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Friday 56 – Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman

Welcome to Friday 56! Hosted by Freda’s Voice, you turn to page 56 or 56% in any book or reading device and pick a sentence that grabs you.

My Book of the Week is Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman (click for link to Goodreads):

Book Description From Goodreads:

“Neil Gaiman, long inspired by ancient mythology in creating the fantastical realms of his fiction, presents a bravura rendition of the Norse gods and their world from their origin though their upheaval in Ragnarok.

In Norse Mythology, Gaiman stays true to the myths in envisioning the major Norse pantheon: Odin, the highest of the high, wise, daring, and cunning; Thor, Odin’s son, incredibly strong yet not the wisest of gods; and Loki—son of a giant—blood brother to Odin and a trickster and unsurpassable manipulator.

Gaiman fashions these primeval stories into a novelistic arc that begins with the genesis of the legendary nine worlds and delves into the exploits of deities, dwarfs, and giants. Through Gaiman’s deft and witty prose, these gods emerge with their fiercely competitive natures, their susceptibility to being duped and to duping others, and their tendency to let passion ignite their actions, making these long-ago myths breathe pungent life again.”


“Loki went across the mountain to see the dwarf called Brokk, at the workshop he shared with his brother, Eitri. “Ivaldi’s sons are making three treasures as gifts for the gods of Asgard,” said Loki. “The gods are going to judge the treasures.  Ivaldi’s sons want me to tell you that they are certain you and your brother Eitri can’t make anything as good as they can. They called you “fumble-fingered incompetents’.””

I was lucky enough that page 56 was fairly near the beginning of the start of a new short story. It gives a good indication of how the mini stories contained in the book as a whole are written and, more specifically, what Loki is like as a character.

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Sunday Salon

Welcome to my Sunday Salon post! Hosted by Readerbuzz this post is a chance to have a weekly bookish and non-bookish catch up with other bloggers.

Books that I have been reading this week:

Quarter to Midnight by Karen Rose (click for link to Goodreads)

This is my Blog Tour Book. I am on the Blog Tour for this book on 23 August so keep your eyes peeled for my review on here, Amazon, Goodreads, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter!

The Christie Affair by Nina De Gramont (click for link to Goodreads)

This is my buddy read book.

Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman (click for link to Goodreads)

This is my current library book.

Double or Nothing by Kim Sherwood (click for link to Goodreads)

This is my Blog Tour Book. I am on the Blog Tour for this book on 2 September so keep your eyes peeled for my review on here, Amazon, Goodreads, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter!

My Book Of The Week That Took Part In This Week’s Memes Was:

The Christie Affair by Nina De Gramont (click for link to Goodreads)

Memes that I have participated in this week:

Goodreads Monday – Hosted by me Budget Tales Book Blog

Top Ten Tuesday – Hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl

First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros – Hosted by Socrates Book Reviews

WWW Wednesday – Hosted by Sam @ Taking on a World of Words

Goodreads Top 5 Wednesday – Hosted by Goodreads T5W group

Time Travel Thursday – Hosted by me Budget Tales Blog

Book Blogger Hop – Hosted by Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer

The Friday 56 – Hosted by Freda’s Voice

Lets Talk Bookish – Hosted by Aria @ Book Nook Bits

Stacking the Shelves – Hosted by Reading Reality

All Over Instagram – Hosted by me Budget Tales Book Blog

Sunday Post – Hosted by Caffeinated Reviewer

What else has been happening this week:

We have finally had cooler weather and some rain! It has been excellent! We have also had a pretty busy week, going out most days.

On Monday we went to the Children’s Centre then on to Hastings. It was my son’s 4th birthday so we thought that we would take him to the Seaside and to the Aquarium. He loved being in the Sea, but not the Aquarium so much, no idea why. On Tuesday we went to Rochester for some lunch, a look round the Cathedral and some window shopping (including a couple of bookshops!). Wednesday we went to Aylesford Priory and had a look around where the Order of Carmelites used to live. Thursday we went to Maidstone Museum. On Friday we went to Tunbridge Wells to buy some bits for my son’s first homework (!!). On Saturday we went to IKEA and bought some bits for the house – we always need more storage solutions! Today we are going to stay near home and visit my partner’s parents (who live a 10 min walk away!)




Rochester Cathedral

Rochester High Street (with Cathedral in the background)

Aylesford Priory (you can see where the heat has damaged the grass!)

Aylesford Priory

Wetherspoons Restaurant – converted Theatre

Wetherspoons Restaurant – converted Theatre

How has your week been?

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Let’s Talk Bookish – Unhauling Books

Welcome to my Let’s Talk Bookish post! Created by Rukky @ Eternity Books and hosted by Aria @ Book Nook Bits, this meme includes a set prompt which we are then let lose on to discuss.

This week’s prompt is:

Unhauling Books (Amber @ Escape Life in the Pages)

How do you feel about unhauling books?

I hate it. I always think ‘what if I want to read it again?’.

Do you get rid of books often? Or do you hold on to every book you buy?

No I don’t get rid of books often. I have never given any of my books away. I keep every single book, which is why I try to limit what I buy/ask for as presents. I have got a Kindle so that I don’t completely fill my shelves, but they are still gradually filling up! I haven’t got rid of any Kindle books yet either…

How do you decide which books to get rid of?

I couldn’t and so I don’t!

Are there any books you would never get rid of?

ALL OF THEM! I have only just got back in to reading so my shelves aren’t as bad as they could have been. I know that I have some of my childhood books at my mum’s house which I have started to move across to my house. Whilst I still have space I won’t even contemplate getting rid of any books!

What about you?

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Thursday Quotables – The Christie Affair by Nina De Gramont

Hosted by Bookshelf Fantasies, this is where you share a favorite quote, line, or passage from your reading each week!

Each week I chose a Book of the Week to take part in this (and other) book memes. This week my chosen book is The Christie Affair by Nina De Gramont (click for link to Goodreads):

“Sunny. Proves rich or poor doesn’t matter, if you ask me. Some people are just born happy. I think that’s the luckiest thing. If you’re sunny inside, you never have to worry about the weather.”

I thought that was a lovely quote.

Book Description From Goodreads:

Why would the world’s most famous mystery writer disappear for eleven days? What makes a woman desperate enough to destroy another woman’s marriage? How deeply can a person crave revenge?

In 1925, Miss Nan O’Dea infiltrated the wealthy, rarefied world of author Agatha Christie and her husband, Archie. In every way, she became a part of their life––first, both Christies. Then, just Archie. Soon, Nan became Archie’s mistress, luring him away from his devoted wife, desperate to marry him. Nan’s plot didn’t begin the day she met Archie and Agatha.

It began decades before, in Ireland, when Nan was a young girl. She and the man she loved were a star-crossed couple who were destined to be together––until the Great War, a pandemic, and shameful secrets tore them apart. Then acts of unspeakable cruelty kept them separated.

What drives someone to murder? What will someone do in the name of love? What kind of crime can someone never forgive? Nina de Gramont’s brilliant, unforgettable novel explores these questions and more.”

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First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros – Twelve Days In May by Niamh Hargan – #romance #chicklit

It’s First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday! Hosted by Socrates Book Reviews this is where you share the first paragraph of one of the books that you are currently reading. Each week I will choose a book of the week (which will be one of the books that I am currently reading) and that book will take part in this book blog meme:

This week my book of the week is Twelve Days In May by Niamh Hargan:

“To say that Ciaran Flynn ruins Lizzy’s first day in Cannes seems a little pathetic, and maybe hyperbolic, and certainly like it gives him a degree of power he does not deserve. But the fact of the matter is, he somewhat ruins her first day in Cannes.”

Book Description From Goodreads:

They haven’t spoken for 12 years.

Can they fall in love in 12 days?

Lizzy Munro is working at the Cannes Film Festival, in a job that involves a lot more admin than red-carpet glamour.

There, Ciaran Flynn is the man everyone is talking about: heartthrob of the moment and director of the most romantic movie of the year.

What nobody knows is that twelve years ago, they were best friends . . . and they haven’t spoken since.

But when Ciaran’s film runs into trouble, there’s only one person he can turn to.

Is twelve days enough to save not only Ciaran’s film, but also the spark he and Lizzy once shared?

I have just started reading this and am quite excited by it! I am on the Blog Tour for this book on 13 May so keep your eyes peeled for my review on here, Amazon, Goodreads, Instagram, Facebook and Twitter!

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