Friday, 19 October 2018

Weekend Blog Hops - 19 October 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
If you were to dress up as a literary figure {author or character} for Halloween, who would it be?
Hmm, that's a tough one, as it would really depend on my mood, and my answer could change from day to day. However, in my current frame of mind, I would choose to be Adele from the Vampire Empire series by Clay & Susan Griffith.


http://www.rosecityreader.com/

http://www.fredasvoice.com/

Opening sentence:
Anne Lister was fourteen or fifteen when she fell in love for the first time.



 



From page 56:
The moment Anne had achieved the primary goal of her journey, she suggested Sibella should spend a while living with her and her aunt in Paris.





My Current Read
Gentleman Jack
Angela Steidele

Anne Lister was a wealthy Yorkshire heiress, a world traveller and a lesbian in an era when it was difficult simply to be female. She wrote her diary in code derived from Ancient Greek, including details of her liaisons with women. Liberated by her money, she remained unmarried, opened a colliery and chose to dress in men's clothes. Some locals referred to her as Gentleman Jack and sent her poison pen letters, but this did not dissuade her from living mostly as she pleased. On inheriting Shibden Hall, Anne chose to travel abroad, before returning to Halifax and courting Ann Walker, another wealthy heiress twelve years her junior. They renovated Shibden Hall together and considered themselves married, to the horror of Walker's relatives. On a trip to Georgia, Lister caught a fever and died. Walker was subsequently shut up in the same lunatic asylum as Eliza, one of Lister's earlier conquests. The biography combines excerpts of Lister's own diaries with Angela Steidele's erudite and lively commentary.

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    1. Yes, it's proving very interesting reading.

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  2. I'm curious to know more about Anne. :-) Happy weekend!

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    1. She does seem fascinating, if a tad self-centered.

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  3. Sounds fascinating. I am so glad to live when I do - with the rights I have. This week I'm featuring Leverage in Death by J. D. Robb - the latest in the series. Happy reading!

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    1. Thanks Kathy. Yes, we do have a lot more freedom these days.

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  4. I love the sound of this one. Thanks for sharing, and here's mine: “BITTER ORANGE”

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    1. It's certainly an interesting read. I've read Bitter Orange. I hope you enjoy it.

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    1. No, Adele is one of the humans, but she does have powers connected to geomancy.

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  6. Oooh! I love seeing costumes related to vampire stories. The human characters are always so interesting!

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  7. Sounds like a fascinating biography. Sad that her partners ended up being sent to an asylum. Implies some intrigue, since they both ended up at the same one.

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    1. Yes, she certainly led an interesting life.

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  8. Sounds like quite an interesting read. Thanks for sharing! Happy reading! :)

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  9. Lovely cover. Hope you enjoy your Sunday!

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