Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Book Blogger Hop: May 11th - 17th

Could you ever pick a favorite book or is it like choosing your favorite child?

It's like choosing my favorite child.  Now if you said what's my favorite Nora Roberts book easy, Divine Evil.  What's my favorite children's book(s) The Amelia Bedelia Series.  If it's a more direct favorite question I can answer it, but there's no way I can pick one over the others.

Friday, May 11, 2018

Peek Inside a Book - Jane Austen, the Secret Radical

When I was deciding to come back to the blog I was looking through all the blogging memes that the blogs I read follow. I had done Book Beginnings and The Friday 56 a handful of times, but over at Mixed Book Bag, JC merged them together and I really like that idea.  So borrowing from her I'm going to start linking up to both Book Beginnings on Friday from Rose City Reader and The Friday 56 with Freda's Voice.

This week I'm reading: Jane Austen, the Secret Radical by Helena Kelly


It Begins: 
England in April. Even here, in Southampton, in a town full of soldiers and sailors, in a country at war, April is still April.

On Page 56:
Henry Tilney is highly educated, highly literate, a self-confessed lover of novels ("I have read hundreds and hundreds"). He's an expert reader. He boasts that he finished Udolpho "in two day"; that's two full days of uninterrupted reading. 

I'm not done, but so far I'm really enjoying this deep dive of Auten's work. 

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Book Blooger Hop - Week of May 4-10

Do you ever feel like you have emerged better for reading a book?

Yes, both fiction and nonfiction books have had an impact on my life.  I'm never surprised by nonfiction books, because I tend to pick up ones that I want to learn something from, it's always a surprise when a fiction book makes me stop and think about a life choice or how I view the world.  I don't know why it surprises me, as an author you want your work to impact the reader in some way, and if my work of fiction can get someone to think about a topic or themselves in a better light then didn't I do my job if they were also entertained?