Friday, 13 October 2017

Weekend Blog Hops - 13 October 2017

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Who is your favorite horror/suspense author and why?
Although I liked horror in my early teens, I really don't read much of it anymore. However, I would pick Stephen King. I love his story ideas and he has an excellent grasp of pacing and suspense.



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Opening sentence:
The room is an appalling mess. The entire floor seems to be covered with books.





From page 56:
I asked myself what my father would have done if he'd been facing a problem like this--he always considered himself a bit of a philosopher.





My Current Read 
The Alphabet of Heart's Desire
Brian Keaney

A visitor calls with a gift and a message from the past in this literary, historical novel.

In 1802 Thomas de Quincey, a young man from a comfortable middle-class background who would go on to become one of the most celebrated writers of his day, collapsed on Oxford Street and was discovered by a teenage prostitute who brought him back to her room and nursed him to health. It was the beginning of a relationship that would introduce Thomas to a world just below the surface of London's polite society, where pleasure was a tradeable commodity and opium could seem the only relief from poverty. Yet it is also a world where love might blossom, and goodness survive. The lives of a street girl, an aspiring writer, and a freed slave cross and re-cross the slums of London in this novel about the birth of passion, the burden of addiction, and the consolations of literature.

20 comments:

  1. I've run into this one recently. Not my normal reading but it keeps catching my eye. And it sounds like a perfect story to make into a movie.

    My Friday 56 from Flesh

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    1. Yes, I think it would make a good film.

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  2. That beginning was enough to pull me in! :-) Happy weekend!

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  3. I'm curious about this one. Lovely cover, too. Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.

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  4. I enjoy high suspense books, but probably lean more toward thriller than horror in my tastes. Still, there are horror books I enjoy. I am not sure I could pick a favorite author though.

    Love the opening of The Alphabet of Heart's Desire. My floor is covered by pillows and blankets right now--my daughter's blanket fort. I wouldn't mind it being covered in books. :-)

    I hope you have a great weekend!

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    1. Yes, a book-covered floor sounds good; although, the OCD in me would quickly make neat piles! :)

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  5. This is the first I've seen of The Alphabet of Heart's Desire, but it sounds intriguing.

    Have a great weekend. - Katie

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  6. I'm a total sucker for horror books! :) Love Stephen King!

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    1. I must read some of his newer stuff like The Dark Tower. I enjoyed the movie recently.

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  7. Can't go wrong with Stephen King! :)

    Lauren @ Always Me

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    1. Thanks for the visit, Lauren. Happy Reading!

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  8. Beautiful cover and interesting excerpt. Hope you enjoyed your weekend!

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    1. Thanks Alicia. See you again next time.

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  9. Love your book choice! Hope you had a great weekend!

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  10. I don't tend to pick up horror books too, most of the books I read in the genre were from when I was younger - a lot of people chose Stephen King as a favourite, but I have yet to read any of his books!

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    1. Yes, I grew out of scaring myself when I hit my mid-teens.

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