Friday, 14 September 2018

Weekend Blog Hops - 14 September 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
Which author(s) do you not read, and why?
I don't have authors I refuse to read or anything like that. However, I guess I could pick Laurence Sterne. I've tried to read Tristram Shandy twice, and have given up both times. From memory, it's the only book I've ever DFN'd. I simply can't get into it, but I don't know why. Otherwise, I'm always open to try anything.


http://www.rosecityreader.com/


http://www.fredasvoice.com/


Opening sentence:
Our plans:
1. When I've finished my education and have the money, we'll buy a house with lots of rooms and a balcony.




 


From page 56:
I was an enigma to my friends. They didn't know which box to put me in.



My Current Read
Last Night in Nuuk
Niviaq Korneliussen
A witty and fearless debut from a stunning new voice, Last Night in Nuuk is a work of daring invention about young life in Greenland. Through monologues, emails, and text exchanges, she brilliantly weaves together the coming of age of five distinct characters: a woman who's "gone off sausage" (men); her brother, in a secret affair with a powerful married man; a lesbian couple confronting an important transition; and the troubled young woman who forces them all to face their fears. With vibrant imagery and daring prose, Korneliussen writes honestly about finding yourself and growing into the person you were meant to be. Praised for creating "its own genre" (Politiken, Denmark), Last Night in Nuuk is a brave entrance onto the literary scene and establishes her as a voice that cannot be ignored.

19 comments:

  1. You had me with the Greenland setting, but when I saw the book created "its own genre," it a became must read. Thanks for sharing.

    I skim the middle of some novels, but I rarely DNF either. The one novel that I put down within the first chapter had a main character who was despicable with no mitigating factors. (He wooed and remarried his ex-wife just so he could humiliate her with a second divorce.) Blech!

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    1. It's certainly an interesting read.
      Uh, the guy in your book sounds awful.

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  2. I don't think I have ever read anything set in Greenland, but I might have to try this one.

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  3. Greenland is definitely a new setting for me. This doesn't sound like my kind of book though. This week I am featuring Magic Triumphs by Ilona Andrews. Happy reading!

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  4. I love the sound of this one. Thanks for sharing, and here's mine: “SECRETS OF THE TULIP SISTERS”

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  5. There is one author I can think of whose books I won't read any more on principle. I do try to separate the art from the artist, but there are times when I just can't do it. When an author's behavior is just so egregious--like child molestation.

    My daughter just learned a little something about Greenland in school and so has been sharing her knowledge with everyone who will listen. :-) So I thought it was quite a coincidence you are reading a book set there. It sounds like it will be a good one!

    Have a great week!

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    1. What a coincidence! Wishing you a book-filled weekend.

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  6. I like the setting for this one. And both the opening and the excerpt are intriguing.

    My Friday 56 from The Monster Museum

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  7. I don't read Stephen King because I associate him with scary and creepy horror even though I know he has written in other genres. See what we are featuring at Girl Who Reads

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    1. Ah, yes, his older stuff is like that. Then he went a little more fantasy.

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  8. The 56 has left me wanting more!! Happy weekend!

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  9. Both snippets have me intrigued for more! Hope you have an awesome weekend! :)

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  10. That is good you are always open to reading authors.

    Thanks for sharing and for coming by my blog.

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  11. Nice. I like when authors mix mediums. Hope you enjoyed your weekend!

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