Friday, 16 March 2018

Weekend Blog Hops - 16 March 2018

It's the weekend once more. That means it's time for my book blogger hopping....
http://www.coffeeaddictedwriter.com/2017/01/book-blogger-hop-january-13th-19th.html
Who is your favorite children's books author and why?
Hmm. This is a hard one in a way. Thinking back to my childhood, I enjoyed the Enid Blyton books. In terms of modern authors, I read a little YA but rarely any Middle Grade. I guess the names that first come to mind are Philip Pullman and Neil Gaiman, as I love the fantasy worlds they create.


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

Opening sentence:
Ursus and Homo were fast friends.






From page 56:
The Comprachicos had not, like the gypsies, an idiom of their own; their jargon was a promiscuous collection of idioms: all languages were mixed together in their language; they spoke a medley.





My Current Read 
The Man Who Laughs
Victor Hugo
 
There is no official blurb, but basically, it is set in England in the late 17th century. Gwynplain, the hero, was mutilated at birth so that his face forms a constant smile. He rescues a baby whose mother has frozen to death in the snow, and meets Ursus, a wandering philosopher who takes them both in. Years pass and they put on a travelling performance. Déa, who is blind, is in love with Gwynplain, who loves her in return. But soon Gwynplain's long forgotten past catches up with him and he learns he is actually the son of a rebel lord.

24 comments:

  1. Hi, Nicki!

    I do like the line - They spoke a medley!

    Great Friday 56/BB choice. Not read it, but heard about this.

    Here's my choice for today - Happy Weekend!

    http://bit.ly/2FHVPqf

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  2. I love seeing classics! This is one I have not read either. Great choice! Happy weekend!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by. I enjoy a good classic!

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  3. I've always wanted to read Victor Hugo and this is one I haven't heard of. I'll definitely check this one out! I hope you're enjoying it!

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    1. Do, but if you are new to Victor Hugo, I would recommend starting with something like Notre Dame de Paris first. :)

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  4. I've heard of the author but not the book. I don't read "classics" but hope you enjoy the story. This week I am spotlighting The Broken Girls by Simone St. James. Happy reading!

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  5. I need to read more Hugo.

    Here is a link to my Friday 56: https://coffeeandcatsblog.wordpress.com/2018/03/16/friday-56-60/comment-page-1/#comment-1836

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  6. This sounds like a book I "should" read. I don't often read classics, but this sounds like a fascinating plot.
    My Friday post features Before We Were Yours.

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    1. Hi Sandra
      I love classics, and this one is an intriguing story.

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  7. I love reading a lot of Neil Gaiman books too! Great picks!

    Here’s my Book Blogger Hop!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

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  8. Probably not something I'd pick up. Hope you enjoy your weekend!

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  9. I don't know those books you picked for Book Blogger Hop. I read a lot of those Little Golden Books. Have a great weekend!

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    1. Thanks for the visit. Happy Reading.

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  10. I've never heard of Enid Blyton, but a little trip to Goodreads should take care of that! Lol. As for Pullman and Gaiman, they're both GIANTS in the genre! I want to read their books!! :)

    Thanks for commenting on my own BBH post!! <3 :)

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Maria. You may recognise some of Blyton's books when you see them.

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  11. I haven't read anything by Enid Blyton. I'll have to check her books out for my kids.

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    1. They may seem a little dated now, but they are still fun adventure stories.

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