I am well into the audio version of Girl in Disguise by Greer Macallister, narrated by Stephanie Cozart and enjoying it so far. It is a fictionalized account of the first female Pinkerton operative, Kate Warne. She's made good company while I do a bit of spring cleaning and on my commute to and from work. I have a kindle version too, which I purchased not realizing I had already used one of my Audible credits on the audio version, but ultimately decided to listen to the book instead.
A weekly meme where readers share the first sentence of the book they are reading and say what they think. Hosted by the wonderful Gillion Dumas of Rose City Reader.
Like any Chicago tavern in deep summer, Joe Mulligan's stank. It stank of cigars smoked the week before, months before, years before.
Tonight's smoke pooled against the basement ceiling in a noxious cloud. I acted like I smelled only roses. The woman I was pretending to be would have done the same.
I am sharing more than the first sentence, I know, but I could not help myself. The opening two paragraphs are the perfect set up for the novel. The reader gets the feel for the environment the narrator is in and just what she is up to--or rather a tease about what she is up to. This hooked me instantly and had me wanting to know more.
A weekly meme in which readers share a random sentence or two from page 56 or 56% of the book they are reading. Hosted by the wonderful Freda of Freda's Voice.
I hated the feeling that every time I parted company with someone I knew, it might be the last time we saw each other alive.
The country is on the brink of Civil War and tensions are high. I like this quote because it captures just how serious--and dangerous--the work Kate Warne is doing is.
So, what do you think? Would you keep reading?
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If you could have lunch with any living authors, who would you choose and why?
Imagine having lunch with the likes of Stephen King and Neil Gaiman? Or Nadia Hashimi, Sarah-Jane Stratford, and Lisa See. Let's add Margaret Atwood to the mix. And absolutely J.K. Rowling. John Scalzi and Karen E. Olson. Can we make it a lunch party? I can think of a dozen other authors I would love the have lunch with. With all of these authors, I envision good conversation, both entertaining and intelligent. We could talk about their books, social issues, and life in general. I have great respect and admiration for all these authors. Now if only I wasn't so tongue-tied around authors . . .
What about you? What living author would you like to have lunch with and why?
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