Book Blogger Hop: June 29

The Book Blogger Hop is a book meme hosted by Billy @ Coffee Addicted Writer. Every week, you answer a book related prompt. Through Book Blogger Hop, you discover fellow contributors to check out and follow! You can view Coffee Addicted Writer’s post here.

This Week’s Question

When you run out of bookshelf space, what do you do? (submitted by Elizabeth @ Silver’s Reviews)


A man dances aroundseveral book stacks.

No more space for books? Boxes to the rescue! I use several to create stacks until I figure out organization. I also put them in the guest room. I find ways to work it out!


What are your tips and tricks for conserving book space? Feel free to share in the comments!


Love and Light Cathleen written in pink script, set in a light pink background

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Goodreads Monday: June 29

Goodreads Monday is a weekly meme started by Lauren’s Page Turners. You select a book listed on your Goodreads TBR and talk about it. Whether it’s a book photo or description (or both!), share why you love them! You can find Lauren’s Page Turners’ link here.


This Week’s Post

'More to the Story' is on my Goodreads TBR. 
Four girls lay on a tri-colored blanket. One of the girls is holding a smart phone. Another girl is holding a book. 'More to the Story' is written in script font, at the top of the image.

More to the Story by Hena Khan

More to the Story is a Middle Grade retelling of Little Women. I’m going to love this story as much as the original classic!

Synopsis

From the critically acclaimed author of Amina’s Voice comes a new story inspired by Louisa May Alcott’s beloved classic, Little Women, featuring four sisters from a modern American Muslim family living in Georgia.

When Jameela Mirza is picked to be feature editor of her middle school newspaper, she’s one step closer to being an award-winning journalist like her late grandfather. The problem is her editor-in-chief keeps shooting down her article ideas. Jameela’s assigned to write about the new boy in school, who has a cool British accent but doesn’t share much, and wonders how she’ll make his story gripping enough to enter into a national media contest.

Jameela, along with her three sisters, is devastated when their father needs to take a job overseas, away from their cozy Georgia home for six months. Missing him makes Jameela determined to write an epic article—one to make her dad extra proud. But when her younger sister gets seriously ill, Jameela’s world turns upside down. And as her hunger for fame looks like it might cost her a blossoming friendship, Jameela questions what matters most, and whether she’s cut out to be a journalist at all…


Would you put More to the Story on your TBR? Feel free to share in the comments!


'Love and Light, Cathleen' written in pink script, set on a light pink background.

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First Lines Fridays: June 26

First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words. What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines?  If you want to make your own post, feel free to use or edit the banner above, and follow the rules below:

  • Pick a book off your shelf (it could be your current read or on your TBR) and open to the first page
  • Copy the first few lines, but don’t give anything else about the book away just yet – you need to hook the reader first
  • Finally… reveal the book!

“I am going to tell you a story you already know. But listen carefully, because within it is one you have never heard before.”


Any guesses??



The Kingdom of Back by Marie Lu

I received The Kingdom of Back through OwlCrate a couple months ago. I can’t wait to read about the ‘forgotten Mozart’. Also, the cover is very beautiful!


Synopsis

Two siblings. Two brilliant talents. But only one Mozart.

Born with a gift for music, Nannerl Mozart has just one wish—to be remembered forever. But even as she delights audiences with her masterful playing, she has little hope she’ll ever become the acclaimed composer she longs to be. She is a young woman in 18th century Europe, and that means composing is forbidden to her. She will perform only until she reaches a marriageable age—her tyrannical father has made that much clear.

And as Nannerl’s hope grows dimmer with each passing year, the talents of her beloved younger brother, Wolfgang, only seem to shine brighter. His brilliance begins to eclipse her own, until one day a mysterious stranger from a magical land appears with an irresistible offer. He has the power to make her wish come true—but his help may cost her everything.

In her first work of historical fiction, #1 New York Times bestselling author Marie Lu spins a lush, lyrically-told story of music, magic, and the unbreakable bond between a brother and sister.


What are your thoughts on The Kingdom of Back? Feel free to share in the comments!


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