Friday, 2 March 2018

Weekend Blog Hops - 2 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

Do you use a mouse pad? If so, what's on it?
Funny story.... I needed a new mouse pad, but when I went to the shops, I was in a rush. I saw one that began "I may appear brilliant and intelligent", thought that would do, and bought it. It was only when I got home that I realised the end said "I'm probably just drawing cartoon penises". Haha! Still, it's a talking point if anyone comes into my study and sees it.

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


Opening sentence:
There is just one hymn left to practise.






From page 56:
The king gathered his cape around him and walked off, young Alex and Jonathan running to catch up.







My Current Read 
Mad Blood Stirring
Simon Mayo

On the eve of the year 1815, the American sailors of the Eagle finally arrive at Dartmoor prison; bedraggled, exhausted but burning with hope. They’ve only had one thing to sustain them – a snatched whisper overheard along the way.

The war is over.

Joe Hill thought he’d left the war outside these walls but it’s quickly clear that there’s a different type of fight to be had within. The seven prison blocks surrounding him have been segregated; six white and one black. As his voice rings out across the courtyard, announcing the peace, the redcoat guards bristle and the inmates stir. The powder keg was already fixed to blow and Joe has just lit the fuse.

Elizabeth Shortland, wife of the Governor looks down at the swirling crowd from the window of her own personal prison. The peace means the end is near, that she needn’t be here for ever. But suddenly, she cannot bear the thought of leaving.

Inspired by a true story, Mad Blood tells of a few frantic months in the suffocating atmosphere of a prison awaiting liberation. It is a story of hope and freedom, of loss and suffering. It is a story about how sometimes, in our darkest hour, it can be the most unlikely of things that see us through.

27 comments:

  1. I like reading historical fiction so I might need to look into this title. My Friday Quotes from Wild Things

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  2. I actually like historical fiction but don't read enough of the genre. This one looks particularly interesting. Thanks for mentioning it.

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    1. Thanks Breana. Took a little while to get into it, but now I am enjoying it.

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  3. Hi Nicki! I'm the same as Breana, I like Historical Fiction, but don't read enough. :) This one sounds intriguing.

    My choice this week, is very different to my normal reads: http://bit.ly/2F5OwEE

    Have a lovely weekend! x

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    1. Thanks for stopping by. Happy Reading.

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  4. This sounds intense. And I like to learn about historical events through fiction.

    My Friday 56 from Witch Creek

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  5. The mouse pad story is hilarious! Whoops! This sounds like a great read! I love this kind of historical fiction.

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    1. It was fine until my parents came to stay with us for a few weeks. Oops! :)

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  6. I am definitely keen to read on! Sounds very good! Happy weekend!

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  7. For some reason, your book isn't grabbing me but I love the mousepad story. I'm spotlighting Lake Silence by Anne Bishop - her latest set in the world of The Others. Happy reading!

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    1. Thanks Kathy. It started slow, but I am getting into it now. Should finish tonight.

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  8. Sounds like an interesting read...and that mouse pad: hilarious!

    Here's mine: “SUNBURN”

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    1. Thanks for stopping by. Happy Reading!

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  9. Ha ha, that's a great story about your mouse mat! It reminds me of when I was 14 and I bought a T shirt with the malteasers logo on it only to discover later that it actually said "Man Teaser". My family still tease me about it.

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    1. Haha. Oh dear, that's a funny one too!

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  10. Oh no on the mouse pad saying. I like the beginning though.

    Thanks for sharing.

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  11. OMG, your mouse pad story is HILARIOUS!! I would not feel comfortable letting other people see it, though, if I had bought it. That's because I blush VERY easily! LOL.

    Oh, the book you've picked for the other memes sure sounds intriguing! How interesting, toot, that it's based on a true story! I think I'll add it to my TBR. Hope you enjoy reading it!!

    Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my BBH post!! <3 <3 :) :)


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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Maria. Yes, it was a bit embarrassing, but I laugh about it now.

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  12. Mad Blood Stirring sounds riveting. I hope you are enjoying it. Your mouse pad story is funny. :-) Mine's just a picture of a kitten lying on a branch of a tree. Have a great week!

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  13. It looks very interesting. I think it's headed for my TBR since I love historical fiction.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog.

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  14. I absolutely love your blog hop answer! lol :D I can only imagine what your talking point is when anyone see your hilarious mousepad. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog hop last week Nicki.

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