Thursday, August 30, 2018

Where Is Your Bookmark? (The Impossible Girl & Goblins)

Happy Friday! Where is your bookmark today? Mine is waiting to go in the next book, but in the meantime, I thought I would share a bit of the next book I hope to read, Lydia Kang's The Impossible Girl.

Manhattan, 1850. Born out of wedlock to a wealthy socialite and a nameless immigrant, Cora Lee can mingle with the rich just as easily as she can slip unnoticed into the slums and graveyards of the city. As the only female resurrectionist in New York, she’s carved out a niche procuring bodies afflicted with the strangest of anomalies. Anatomists will pay exorbitant sums for such specimens—dissecting and displaying them for the eager public. Cora’s specialty is not only profitable, it’s a means to keep a finger on the pulse of those searching for her. She’s the girl born with two hearts—a legend among grave robbers and anatomists—sought after as an endangered prize. Now, as a series of murders unfolds closer and closer to Cora, she can no longer trust those she holds dear, including the young medical student she’s fallen for. Because someone has no intention of waiting for Cora to die a natural death. [Goodreads Summary]

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.
The baby was small. Not so small as to concern Charlotte, but small enough to announce itself as precious. 

My thoughts: A telling opening, don't you think, of someone who will do great things?

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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.
"Can you believe her? Wanting to do a series of medical lectures. For ladies! For both unmarried and married ladies. It's absurd. No one will have her. We certainly shan't." He mopped his face again. "There is nothing more disobliging than discussion of bills, Miss Lee. I apologize that they took me away from you."
"Oh, I . . . "
"With your face, you ought never to have to worry about money. Never."
The compliment gave Cora the orge to wash her ears out. With lye.  
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 My thoughts: Nothing like a man who has a strong view of a woman's place. I feel for Cora.


What do you think? Does this sound like a book you would be interested in reading? 

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Originally hosted by Books by Proxy, Friday Face Off is now hosted by the fabulous Lynn of  Lynn’s Book Blog. Participants are asked to feature two more more covers of the same book with the week's assigned theme, and pick a favorite. 

This week the theme is a book whose cover features a goblin or dwarves. My chosen book just happens to be one that is on my TBR pile and would probably fit in well with Carole's Books from the Backlog feature: Goblin Quest (#1) by J.C. Hines.

I have to be honest. None of these covers are particularly appealing to me. I guess it is good this book comes recommended and the synopsis grabbed my attention. If I had to pick, it would be the first one if only because the color contrasts, the font of the title, and the image of such a tiny goblin going up against a big dragon.


Which of these covers do you prefer?

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Every Friday Coffee Addicted Writer from Coffee Addicted Writer poses a question which participants respond on their own blogs within the week (Friday through Thursday). They then share their links at the main site and visit other participants blogs.

Do you have a YouTube channel? If so, do you post book review vlogs? (submitted by Billy @Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer)
YouTube is evidently all the rage. My husband swears nearly every young person out there dreams about making a fortune on YouTube. And so many of them have their own stations. It is not something I have gotten into myself. I am too self-conscious to create a vlog (I won't even video chat with anyone but my daughter and husband). So, my short answer is no, I do not have a YouTube channel. I will stick the written word, thank you very much.

What about you?


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    1. Anne - That's the impression I get too. :-) Thanks for visiting!

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  2. The Impossible Girl sounds like an interesting story. I hope you enjoy it once you get to it. :-)

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    1. Breana - I hope I will too. It comes highly recommended. :-) Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. I have a review of The Impossible Girl scheduled for Sept. 2. I liked it!

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    1. Jenclair - I remember you saying you liked it. :-) I've been anxious to read it ever since! Thanks for visiting!

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  4. I would keep reading the book you featured but don't think I'd try any of those with goblins on the cover.

    I've posted a few videos on YouTube but don't have a channel but it does seem to be THE thing right now. I really don't understand how people make money off of it.

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    1. Kathy - Haha! Yeah, the goblin book might not be up your alley.

      I feel like all the teens I know have YouTube channels. Not that I know a lot of teens. :-) I am not sure how they make money off it either. Maybe advertisements or sponsorships? I imagine it wouldn't be a lot especially given how many channels there are now. Thanks for stopping by.

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  5. I think Cora sounds like a cool lady! Would be interesting to hear her story. I don't think I'd do the goblins..
    Question, when you do the first line of your book do you go with the prologue or first chapter? I just wondered because some books don't start right off with the first chapter. Thanks!
    I just finished up Man O'War by Walter Farley and have started Navy Seal Dogs by Mike Ritland.

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    1. Carla - I think she does too! I am anxious to really get into The Impossible Girl so I can get to know her better. :-)

      To answer your question, I go with the prologue if there is one. I tend to count that as the beginning of the book. I have a friend who never reads prologues and that just boggles my mind.

      I hope you are enjoying your current reads! Navy Seal Dogs sounds interesting. True hero dogs. Thanks for visiting, Carla!

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  6. I am curious about The Impossible Girl. Thanks for sharing, and enjoy. Have a great weekend!

    Here's mine: “WATCHING YOU”

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    1. Laurel-Rain - Hopefully it will be as good as it sounds@ Thanks for visiting!

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  7. The Impossible Girl, sounds fun !! I'd like that one, I'm sure.

    Yes, I have a YouTube Channel - actually starting to use it again - I follow back if you'd like to follow me ;) OhSassyOne!

    Here's my Friday post! Enjoy your weekend x

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    1. Sassy - I think it sounds fun too. :-) Thank you for the link to your YouTube Channel. I'll have to check it out!

      Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend as well.

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  8. The Impossible Girl sounds like a book...and a character...that I'd really like. As for the covers, I'm torn between the two on the left side of the box. They're both great.

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    1. Lark - It does sound good, doesn't it? I think the two on the left are my husband's favorite too. Thanks for stopping by!

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  9. I have a youtube channel that I never upload videos with. It's simply there for the purpose of commenting on other vlogs and being part of the YouTube community I guess. I like the second book cover, Die Goblins, pictured with a goblin inside the dragons mouth. It's a fabulous book choice!

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    1. Jackie - I didn't know you needed your own channel to comment on other blogs. So, that makes sense to need your own channel even if you don't post videos. Thank you for stopping by!

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  10. What a great choice for the FFO - I like your choice but also the top right gives me Gollum vibes and the bottom left just makes me smile.
    Lynn :D

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    1. Lynn - I thought of Gollum too when I saw that cover. Thank you so much for visiting!

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  11. The Impossible Girl sounds a bit gruesome, although maybe it isn't intended to be?
    I tried to put some videos up on YouTube, but it was so time consuming. The videos took forever to load once I got them done.

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    1. Roberta - I hadn't heard that it is gruesome, but I imagine the subject matter might make it sound like it could be. Thanks for stopping by!

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  12. Sounds wicked good!! Happy Labor day weekend!

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    1. Freda - I think so too! I hope you have a great Labor Day weekend as well. Thanks for visiting, Freda!

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  13. Your husband is right. Images were the big thing, but now it's all about video. (Why else would Instagram start a new video service?)I've become a vlogging fan over the last year or so, though it took me a while to get into it. I'll never make a fortune from it, and only have just over 50 followers so far, but it can be fun.

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    1. Nicki - I am always way behind on the latest trends. I still haven't gotten the hang of Instagram and rarely use it, although I have an account. Thanks for stopping by!

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  14. Really liking that 56 and the cover is gorgeous!

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    1. Alicia - I think so too! I hope the book will be as good as it sounds. Thank you for visiting!

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  15. Your husband is right, YouTube is becoming bigger and bigger. I love YouTube and watch BookTubers pretty often (it's where I get some of my recommendations!!) but I overall prefer blogging. Or even Instagram/Bookstagram!

    Have a great weekend & thanks for stopping by my post. <3

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    1. Heather - Mostly when I'm on the internet I am not in a place where I can listen to a Youtube video. I know they are quite popular though. I don't even use Instagram all that much. I have an account at least for that, but I rarely even open it. I hope you have a great weekend too! Thanks for visiting!

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  16. I like the sound of The Impossible Girl. I hope it turns out to be a good read. I like the second cover. I think that the shade of blue work well and look a bit mysterious. Thanks for mentioning Books from the Backlog :) I don't think I will be doing anything on YouTube. I won't even video chat with anyone. I can be a bit self conscious and old fashioned at times.

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    1. Carole - I hope it turns out to be good too! I think the blue cover is easier on the eyes in some ways. Thanks for visiting!

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  17. The Impossible Girl sounds like a really interesting read. Hope you have an awesome weekend! :)

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    1. Ashley - I think so too. Have a great weekend too! Thanks for stopping by.

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  18. I love the cover of The Impossible Girl and the blurb and quotes make it sound fantastic!

    I've heard a lot about BookTube but I've only managed a few videos. I figured that if I can't get into it as a viewer, I shouldn't bother starting a channel (not to mention I hate the way I look and sound on video)

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    1. Eustacia - I hope it is as good as it sounds and looks! I'll let you know. :-)

      I am the same way when it comes to BookTube. We will just have to stick with blogging for now.

      Thank you for visiting!

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  19. I'm the same way when it comes to YouTube though I do watch a number of channels that are connected to makeup and stuff. I haven't found a bookish channel that's really stuck. The Impossible Girl sounds good! Can't wait to see your thoughts on it.

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    1. Katherine - I use YouTube mostly for finding videos for my daughter. :-) I am enjoying The Impossible Girl so far. I haven't had much reading time with it though. :-( Thanks for visiting, Katherine!

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  20. I love the Magic Ex Libris series by Jim C. Hines - I think I'll need this one too.

    Check out my TTT and my plans for Fall Bookish Bingo

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    1. Lauren - I haven't read any of his work yet, but I have heard great things about his work. Thanks for visiting!

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