Meet me on Friday @ Friday 56 for a bit of Book Blogger Hop to kick-start the weekend with Book Beginnings.
Friday 56 is hosted by Freda's Voice. For this date, you will need the following:
- Grab a book (Yes, any book. But it might get you to your other Friday activities a bit quicker if you just grab the book you are currently reading)
- Turn to page 56 or 56% on your e-reader
- Find a sentence or two (your other Friday activities might determine this)
- Post it!
- Remember to post your link on Freda's Voice and to visit the other guys in the linky.
- And don't forget to list the title of the book and the author as well.
I've been listening to the audio recording of Jane Eyre for a (uhmmm) a couple of weeks now. My concentration span has been a bit bad lately, so I had to listen to a few chapters a few times over. But I am there now and good golly! This is one heck of a book! How did I miss it??
"In the deep shade, at the further end of the room, a figure ran backwards and forwards. What it was, whether beast or human being, one could not tell: it groveled, seemingly, on all fours; it snatched and growled like some strange wild animal: but it was covered with clothing; and a quantity of dark, grizzled hair, wild as a mane, hid its head and face...the hyena rose up, and stood tall on its hind feet."The recording is on Librivox (for free!!) and the reading is done by Elizabeth Klett. Who is simply marvelous. Even Jane's aunt would have approved of her. Mr Rochester might have sneered a bit. But he should just get over it.
Lets join Gilion @ Rose City Reader now for Book Beginnings. Share the first sentence or so of the book you are reading (or just take the one you grabbed for Friday 56) and share it. You are welcome to also post your initial thoughts on the sentence and your first impressions of the book. Remember to also post your link to Rose City Reader and to visit the other City Readers! If you use another book as the one used for Friday 56, remember to include the title and author.
Not too difficult to guess what my choice for Book Beginnings is going to be. This one is one my maybe-read list for September, but it just got bumped up to next:
Of all my many murders, committed for love and for better reasons, the first was the most important.Did you read the tag-line of this book? Quite sure that is not quite the correct quote. But I'll be quiet and just read it.
Blurb: Reader, I murdered him.
A Gothic retelling of Jane Eyre.
Like the heroine of the novel she adores, Jane Steele suffers cruelly at the hands of her aunt and schoolmaster. And like Jane Eyre, they call her wicked - but in her case, she fears the accusation is true. When she flees, she leaves behind the corpses of her tormentors.
A fugitive navigating London's underbelly, Jane rights wrongs on behalf of the have-nots whilst avoiding the noose. Until an advertisement catches her eye. Her aunt has died and the new master at Highgate House, Mr Thornfield, seeks a governess. Anxious to know if she is Highgate's true heir, Jane takes the position and is soon caught up in the household's strange spell. When she falls in love with the mysterious Charles Thornfield, she faces a terrible dilemma: can she possess him - body, soul and secrets - and what if he discovers her murderous past?
As always, I will also be joining the Book Blogger Hop hosted by Ramblings of a coffee addicted writer. Every week they will pop a question that you need to answer. Post your answer to your blog, enter your post to the linky provided, make yourself a cup of coffee and go visit the other blogs in the list.
Today's questions: When you set a yearly reading goal, do you set it high to force yourself to meet that goal or do you keep it low and normally go over that goal any way?
My answer: This is going to sound super weird, but it really is a matter of math. That's how I get to my goal. Honestly. And it's a very simple equation:
No, really. At the end of every year, I take the number of books on my Goodreads READ shelf and divide it through the number of years I've been active on Goodreads. And that gives me the goal for the upcoming year. That is also the reason for all the books featuring flying pancakes and aliens on the roof.
Thalk to me!
What are you reading over the weekend?