Friday, 4 May 2018

Book Blogger Hop 4th-10th May 2018 & The Friday 56

About the Book Blogger Hop

The Book Blogger Hop was originally created by Jennifer from Crazy-For-Books in March 2010 and ended on December 31, 2012. With Jennifer's permission, I relaunched the meme on February 15, 2013.

Each week the hop will start on a Friday and end on Thursday. There will be a weekly prompt featuring a book related question. The hop's purpose is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers to your own blog. 
Question:  Do you ever feel like you have emerged better for reading a book? (submitted by Rubina @ Booklove)

Answer: Yes. I love reading books where I learn something new. It can be opinions, facts or even a recipe. It doesn't necessarily make me feel better in a physical sense, but in a feel-good way knowing my knowledge base has grown a tiny bit more.

*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your ereader (If you have to improvise, that's ok.)
*Find any sentence, (or few, just don't spoil it)
*Post it.
* Head over to Frida's Voice to find more #Friday56

56% on my Kindle:

Today he'd pronounced us ready, and we were leaving Eve behind to await her mysterious dinner companion.
What do you think?” I asked Finn, sliding into the front seat. “Is it Captain Camerson she's meeting?”
Wouldn't be surprised.”

1947. In the chaotic aftermath of World War II, American college girl Charlie St. Clair is pregnant, unmarried, and on the verge of being thrown out of her very proper family. She's also nursing a desperate hope that her beloved cousin Rose, who disappeared in Nazi-occupied France during the war, might still be alive. So when Charlie's parents banish her to Europe to have her "little problem" taken care of, Charlie breaks free and heads to London, determined to find out what happened to the cousin she loves like a sister.

1915. A year into the Great War, Eve Gardiner burns to join the fight against the Germans and unexpectedly gets her chance when she's recruited to work as a spy. Sent into enemy-occupied France, she's trained by the mesmerizing Lili, the "Queen of Spies", who manages a vast network of secret agents right under the enemy's nose.
Thirty years later, haunted by the betrayal that ultimately tore apart the Alice Network, Eve spends her days drunk and secluded in her crumbling London house. Until a young American barges in uttering a name Eve hasn't heard in decades, and launches them both on a mission to find the matter where it leads.


  1. I feel that way too Lynn. My answer was also very similar in that all books even ones i dislike i try to take something out of.

    Angelica @ Paperback Princess

  2. Oh, yes, this one has been on my radar...can't wait to read it! Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.

  3. Indeed I have. I remember starting a book once after being on a year long over) reading slump. I came out of that book with a renewed hunger for reading. I'd love for you and your readers to check out mine!

  4. This sounds like a great story. I hope you are enjoying it. Lots of books have changed me in ways great and small. This week I have a cozy mystery - Flowers and Foul Play by Amanda Flower. Happy reading!

  5. Great answer for the Book Blogger Hop. I think that I was way over-thinking this question, lol :) Books definitely do change us, even if we don't see a specific change.

    Happy Friday :)
    Megan - Ginger Mom and the Kindle Quest

  6. I'm really wanting to read The Alice Network. It sounds great. Hope you have a wonderful weekend! :)

    1. It's a great book and I highly recommend it. Thanks for stopping by.

  7. Sounds like a great read! Happy weekend!

  8. A good way to look at the question. It is nice learning bits and pieces from what we read :)

  9. I'm already rooting for Charlie after reading that synopsis. Happy weekend!

    1. She's a great character and I highly recommend the book. Thanks for stopping by.

  10. Nice answer! I definitely agree - I love being able to expand my own knowledge through reading, even if it's just learning small facts or figures or random snippets of information!

    Feel free to check out my Book Blogger Hop answer if you wish! :)

    - Charlotte (InkBlottings)

  11. You've added a genre that I didn't even consider. Recipe books! Of course. They are amazingly transformative and so often filled with hints and history that do affect me in a very positive way. Thanks for mentioning those. I just joined the hop and answered this week's question.

    1. I visited you too and left a comment. Thanks for stopping by.