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Friday 56 – Letters from Father Christmas by JRR Tolkien

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.

From my current reads I have chosen a book from my TBR shelves, Letters from Father Christmas by JRR Tolkien (click for link to Goodreads):

Book Description From Goodreads:

“Can you imagine writing to Father Christmas and actually getting a reply? For more than twenty years, the children of J.R.R. Tolkien received letters from the North Pole – from Father Christmas himself! They told wonderful stories of mischief and disaster, adventures, and battles: how the reindeer got loose and scattered presents all over the place, how the accident-prone Polar Bear climbed the North Pole and fell through the roof of Father Christmas’s house, and many others.

Now, for the first time, these letters are brought to life with specially arranged holiday music.”

Friday 56 Quote:


November 28th 1930

Father Christmas has got all your letters! What a lot, especially from Christopher and Michael! Thank you, and also Reddy and your bears, and other animals.”

Just a tiny snippet from one of the letters. This book is made up of letters from Father Christmas so it is great to dip in and out of over this Christmas period.

What do you think?

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Friday Night Reading

Another short reading evening due to my partner coming home late. At least this time it is a Friday and so no school related things were needed to be sorted for tomorrow.

This evening I read a small amount of all three of my books; Fingersmith by Sarah Waters, The Cornish Cream Tea Bookshop by Cressida McLaughlin and A Bookshelf Christmas by Rachel Burton. I made sure that I read Fingersmith inbetween the other two Christmas books as I am scared that I will muddle them up! So far I have only forgotten a few characters, but not the essence of the two books. I am enjoying all my books, but Fingersmith is currently my favourite – which is a surprise!

I hope that you had a good Friday and enjoyed my Blog Tour post, Friday 56 and Book Blogger Hop.

Tomorrow on the Blog it is Stacking the Shelves (a fairly busy week for me!) and popular books on Instagram this week.

Have a great weekend!

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Thursday Quotables – The Agathas by Kathleen Glasgow and Liz Lawson

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 Agathas by Kathleen Glasgow and Liz Lawson (click for link to Goodreads):

“I mean, my parents hired a modeling coach for me at seven to take better family photos, and meanwhile, Brooke was out with the freaking Girl Scouts identifying mushrooms and making flower crowns.”

This quote made me laugh and shows the level of money that we are talking about with some of the characters. It also shows how some of the characters were trying to work hard to live a normal life despite being rich.

Book Description From Goodreads:

“Welcome to Castle Cove — a town cursed with missing girls,
bad boyfriends, family secrets,
and some very steep cliffs.

Last summer, Alice Ogilvie’s basketball-star boyfriend, Steve, dumped her. Then she disappeared for five days. Where she went and what happened to her is the biggest mystery in Castle Cove. Or at least it was. Because now, another one of Steve’s girlfriends has vanished: Brooke Donovan, Alice’s ex-best friend. And it doesn’t look like Brooke will be coming back …

Enter Iris Adams, Alice’s tutor. Iris has her own reasons for wanting to disappear, though unlike Alice, she doesn’t have the money or the means. That could be changed by the hefty reward Brooke’s family is offering. The police are convinced Steve is the culprit, but Alice isn’t so sure, and with Iris on her side, she just might be able to prove her theory.

Luckily, Alice has exactly what they need to crack the case — the complete works of Agatha Christie. If there’s anyone who can teach the girls how to solve a mystery, it’s the master herself. But the town of Castle Cove holds many secrets, and Alice and Iris have no idea how much danger they’re about to walk into …” 

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Thursday Quotables – Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman

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

“”Are you alive?” he asked the girl. “Or are you a corpse?”

“I am only myself, Hel, daughter of Angrboda and of Loki,” she said. “And I like the dead best of all.  They are simple things, and they talk to me with respect. The living look at me with revulsion.””

I thought that this was an interesting quote. It speaks volumes about the living and how judgmental they are. To me it also shows that after death things don’t matter the same.

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.”

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Thursday Quotables – Circe by Madeline Miller

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 Circe by Madeline Miller (click for link to Goodreads):

“Overhead the constellations dip and wheel. My divinity shines in me like the last rays of the sun before they drown in the sea. I thought once that gods are the opposite of death, but I see now they are more dead than anything, for they are unchanging, and can hold nothing in their hands.”

This was right near the end of the book. I think that it is a lovely wrap up and one that concludes the whole journey that Circe has taken well.

Book Description From Goodreads:

“In the house of Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born. But Circe is a strange child – not powerful, like her father, nor viciously alluring like her mother. Turning to the world of mortals for companionship, she discovers that she does possess power – the power of witchcraft, which can transform rivals into monsters and menace the gods themselves.

Threatened, Zeus banishes her to a deserted island, where she hones her occult craft, tames wild beasts and crosses paths with many of the most famous figures in all of mythology, including the Minotaur, Daedalus and his doomed son Icarus, the murderous Medea, and, of course, wily Odysseus.

But there is danger, too, for a woman who stands alone, and Circe unwittingly draws the wrath of both men and gods, ultimately finding herself pitted against one of the most terrifying and vengeful of the Olympians. To protect what she loves most, Circe must summon all her strength and choose, once and for all, whether she belongs with the gods she is born from, or the mortals she has come to love.”

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Thursday Quotables – Harry Potter and The Philosophers Stone by J K Rowling – #popularbooks #fantasy

*I am currently away on holiday so I will catch up on comments on my return*

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

As I am away on holiday, I have decided to visit one of my favourite books – Harry Potter! There are so many quotes I could have used, but I do like this one:

“It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.”

Book Description From Waterstones – I only used this description because it was better than the one on Goodreads!

Potter, did she say?’

‘The Harry Potter?’

Life isn’t much fun at number four Privet Drive, at least not for Harry Potter, living under the stairs in a cupboard full of spiders, but all of that is about to change. On the eve of Harry’s eleventh birthday the letters start arriving; letters written in emerald green ink on yellowing parchment with an unmistakable letter H on purple wax seals. Because Harry Potter is no ordinary boy, he is the boy who lived, the wizard whose name everyone in the magical world knows and he has a place at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. An incredible adventure is about to begin and life for Harry Potter will never be the same again.”

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First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros – The Little Paris Patisserie by Julie Caplin

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 The Little Paris Patisserie by Julie Caplin (click for link to Goodreads) published 6 September 2018.

“Stamping her sore and tired feet on the gravelled surface to get some warmth into them, Nina looked at her phone for the ninety-fifth time in ten minutes, almost dropping it. Where the heck was Nick? Fifteen minutes late already and her fingers were about to snap off, adding to her general sense of misery. Standing here at the back of the entrance to the kitchens in the staff carpark, there was little protection from the biting wind whistling around the sandstone manor house and certainly none from the bleak thoughts in her head.”

I chose this library book because it links nicely to Paris In July. I have been wanting to read more of Julie Caplin’s books so I was quite excited when I got a reason to read this one! It is quite a long opening chapter, but it sets the scene nicely for the main character wanting to get away and do somehting with her life!

Book Description From Goodreads:

“In a cosy corner of Paris, a delicious little patisserie is just waiting to be discovered. And romance might just be on the menu…

As the youngest of four, Nina Hadley has always had her big brothers telling her what to do. So, when she’s given the chance to move to Paris and help run a patisserie course, she can’t say au revoir quick enough!

There’s just one problem: high-flying chef Sebastian Finlay is the owner of the patisserie. He’s also her brother Nick’s best friend – and the man she has secretly been in love with since forever.

Amongst the mouth-wateringly delicious eclairs and delicate macaroons, Nina’s culinary creations aren’t the only tempting thing she’s working with…”

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Thursday Quotables – You Had Me At Halloumi by Ginger Jones

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 You Had Me At Halloumi by Ginger Jones (click for link to Goodreads):

“It’s the sort of balmy evening unimaginable on a cold, dark night back home in Nottingham. The sun dips behind the mountains and a breeze teases the branches of the lemon trees lining the promenade. Freya feels a whole lot better on dry land, her mouth watering at the smell of grilled octopus mixed with citrus sea spray.”

I tried to find a quote that combined both Cyprus and the cooking aspect of the story and came up with this. This book is wonderfully descriptive and I’m really enjoying reading about the food and the people!

Book Description From Goodreads:

When it comes to love, its feta late than never . . .

Freya Butterly has always dreamed of being a Head Chef but despite running every service at the Mediterranean restaurant, she still doesn’t get the recognition she deserves. Craving adventure and a real taste of the Mediterranean, Freya takes matters into her own hands, ditching both her job and unsupportive boyfriend, she packs her bags for sunny Cyprus in pursuit of the prestigious Golden Spoon culinary award.

As one of the seven competitors, Freya is determined to clinch the trophy and rediscover her passion for food, but what she doesn’t expect to discover is Xanthos. As gorgeous as he is charming – he’s quite the dish. Freya is instantly attracted to him, but this trip was about Cypriot cuisine, not cypriot sausage (ahem, romance) and she knows she must not let Xanthos distract her from the competition.

But if she walks away, will Freya spend the rest of her life wondering What If?

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Thursday Quotables – The Book Of Cold Cases by Simone St James – #popularbooks #mystery

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 Book Of Cold Cases by Simone St James:

” I took a breath, picked the phone up again. Played it again. Heard it again. I’m still here. I remembered what came next: the bathroom taps turning on, the kitchen cupboards opening, the blood. But at that moment , the phone had been on the table between Beth and me, in plain sight of both of us.”

It was at this part of the book that it started to get a bit spooky. It has certainly stayed with me! I am just over half way through and really enjoying it.

Book Description From Goodreads:

“In 1977, Claire Lake, Oregon, was shaken by the Lady Killer Murders: Two men, seemingly randomly, were murdered with the same gun, with strange notes left behind. Beth Greer was the perfect suspect–a rich, eccentric twenty-three-year-old woman, seen fleeing one of the crimes. But she was acquitted, and she retreated to the isolation of her mansion.

Oregon, 2017Shea Collins is a receptionist, but by night, she runs a true crime website, the Book of Cold Cases–a passion fueled by the attempted abduction she escaped as a child. When she meets Beth by chance, Shea asks her for an interview. To Shea’s surprise, Beth says yes.

They meet regularly at Beth’s mansion, though Shea is never comfortable there. Items move when she’s not looking, and she could swear she’s seen a girl outside the window. The allure of learning the truth about the case from the smart, charming Beth is too much to resist, but even as they grow closer, Shea senses something isn’t right. Is she making friends with a manipulative murderer, or are there other dangers lurking in the darkness of the Greer house?

A true crime blogger gets more than she bargained for while interviewing the woman acquitted of two cold case slayings in this chilling new novel from the New York Times bestselling author of The Sun Down Motel.

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Friday 56 – War Babies by Rachel Billingham

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 War Babies by Rachel Billingham (click for link to Goodreads)

“Novelists who use and abuse real people on a regular basis know it’s a scorched-earth policy, but I was a child, pretending, and never thought of consequences.”

Page 56 was only half a page so there was limited things I could use. This was the best I could find, but it does highlight a problem that one of the sister’s (Cleo) has.

What is happening on page 56 of your current read?

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