Friday 27 September 2019

Weekend Blog Hops - 27 September 2019

Hi all! It's time for those weekend blog hops once again! 
Have you ever wished that there were official government bookish holidays, and that, by law, employers HAD to give their workers a paid day off? If so, what kind of bookish holiday would you like to have?
That does sound good, doesn't it! I wouldn't mind so much what the holiday was, as long as there was one. We have Australian Reading Hour here (it was last week), so maybe on that day we could all leave work an hour early for reading time! I'll start the campaign at once! ;)

Opening sentence:
Tallien pressed his old royal watch and it chimed a new republican nine.


From page 56:
The two thousand or so who lay, transformed speedily to garishly attired cadavers, were of the general order of the fairly slain, and the shivering prisoners foiled of more severed French heads, were worthy of the contempt that the lower ranks lavished upon them.

My Current Read 
Napoleon Symphony
Anthony Burgess
A grand and affectionate tragicomic symphony to Napoleon Bonaparte that teases and reweaves Napoleon’s life into a pattern borrowed—in liberty, equality, and fraternity—from Beethoven’s Third “Eroica” Symphony, in this rich, exciting, bawdy, and funny novel Anthony Burgess has pulled out all the stops for a virtuoso performance that is literary, historical, and musical.


  1. Meh, I feel picky this morning... LOL. Probably not my cuppa tea. I added you to the Linky. Happy weekend!

    1. It was a so-so read for me in the end. Thanks for the add.

  2. I will join your campaign! Even an hour off early for reading time would be wonderful. 😊

    It's interesting how Napoleon Symphony is played in parts like Beethoven's Eroica. Sounds like the author was having a bit of fun with it. You'll have to let us know what you think of the overall book and if the format worked well for the story.

    Have a great weekend, Nicki!

    1. I didn't love the book as much as I'd hoped. It was okay, but I felt Burgess was trying too hard to be clever at times, and it didn't grip me.

  3. I love the idea of a holiday for reading. Hope you have a great weekend! :)