Book Beginnings on Friday and Book Blogger Hop – July 29, 2022

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. I’m also going to link up with Carrie at Reading Is My Superpower for First Line Friday.

This week’s book beginning:

The ocean is far more than water. She swells with the moon, and disappears on the darkest nights.

So how does the ocean relate to a story about a codebreaker? Do you want to read on and find out?

Book Blogger Hop

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:

If you are listening to an audiobook, do you follow along with the print version? (submitted by Elizabeth @ Silver’s Reviews)

I don’t listen to audiobooks, so I don’t have to decide whether to follow along with the print version. I just read the print/digital version!

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20 Responses to Book Beginnings on Friday and Book Blogger Hop – July 29, 2022

  1. Ford, Meezan says:

    Well that makes it easy! Have a great weekend! 🙂

  2. Meezan says:

    Well that makes it easy! Have a great weekend! 🙂

  3. Bonnie says:

    I love audiobooks, but have no need to follow along with the print version.

  4. Cindy Davis says:

    I listen to audiobooks so I can do other things, so I don’t follow along with the print version. I hope you enjoy this one, have a good weekend!

  5. The Codebreaker’s Secret looks good. I’ll have to check it out. Have a great weekend!

  6. Ashley S. says:

    I always enjoy reading about codebreakers, so this book looks really appealing to me. Thanks for sharing! Hope you have a great weekend! 🙂

  7. Paula Shreckhise says:

    Codebreaker’s Secret sounds great!
    My first line is from The Secrets Between Them by Susie Dietze:
    Joel Morgan was not in the mood to be lied to.

  8. I love that first line. I’m currently reading Deception by Patricia Bradley and the first line is: “Today was not a good day to die.” Have a great week!

  9. Code breaking is fascinating to me, so this sounds like one I would enjoy! This week I featured the first line from The Italian Ballerina by Kristy Cambron.

    Hope you have a great week!

  10. I do enjoy audiobooks when I’m making dinner or driving. It’s more about multitasking for me. If I’m going to read for pleasure, I’ll pick physical or kindle first.

  11. Cassie says:

    I’m not an audio-book person either but I thought part of point of them was that you can listen when doing things you can’t read doing… reading along seems a bit illogical.
    Although, I have watched a play while reading the print edition in an English Lit class.

    • It does seem a little illogical to try to read along with an audiobook if the point is reading hands-free, doesn’t it?

      I watched the BBC miniseries of Titus Alone (one of the Gormenghast novels) because I No way would I read along on that one.

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