Friday Meme’s ~ A Discovery of Witches

May 31, 2019 Memes 26

BMR,Friday's MemeSince there are a few Friday Meme’s that I want to participate in I have decided to post them all in one post.

book beginnings memeBook Beginnings is hosted by Rose City Reader. Take the first sentence of your current read and post it.

Deep in the stacks of Oxford’s Bodleian Library, young scholar Diana Bishop unwittingly calls up a bewitched alchemical manuscript in the course of her research. Descended from an old and distinguished line of witches, Diana wants nothing to do with sorcery; so after a furtive glance and a few notes, she banishes the book to the stacks. But her discovery sets a fantastical underworld stirring, and a horde of daemons, witches, and vampires soon descends upon the library. Diana has stumbled upon a coveted treasure lost for centuries-and she is the only creature who can break its spell.

Read this the first time probably around 2012 so it’s been a while, but I recently binged the show and loved it and wanted to read it again. So Barb and I are going to tackle this in June as a buddy read and well it’s 579 pages so getting a head start. 🙂

The leather-bound volume was nothing remarkable. To an ordinary historian, it would have looked no different from hundreds of other manuscripts in Oxford’s Bodleian Library, ancient and worn. But I knew there was something odd about it from the moment I collected it.

Makes you curious about the manuscript. 🙂Friday 56

The Friday 56 is hosted by Freda @ Freda’s Voice. It’s like Tuesday  Teaser but  you have a specific place in your read that you have to turn in your read (page 56 or 56%) to get your teaser.

“So much energy is bound to attract us,” she said matter-of-factly, as if I’d asked her a question. “The witches were in Oxford for Mabon, and chattering as if they world weren’t full of vampires who hear everything.” She fell silent. “We weren’t sure we’d ever see it again.”

“See what?” I said softly.

“The book,” she confided in a low voice.

A lot of daemon, witches and vampires want that manuscript she pulled up.

Book Blogger Hop is hosted by Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer.  Each week we are asked a question to answer so it reminds me a bit of FF and so I thought it made a good fit to my other Friday Memes.

Do you read books over 400 pages?

Well, I guess the book I featured kind of answered this question…lol. I am not a huge fan of large books but I have been known to read them from time to time.

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26 Responses to “Friday Meme’s ~ A Discovery of Witches”

    • Stormi

      This year seems to be the year of the big book for me as I have several I want to try and read. 🙂

  1. Barb (boxermommyreads)

    I have noticed books getting bigger and bigger and well, you know I’ve already deemed this big book year – between the witch ones, NOS4A2 and starting the year off with The Passage, I am kind of setting myself up huh?

    • Stormi

      I like smaller books as I can read more but sometimes big books make me feel accomplished…lol.

    • Stormi

      Well, I think that would depend on if your book club likes really long books. 🙂 It is 579 pages long. I don’t know what makes a good book club selection, but I am enjoying it. It’s a different kind of vampire/witch book.

    • Stormi

      You might like it as it is different from a lot of paranormal types. It has a lot of historical references, a bit of science and a great romance!The audio version is really good as that is how I read it the first time.

    • Stormi

      I love shorter books but this year seems to be the year of the larger books. 🙂

    • Stormi

      That is me, I only read this one the first time so I want to continue with the series! Also can’t wait for season two of DoW to come out! 🙂

    • Stormi

      It is really good! Matthew Goode is such a great Matthew Claremont! If you have read the books then it has a darker feel but still the essence of the book though some things are changed.

      • Lauren @ Always Me

        I only read book 1 and while it wasn’t a favorite I think it’ll really work for me as a show. Plus, I usually like Matthew Goode’s performances too. 🙂

  2. Lindsey

    Ooh I loved the show and have just got the books but haven’t read them yet – looking forward to them even more since reading this.

    • Stormi

      You will notice a lot of differences in the books, but the books have so much more of the romance between Matthew and Diana!! 🙂

  3. Literary Feline

    I really enjoyed the book A Discovery of Witches too. I hope to see the show sometime. I am glad you liked it!

    Have a great week, Stormi!

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