Book Beginnings #20 & Friday 56 #20: The Fifth Season

Book Beginnings is hosted by Rose City Reader. The weekly post goes up every Thursday and bloggers can add their links all week. I am rereading The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin the first book in the Broken Earth trilogy. I wanted to read a book for the SFBC Book Club (we have a yearly challenge readingContinue reading “Book Beginnings #20 & Friday 56 #20: The Fifth Season”

Book Beginnings #19 and Friday 56 #19: Chocolat by Joanne Harris

Book Beginnings is hosted by Rose City Reader. The weekly post goes up every Thursday and bloggers can add their links all week. My book this week is Chocolat by Joanne Harris. This is a reread for me. The beginning:   February 11 Shrove Tuesday We came on the wind of the carnival. A warm wind for February, laden with the hotContinue reading “Book Beginnings #19 and Friday 56 #19: Chocolat by Joanne Harris”

Book Beginnings #18 & Friday 56 #18: Midnight’s Children by Salman Rushdie

Book Beginnings is hosted by Rose City Reader. The weekly post goes up every Thursday and bloggers can add their links all week. My book this week is Midnight’s Children by Salman Rushdie. I first read it a few years ago and loved it. I am really enjoying the reread so far.   GoodReads description:  Before Salman Rushdie hadContinue reading “Book Beginnings #18 & Friday 56 #18: Midnight’s Children by Salman Rushdie”

Book Beginnings #16, & Friday 56 #17: Guards! Guards! by Terry Pratchett (reread)

Book Beginnings is hosted by Rose City Reader. The weekly post goes up every Thursday and bloggers can add their links all week.  This is the 8th book in the Discworld series and the first book in the City Watch series. (There are several different series that branch off from each other  in Discworld.) This is one of my favorite Pratchett books. HereContinue reading “Book Beginnings #16, & Friday 56 #17: Guards! Guards! by Terry Pratchett (reread)”

Book Beginnings & Friday 56 (late post)

I haven’t written any reviews yet this year, but I will have some up soon, I think.  Book Beginnings is hosted by Rose City Reader. The weekly post goes up every Thursday and bloggers can add their links all week. And for this week’s Friday 56: The Friday 56 is hosted by Freda’s Voice. I am reading TheContinue reading “Book Beginnings & Friday 56 (late post)”

Book Beginnings #15, Friday 56 #16:The Song of Achilles

Book Beginnings is hosted by Rose City Reader. The weekly post goes up every Thursday and bloggers can add their links all week. Here is my belated post! My book this week is The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller. Synopsis from GoodReads: Greece in the age of heroes. Patroclus, an awkward young prince, has been exiledContinue reading “Book Beginnings #15, Friday 56 #16:The Song of Achilles”

Book Beginnings #14, The Friday 56 #15 & Book Blogger Hop #3

Book Beginnings is hosted by Rose City Reader. The weekly post goes up every Thursday and bloggers can add their links all week. synopsis from GoodReads:As You Like It is a pastoral comedy by William Shakespeare believed to have been written in 1599 or early 1600 and first published in the First Folio, 1623. The play’s firstContinue reading “Book Beginnings #14, The Friday 56 #15 & Book Blogger Hop #3”

Book Beginnings #13, The Friday 56 #14 & Book Blogger Hop #2: Tigana

Book Beginnings is hosted by Rose City Reader. The weekly post goes up every Thursday and bloggers can add their links all week. My book this week is the fantasy novel Tigana by Guy Gavriel Kay. This is not my first book by him; I tried The Lions of Al-Rassan and didn’t like it, but so far I like this oneContinue reading “Book Beginnings #13, The Friday 56 #14 & Book Blogger Hop #2: Tigana”

Book Beginnings & The Friday 56: Spinning Silver

Book Beginnings is hosted by Rose City Reader. The weekly post goes up every Thursday and bloggers can add their links all week. I started The Innkeeper’s Song  by Peter Beagle earlier this week, but then I decided to start Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik, and I think I will finish the latter first. I have been looking forwardContinue reading “Book Beginnings & The Friday 56: Spinning Silver”

Book Beginnings & The Friday 56: One Hundred Years of Solitude

My book this week is One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez. It is interesting so far. This one seems to get extreme reactions from people I know who have read it. Synopsis (from GoodReads)  One of the most influential literary works of our time, One Hundred Years of Solitude is a dazzling and originalContinue reading “Book Beginnings & The Friday 56: One Hundred Years of Solitude”

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