Book Blogger Hop #5

I am linking up with Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer for the Book Blogger Hop. And what is the Book Blogger Hop? Well according to the meme’s page:

Each week the hop will start on a Friday and end on 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 your own blog.

This week’s question:

Do you ever go “way back” to when you first started blogging and look at your old review posts? Do you see any differences from then to now? (submitted by Elizabeth @ Silver’s Reviews)

As I have only been blogging about books for just over a year, there really isn’t a “way back” to go back to. That being said though, I haven’t gone back to read any of my old reviews. I am sure that they are terrible because I was trying to find my voice and probably mimicking other bloggers to try to find the review format that worked best for me. Though after answering this question, I kind of want to now.

The Friday 56~ Isla and the Happily Ever After

It’s time for another edition of The Friday 56, a weekly meme hosted by Freda’s Voice.

Rules:
*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader
(If you have to improvise, that’s ok.)
*Find any sentence, (or few, just don’t spoil it)
*Post it.
*Link up.

This week I chose to feature Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins.

Isla and the Happily Ever After (Anna and the French Kiss, #3)

“‘Oh, man.’ Josh rubs his neck. This seems to be his most frequently used gesture of unease. ‘It’s always sort of embarrassing to tell someone new.'”

Book Beginnings~ The School of Essential Ingredients

I’ve added some additional memes to my repertoire and am linking up with Book Beginnings, hosted by Rose City Reader.

This meme is a fairly simple concept, we share the first line or so from a current read. This week I’m featuring The School of Essential Ingredients by Erica Bauermeister.

The School of Essential Ingredients

Lillian loved best the moment before she turned on the lights.

The calm before the storm?