Friday, 22 June 2018

Weekend Blog Hops - 22 June 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
For all of you worker bees out there! How do you balance having a day job/career and managing your blog at night? Is it hard or easy to do, and what do people in your work life think of your blogs?

I work from home as a freelance literary editor and author, so I fit in my blogging around that during the day time. Where possible, when I have any extra free time, I schedule posts in advance, in case I have a busy day when they are due to go out. Others I just post as they crop up, especially when it comes to book or film reviews. I don't have a steady set of co-workers per se, but I know a few of my friends, family members, and fellow authors keep an eye on my blog posts and vlogs.

http://www.rosecityreader.com/
http://www.fredasvoice.com/
Opening sentence:
The real story isn't half as pretty as the one you've heard.







From page 56:
And she did as the fox said, and even as they hid, they heard outside a roaring of angry voices.





My Current Read 
Spinning Silver
Naomi Novik

Miryem is the daughter and granddaughter of moneylenders... but her father isn't a very good one. Free to lend and reluctant to collect, he has loaned out most of his wife's dowry and left the family on the edge of poverty--until Miryem steps in. Hardening her heart against her fellow villagers' pleas, she sets out to collect what is owed--and finds herself more than up to the task. When her grandfather loans her a pouch of silver pennies, she brings it back full of gold.

But having the reputation of being able to change silver to gold can be more trouble than it's worth--especially when her fate becomes tangled with the cold creatures that haunt the wood, and whose king has learned of her reputation and wants to exploit it for reasons Miryem cannot understand.

19 comments:

  1. Hi Nicki!

    Oh, I LOVE that opening sentence!

    Here is mine this week: http://bit.ly/Fri56Tooth

    Have a lovely weekend! x

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  2. Novik is an author I've been wanting to read. I love the fairy tale quality her books seem to have and I love the teasers.

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    1. Yes, it's my first time reading her, so I am looking forward to it.

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  3. This sounds good. I hope you are enjoying it. This week I have a book that has been on TBR mountain way too long - A Rumor of Bones by Beverly Connor. Happy reading!

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    1. Thanks. Will be starting it tomorrow.

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  4. Sounds quite interesting. I added you to the Linky. Happy weekend!

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    1. Thanks for adding me in. Happy Reading.

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  5. Intense! I hope you can stop by:

    http://collettaskitchensink.blogspot.com/2018/06/first-lines-friday-62218.html

    Colletta

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  6. I am curious about this one. Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.

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  7. I very much want to read this one and am glad you featured it. I loved Uprooted and keep meaning to go back and read Novik's backlist. I hope this one turns out to be good. Have a great weekend, Nicki.

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    1. I haven't read any of her works before, though Uprooted also sounds fun.

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  8. The beginning ups my curiosity. I also like titles with the word "silver."

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    1. Thanks for stopping by. I am starting it tonight, so hopefully it will be good!

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  9. I'm really looking forward to Spinning Silver. I hope you enjoy it!

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    1. Thanks for the visit. I am starting this one tonight. Can't wait.

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  10. I really want to read this one. I hope you enjoy it!

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