Friday 26 October 2018

Weekend Blog Hops: 26 October 2018

It's the weekend once more. That means it's time for my book-blogger hopping.
Recommend one horror novel for non-horror readers.
I'm not a big horror reader these days. If you're someone not keen on being super frightened, though, I could recommend something like Robin McKinley's Sunshine or Lindqvist's Let the Right One In. Both are vampire tales that fall more into horror than the paranormal romance that accounts for much modern vampire fiction. (N.B. Sunshine does have a sexual element to it, if not exactly a romantic one.) However, neither are excessively scary or gruesome.
Opening sentence:
I love compiling music lists. It's a bit of a hobby, but what makes it more rewarding than ever before is that there are so many more ways of sharing music now that billions of people have access to the internet.


From page 56:
Just as much a part of Irish tradition as the instrumental dance song is the unaccompanied song.

My Current Read
Around the World in 575 Songs Vol. 1: Europe
Nick Wall

Nick Wall has spent over four years gathering traditional music from every country in the world, from Kazakhstan to Kiribati, researching the life and culture of these countries, then weaving the music in with information, stories, and reflections about each country. Around the World in 575 Songs: Traditional Music from all the World’s Countries is a festival of cultures in four volumes; a demonstration that for many people in this globalised world our roots are still a vital part of who we are; and an affirmation that every country and every people are special. Never before have so many stories been gathered together in one place of the struggles by musicians around the globe to keep traditional music forms and traditional instruments alive. These volumes are a vital resource, and a well of inspiration.


  1. What a fascinating project. Is it accompanied with recordings?

  2. I like both the 56 and beginning. This sounds like a book I would probably enjoy. Thanks for mentioning it.

  3. Sounds very interesting! I hope you are enjoying the information. This week I am spotlighting A True Cowboy Christmas by Caitlin Crews - from my review stack. Happy reading!

  4. Sounds quite fascinating for music lovers!! Happy weekend!

  5. Let the Right One In was much darker than I expected, but really good! Sunshine is on my TBR pile.

    I have the same question as Roberta. I think this would be fascinating, especially if it's accompanied by the music.

    1. There is a website link in the book, plus he highlights certain songs and CDs for each country.

  6. What a wonderful adventure! Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.

  7. What an interesting collection. Love the idea of exploring the world through music. Happy weekend!

  8. That is such an awesome idea for a book. Thanks for sharing! :)

  9. Sounds like a really fun book!! Thank you for sharing, and for visiting my blog x

  10. I've never read Let the Right One In, but I've seen both movie versions.