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