Friday Meme’s ~ A Discovery of Witches
Since 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 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. 🙂
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.