Friday, 3 August 2018

Weekend Blog Hops - 3 August 2018

It's the weekend once more. That means it's time for my book blogger hopping.
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Have you ever had a bookish, nocturnal dream? If so, please share the story. If not, have you ever had a daydream related to books? If so, please tell us about it.

Naturally I have had dreams and daydreams about books--sometimes in general, or sometimes finding myself with certain characters or within a particular plot. However, I can't recall any well enough to actually share the story. Sorry!

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Opening sentence:
They hammered on the entrance to the palace, pounding with their fists.






From page 56:
And with that Militza ran out of the house, her head swimming, her pulse pounding. He had completely disobeyed her!




My Current Read
The Witches of St Petersburg
Imogen Edward-Jones

Two Montenegrin princesses, Militza and Stana, are married into the Russian aristocracy of the last Tsar by their father. Initially shunned by society and, in Stana's case, married to a man she detests, life isn't easy.

Fascinated by the occult, the sisters soon become close to the Tsarina Alexandra who is willing to try anything to precipitate the birth of the son and heir the country longs for. If she puts her faith in them, Militza and Stana promise they can help the Tsarina produce a boy.

The girls hold seances, experiment with a variety of rituals and bring various men to the Tsarina who they feel have spiritual power. Their closeness to the Empress and power in court is undisputed: until, that is, Grigori Rasputin arrives. Militza and Stana, along with most of female Russian society, are intoxicated, but by bringing Rasputin into their lives, have they taken a fatal step too far?

20 comments:

  1. I'm quite intrigued. Love books about witches. I added you to the Linky. Happy weekend!

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    1. Thanks for adding me in. I always miss my chance with time difference when the posts go up later.

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  2. What a gorgeous cover. Sounds like a great book. Hope you enjoy it.

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  3. Sounds interesting. I hope you enjoy it. Mine is from The Point by John Dixon - a science fiction thriller from my review stack. Happy reading!

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    1. Thanks Kathy. Hope you enjoy your weekend too.

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  4. Gorgeous cover...and tempting excerpt. Thanks for sharing, and here's mine: “GHOSTED”

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  5. Happy Friday!

    Ooh, looks interesting!

    Hallie @ Book by Book

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  6. Well, this sounds like something I might enjoy. I love witch books. Enjoy your weekend!

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  7. Usually I can't remember my dreams unless it's really weird or scary...

    Check out my Friday post and please vote in my Make Me Read It Readathon poll

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Lauren. Good luck with your poll.

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  8. Those snippets are great and leave me curious for more! Hope you have a fantastic weekend! :)

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  9. Fun on the dreams and thoughts...I have never dreamed of books, but I definitely think about the story line when I am not reading. :)

    Thanks for sharing.

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  10. I don't usually remember my dreams, either, except for a recent one in which one of my classmates in the dream (I was either in middle school or high school) stole one of my Harry Potter books! I was hopping mad, too! (And I don't remember if I DID recover it, lol.)

    As a writer, I would imagine that you would indeed have daydreams, as well as dreams, about your characters. Of course, your daydreams then turn into novels. You must have a LOT of fun doing this! :)

    That book you're reading looks FASCINATING!! I LOVE reading about this turbulent time in Russian history! I'm adding the book to my GR shelves!!

    Thanks for sharing, as well as for commenting on my BBH post!! <3 :)

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    1. Thanks Maria. Happy Reading!
      Yes, it's great fun turning daydreams into books!

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