Thursday, May 19, 2022

Where Is Your Bookmark: Scoundrels and Pirates & Hot Cocoa




A weekly meme where readers share the first sentence of the book they are reading and say what they think. Hosted by the amazing Gillion Dumas of Rose City Reader.


There was no possibility of walking to the library that day. [opening of The Wisteria Lady of Lady Scoundrels]



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.


"Arithmetic," the captain had scoffed. "What nonsense! I won't allow it. You need to live your life like wild poetry!"

He'd snatched the book, tossed it on the hearth fire, and given her a toy gun instead.

The memory tugged on her as she tried to haul herself out of drugged unconsciousness toward a familiar smell of old dusty wood. [excerpt from 56% of The Wisteria Society of Lady Scoundrels]

I only recently started reading India Holton's The Wisteria Society of Lady Scoundrels and so am not too far in yet. It's silly and fun. It wasn't quite what I was expecting even having read the synopsis. I look forward to reading more. 

A prim and proper lady thief must save her aunt from a crazed pirate and his dangerously charming henchman in this fantastical historical romance.

Cecilia Bassingwaite is the ideal Victorian lady. She's also a thief. Like the other members of the Wisteria Society crime sorority, she flies around England drinking tea, blackmailing friends, and acquiring treasure by interesting means. Sure, she has a dark and traumatic past and an overbearing aunt, but all things considered, it's a pleasant existence. Until the men show up.

Ned Lightbourne is a sometimes assassin who is smitten with Cecilia from the moment they meet. Unfortunately, that happens to be while he's under direct orders to kill her. His employer, Captain Morvath, who possesses a gothic abbey bristling with cannons and an unbridled hate for the world, intends to rid England of all its presumptuous women, starting with the Wisteria Society. Ned has plans of his own. But both men have made one grave mistake. Never underestimate a woman.

When Morvath imperils the Wisteria Society, Cecilia is forced to team up with her handsome would-be assassin to save the women who raised her--hopefully proving, once and for all, that she's as much of a scoundrel as the rest of them. [Goodreads Summary]


Have you read this book? Does it sound like something you would enjoy?


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 drink tea or coffee while reading? (submitted by Billy of Coffee Addicted Writer)

 

I am not a tea or coffee drinker. More likely than not, you will find me drinking water while I read and occasionally hot cocoa, preferably with whipped cream on top (but marshmallows will do in a pinch). 

What better way to drink hot cocoa than in a bookish themed mug? For Connect Five Friday, I thought I would share 5 mugs that I wouldn't mind adding to my mug collection: 







Connect Five Friday is a weekly meme where readers share a list of five books, 
read or unread, or bookish things, that share a common theme. 
Hosted by the  Kathryn of of Book Date.


What is your preferred drink while reading? 


 I hope you all have a wonderful weekend! Be sure and tell me what you are reading and are up to!


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44 comments:

  1. I really like the quotes, but they didn't prepare me for what the synopsis had to say. This seems like a fun story. Have a great weekend!

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    1. Breanna - Yes, they definitely don't give anything a way. I hope all is well with you. Thank you for visiting!

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  2. Water drinkers of the world unite! Nice to find another one.

    Those teasers are fun. Hope the book is as fun as it sounds.

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    1. Mark - It was an enjoyable read. Thank you for stopping by!

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  3. Sounds like a fun read! Have a great weekend and happy reading :)

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  4. That sounds like an excellent book! I will have to add it to my list!

    Have a great weekend!

    Emily @ Budget Tales Book Blog
    https://budgettalesblog.wordpress.com/2022/05/20/the-friday-56-book-lovers-by-emily-henry/

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    1. Emily - I hope you enjoy it if you read it! Thank you for visiting.

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  5. The Wisteria Society of Lady Scoundrels is on my TBR so I look forward to your final thoughts. The cover is so pretty.

    I am definitely a tea drinker, and now I want to buy a new mug!

    Cora | https://www.teapartyprincess.co.uk/

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    1. Cora - It was a fun read! My husband is a tea drinker too--hot, cold--he enjoys it all. :-) Thank you for stopping by!

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  6. This sounds like a fun book! I'm a tea person for everything, including reading!

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    1. Eustacia - You are a tea expert. :-) Thank you for visiting!

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  7. Silly and fun is a perfect way to describe The Wisteria Society of Lady Scoundrels. I hope you enjoy it.

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  8. That sounds fun.

    I'm not a coffee drinker, I drink hot or iced tea all day long.

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    1. Mary - It was a fun light and silly read. I enjoyed it. Thank you for stopping by!

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  9. Sounds like a good read!! Happy weekend!

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  10. OMG, another no coffee/tea person! There are only a few of us out there. I basically drink water. :-)

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    1. Helen - It does feel like we are in the minority when it comes to not drinking coffee or tea, doesn't it? Water is my go to drink to be sure. Thank you for visiting.

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  11. I love that GO AWAY I'M READING mug. I definitely need one of those. :D

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  12. Cecilia in the book probably drinks regular tea, but I only drink herbal. Love the mugs you found.

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  13. I really like the "Go Away, I'm Reading" one! Ha ha.

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  14. I love those mugs. I really need the "Go Away, I'm Reading" one, lol. I don't know if my husband would appreciate it, though.

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    1. Jenni Elyse - I am not sure my family would comply with that one. LOL Thank you for stopping by.

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    1. Kathryn - Yes, they definitely are. :-) Thank you for visiting.

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  16. Love the mugs. I drink hot and iced tea.

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    1. Mary - You are like my husband then. :-) Thank you for stopping by.

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  17. Yes, I read and enjoyed The Wisteria Society of Lady Scoundrels. It is a fun read. I love the Reading is Sexy mug. Have a great week, Wendy (I know I am a week late reading this). Too many great blogs to follow.

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    1. Carla - That's one of my favorite ones. :-) Thank you for visiting.

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  18. Fellow water and occasional hot chocolate drinker here. What great mugs , perfect for any reader I would have thought.

    Loving the cover of The Wisteria Society of Lady Scoundrels ... and what a great title. I'm not however altogether sold on it.

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    1. Felicity - It definitely was a bit silly, but it was a fun light read. Thank you for stopping by.

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  19. Those mugs are all so cute! I do love a good book-themed mug! I hope you are doing great. I'm slowly getting back to blogging and wanted to stop by and say hi!

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    1. Iliana - I am taking an unexpected blogging break due to unforeseen events. It's completely thrown me off of just about everything, but I'm hanging in there.

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    1. Mystica - I hope all is well with you and your family.

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