Category Archives: literature

Friday 56: Vol. 15

The Friday 56 is a blog hop by Freda’s Voice and the rules are simple:

  • Turn to the nearest book.
  • Open it on page 56.
  • Post a sentence or two.
  • Join the linky.
  • Go crazy on the linky.

“He paused in the tumult, standing, looking beyond them and down the unfriendly side of the mountain to the great patch where they had found dead wood. Then he laughed so strangely that tey were hushed, looking at the flash of his spectacles in astonishment. They followed his gaze to find the sour joke. ‘You ot your small fire alright.'”                                                                                  –  Lord of the Flies by William Golding

 

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Friday 56: Vol. 14

The Friday 56 is a blog hop by Freda’s Voice and the rules are simple:

  • Turn to the nearest book.
  • Open it on page 56.
  • Post a sentence or two.
  • Join the linky.
  • Go crazy on the linky.

As it is Banned Books Week, today’s quote comes from a recently banned book from New Zealand!

“‘This stone has drunk men’s blood. It has a history that our iwi share with others.’ ‘Where did it come from?'”                                                                                    – Into the River by Ted Dawe

Friday 56: Vol. 9

The Friday 56 is a blog hop by Freda’s Voice and the rules are simple:

  • Turn to the nearest book.
  • Open it on page 56.
  • Post a sentence or two.
  • Join the linky.
  • Go crazy on the linky.

“Eddie had set out to photograph every one of these apple trees, some little more than twigs, others quite massive, with thick trunks and twisted limbs.”

– The Museum of Extraordinary Things by Alice Hoffman

Top Ten Tuesday: Top 10 Authors I’d Buy No Matter What

Top Ten Tuesday is the brainchild of The Broke & the Bookish. Every Tuesday, we compile a list of our literary Top 10, and then add it to the blog hop.

This week is all about the Top 10 Authors We’d Buy No Matter What.

1.) Bill Bryson
Witty travel writing? Yes, please!

2.) Kathy Reichs
I’m definitely a fan of Temperance Brennan

3.) J.K. Rowling
Do I even need to explain this one?

4.) Dan Brown
I do love me a good conspiracy, and Robert Langdon.

5.) Mark Gatiss
Whether it’s original work, Doctor Who or something else. I love his humour!

6.) Neil Gaiman
How do I even start to describe how awesome his writing is?

And a few dearly departed authors I’ve collected or I’m still trying to collect:

7.) J.R.R. Tolkien
His books were my introduction to fantasy. Middle-Earth is my home.

8.) Douglas Adams
Is there anyone more British in this universe than Arthur Dent?

9.) Terry Pratchett
I’ve read most of his books at the library, but now I’m slowly buying them

10.) Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Someone who is sure that writing Sherlock Holmes was his biggest mistake must have a great body of work to back up that claim.