It’s FRIDAY!!! Welcome to this week’s edition of the hijinks!
Book Beginnings on Fridays is hosted each week by Rose City Reader. It’s a chance to share the first sentence or so of the book you are reading this week. You can check out others’ book beginnings here.
This week’s book beginning:
Katherine Macdonald gives us splendid retellings of myth and of fairy tale. I anticipate this, her gender-swapped vision of Sleeping Beauty, will be equally compelling. So far, I’m positively engrossed by the story of Prince Hawthorn and his reluctant bodyguard, Juliana Ardencourt. I love the names Macdonald has chosen for her characters. I love the interaction between the two of them, the push and pull of attraction against the backdrop of the curse everybody knows is coming.
Would you read this book? Be warned, once you read one of Katherine Macdonald’s books, you’ll want more! (Not that this is a bad thing….)
Book Blogger Hop is hosted by Coffee Addicted Writer. It starts each Friday and runs through the following Thursday. Each week, there’s a new prompt featuring a book-related question. It’s designed to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, make new blogging friends, and gain followers. See what others have to say on this topic and link up your own post here.
This week’s prompt:
I’m not big on audiobooks. When my commute was longer, I used to listen to them. Now, if traffic is kind, I’m not in the car long enough to get much listening done. I don’t listen to them when I’m at work or doing things around the house because I don’t like wearing headphones in those settings. (And if I listened to audiobooks at work, I’d probably find myself in trouble!)
What about you? Are audiobooks your jam?