Friday 31 August 2018

Weekend Blog Hops: 31 August 2018

It's the weekend once more. That means it's time for my book blogger hopping.
Do you have a YouTube channel? If so, do you post book review vlogs?

Indeed I do! It's HERE, in case anyone is interested. I post a mix of content, but on the book-reading side of things, I have a series in which I discuss the classics (one author per video) and at the end of every month I post Nicki's New Reads, in which I talk about the books I've read that month.

Opening sentence:
I sat on the rough stone wall, gazing down the dusty road and grinding my heel against the rocks.

From page 56:
I threw the rock. And watched, unsurprised, as the trailing, swaying vines struck at it like a nest of snakes, thrashing, writhing, lashing like whips until the rock I'd thrown crumbled and fell in a shower of gravel.

My Current Read
A Curse of Ash & Embers
Jo Spurrier

A dead witch. A bitter curse. A battle of magic. Some people knit socks by the fire at night. Gyssha Blackbone made monsters.But the old witch is dead now, and somehow it's Elodie's job to clean up the mess.When she was hired at Black Oak Cottage, Elodie had no idea she'd find herself working for a witch; and her acid-tongued new mistress, Aleida, was not expecting a housemaid to turn up on her doorstep.Gyssha's final curse left Aleida practically dead on her feet, and now, with huge monsters roaming the woods, a demonic tree lurking in the orchard and an angry warlock demanding repayment of a debt, Aleida needs Elodie's help, whether she likes it or not.And no matter what the old witch throws at her, to Elodie it's still better than going back home.


  1. I love the description in the Friday 56 quote. My Friday Quotes

  2. I like the quotes. I haven't seen much about A Curse of Ash & Embers but it sounds like an interesting story. Enjoy your current read!

  3. Sounds like a book I might enjoy! Happy Labor day weekend!

  4. Not my usual genre, but I agree that 56 is intriguing.

    Thanks for sharing your YouTube channel. I'll be back to check it out later today.

  5. This sounds like a great story. This week I'm spotlighting The Plot is Murder by V. M. Burns - a mystery within a mystery from my TBR mountain. Happy reading!

  6. Love the sound of this book!

    Yes, I have a YouTube Channel - actually starting to use it again - I follow back if you'd like to follow me ;) OhSassyOne!

    Here's my Friday post! Enjoy your weekend x

  7. oh forgot to add, it kind of plays on an ember in the ashes... does it not?

  8. This is high on my wish list. I love the sound of A Curse of Ash and Embers. I love that teaser from page 56. I can just picture the scene in my head. I hope you have a great weekend, Nicki.

  9. Love the writing in this 56 and this is the first time I've come across this books. Sounds very interesting.

    1. Thanks for the visit, Alicia. I enjoyed this book. It was great fun.

  10. That is such a great snippet in the 56. Definitely makes me want to check the book out. Hope you have a wonderful weekend! :)