Friday, 6 October 2017

Weekend Blog Hops: 6 October 2017

http://www.coffeeaddictedwriter.com/2017/01/book-blogger-hop-january-13th-19th.html

Both Bram Stoker's Dracula and Mary Shelley's Frankenstein are considered classics. Have you ever read either of them?
Of course! :) I've read them multiple times. Both are great, but I like Frankenstein best. Perhaps that's because it was a university set book, though, so we spent a lot of time with it.




http://www.rosecityreader.com/ http://www.fredasvoice.com/


Opening sentence:
Moscow, just past midwinter, and the haze of ten thousand fires rose to meet a smothering sky.





From page 56:
Olga lifted her head, startled. The priest's blue eyes were expressionless--she thought she had imagined the venom in his voice.



 

My Current Read 
The Girl in the Tower
Katherine Arden

For a young woman in medieval Russia, the choices are stark: marriage or a life in a convent. Vasya will choose a third way: magic...

The court of the Grand Prince of Moscow is plagued by power struggles and rumours of unrest. Meanwhile bandits roam the countryside, burning the villages and kidnapping its daughters. Setting out to defeat the raiders, the Prince and his trusted companion come across a young man riding a magnificent horse.

Only Sasha, a priest with a warrior's training, recognises this 'boy' as his younger sister, thought to be dead or a witch by her village. But when Vasya proves herself in battle, riding with remarkable skill and inexplicable power, Sasha realises he must keep her secret as she may be the only way to save the city from threats both human and fantastical...

23 comments:

  1. Sounds like an edge-of-the-seat read!! I LOVE that cover too!
    I added you to the Linky! Happy weekend!

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    1. Thanks on all counts. Yes, the cover was what first caught my eye.

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  2. I'd probably buy this one for the cover alone! But it sounds like a good read, too. Hope you enjoy it.

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  3. I read both of those classics for college and our professor was so good with them! :)

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  4. I read the first book in the series and really enjoyed it. The Girl in the Tower is actually one of my most anticipated 2017 book releases.

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    1. I hadn't realised this was the first in a series when I requested it. Oops. I'll have to go back and read book one later.

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  5. Sounds unusually different. I do love that cover! Shamed to say I've not read it. :)

    Here’s my choice for this week http://bit.ly/2y00q06

    Close to Home, by Cara Hunter.

    Have a great weekend!

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  6. It's been too long since I read a Russian novel...I remember reading nothing but Dostoevsky and Tolstoy one summer in college.

    This one looks tempting, and it has a gorgeous cover. Thanks for sharing, and here's mine: “EXPOSED”



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    1. Thanks for visiting. I love Dostoevsky.

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  7. Sounds intriguing. I am featuring Death Overdue by Allison Brook this week. Happy reading!

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  8. This one sounds thrilling. I like the cover. http://tinyurl.com/LisaKsBookReviewsARWABJT

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  9. This book sounds really good! Happy reading! :)

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  10. I haven't read either of the classics, but I really hope I can at least read one or the other by the end of this year. Your current read seems quite intense and exciting, hope you enjoy the book!

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  11. I really want to read Frankenstein soon, thank you so much for stopping by my blog hop from last week Nicki. 😊

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