Book Beginnings on Friday and Book Blogger Hop – July 1, 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.

My book beginning:

The bite of salt in the breeze filled Dodo’s lungs and the screech of gulls welcomed her back.

Are you intrigued? Ready to turn the page and keep reading? I can tell you it’s a delightful cozy, and I’ll be reviewing it soon.

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:

I’ve always loved The Princess Bride. (Maybe I should read the book from which it’s adapted.) It isn’t a movie, but the BBC miniseries of Gormenghast is kind of fun. My husband LOVES the first two books in the trilogy by Mervyn Peake. (It’s universally agreed that the third book, Titus Alone, is awful and should be avoided.) I couldn’t stomach the books (Peake paints with words – layer upon layer upon layer of excruciating detail, and hideous run-on sentences that never seem to end – and SO.MANY.WORDS to describe every blessed thing), but the miniseries was entertaining. And I found the recent adaptation of Dune quite enjoyable. It’s tough to take a book that’s so dense and that lives so much in its characters’ heads and make it come to life on the big screen. The recent version was way better than the 1984 adaptation.

What’s your favorite book-to-screen adaptation? Share in a comment!

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10 Responses to Book Beginnings on Friday and Book Blogger Hop – July 1, 2022

  1. I haven’t seen or read The Princess Bride. I have seen it mentioned a couple of times on here now!

    That book also looks good – I love the cover too!

    Have a great weekend!

    Emily @ Budget Tales Book Blog
    My post:
    https://budgettalesblog.wordpress.com/2022/07/01/book-blogger-hop-what-is-your-favorite-movie-adapted-from-a-book/

  2. What a great, descriptive beginning. I haven’t heard about this book. I’m going to check it out right now. It looks great.

    Have a great weekend!

  3. Ashley S. says:

    I love the sound of this one! I’m always on the lookout for new cozy mysteries. Thanks for sharing! Hope you have a great weekend! 🙂

  4. Cindy Davis says:

    The book sounds great. My family LOVES The Princess Bride, although my daughter is the only one who has read the book.

  5. lissa says:

    The Princess Bride, always one of the my favorite movies. I haven’t seen the new Dune movie but judging by the trailer, I suppose it’s better than the 1984 version, certainly looks less dated.

    Have a lovely day.

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