Favourite Memory Surrounding Books #Bookbloggerhop

Book Blogger Hop

What is ‘Book Blogger Hop’? Lady Tessa explains on her blog:

The Book Blogger Hop was originally created by Jennifer @ Crazy-For-Books in March 2010 and ended on December 31, 2012. With Jennifer’s permission, Billy @ Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer relaunched the hop on February 15, 2013. Each week the hop will start on a Friday and end the following Thursday. There will be a weekly prompt featuring a book related question. The hop’s purpose is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers to their own blog.” (Lady Tessa)

BOOKBLOGGER HOP QUESTION OF THE WEEK:

What is your favorite memory surrounding books?

(submitted by Julie @ JadeSky)

My Answer, ‘Sister Love’:

I have many happy memories with books I love, but my truly favourite memory is when I was in my early teens, maybe 11 yrs. My sister, who was an avid reader and three and a half years older was deep into a huge tome one day just after Christmas and being an irritating younger sister I asked her what she was reading.

‘The Lord of the Rings,’ Christine replied. It’s fantastic; and being the patient sister she was, offered to begin again and read it to me. It took us between Christmas and Easter to read it to each other and during that time we really bonded, and have been close ever since.

We looked quite angelic in those days!

We were a bit older then but remained close ever since.

Here’s Lady Tessa’s lovely favourite memory on #Bookbloggerhop too!

Why don’t you join in? If you do, please let me know and I’ll tweet your reply.

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Indie Stars Bookshop

Hello folks

It’s very nearly Advent and I am happy to link hands with many of my author friends in a special bookshop for this festive season!

There are lots of festive treats

to buy,

to win

and to browse.

Why don’t you click on the link above and check it out?

YES, THERE ARE PRIZES AND GAMES TOO!

Do take a look. I’m working though reading works by the authors included in the ‘shop’ because, as you know’, I really like to promote books I’ve read and enjoyed.

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MISSING Past and Present by Diana Jackson #kindlecountdown on Amazon.com until 19th November!!

Are you short of money before Christmas but still want to lose yourself in a novel that’s “captivating and compelling”?

There’s a #Kindlecountdown deal for

MISSING Past and Present by Diana Jackson for

ONLY $99

on Amazon.com

until Friday19th November 2021

Reviews on Amazon:

*****

“A well-crafted and satisfying novel, dealing with some heavy topics such as abandonment, betrayal and mental health issues. The author threads together two stories, one in present day and one in the past, and flows from one to the other seamlessly. I loved the use of the dice (a chance find) to introduce her memories, rating the lows as ones and twos and the highs as fives and sixes. Diana writes so well, this feels more like a record of real events. Definite thumbs up and one of my rare 5 stars.”          Jules5691 

****

“The premise of Diana Jackson’s novel is that life is mostly as random as the results of rolling dice. The challenges that life throws at us can be positive sixes, or disastrous ones and twos. So she weaves the stories of her main characters, Dot, Jamal and Angelina, around a whole batch of social issues that could similarly hit any of us by a simple twist of fate: homelessness; mental health; abandonment; and betrayal. Some great descriptive writing, but it’s the redemptions in the novel that are striking, the bringing together of all those threads, from the past and from the present, from the characters’ various stories, making us see that, even despite life’s more disastrous dice throws, given the right support, another outcome might be possible, the missing may be found.”            David Ebsworth October 2020

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