Find a new weekly meme!! I gravitate towards memes for a couple reasons. For one, they provide a post topic with little thought on my part. I can get on board with that. Secondly, participating in memes is a great way to involve yourself in the book reading and book blogging community. If you’re looking for a meme, I suggest you check out Bookshelf Fantasies meme directory post. I found it through Google and was surprised at how many bookish memes there are out there. Wowza!
Rules are pretty simple:
Grab the book you are currently reading and answer three questions:
1. What’s the name of your current read?
2. Go to page 34 in your book or 34% in your eBook and share a couple of sentences.
3. Would you like to live in the world that exists within your book? Why or why not?
I just finished my current read last night in bed and I’m starting The Heretic’s Creed by Fiona Buckley today.
At 34% in:
The men led the horses away and the small woman who had with such difficulty dragged the gate open turned to us.
“My name is Margaret Beale,” she said. “Whatever brought you here and in such terrible weather? Did you miss your way somehow? You must be long miles out of your proper road. You’re in luck as it chances for we’re expecting a part of five guests soon, but I can’t suppose they’re likely to arrive now, not until the weather clears.”
I have an insatiable interest in the Tudors and the Elizabethan era. That being said, being alive in those times was a dangerous thing, even more so for women. If something as innocuous today as the flu didn’t get you, childbirth oftentimes did. If time travel existed, I wouldn’t be able to resist at least visiting this world though.
I’m also giving Bookshelf Fantasies Shelf Control Meme a go this week.
Again, rules are pretty simple: write a blog post about a book you already own but haven’t read yet. Include when and where you got it.
This is a pretty easy meme for me since I have approximately 70 books on my bookshelves that I haven’t read yet. This doesn’t include books that I want to read but haven’t yet bought. This number also doesn’t include books my husband and/or kids have bought that I might want to read but haven’t added to my TBR. We, as a family, have bookish issues, lol.
Anyway, first up is The Affinity Bridge (#1 in the Newbury and Hobbes series) by George Mann. Published in 2009 by Tor Books.
Welcome to the bizarre and dangerous world of Victorian London, a city teetering on the edge of revolution. Its people are ushering in a new era of technology, dazzled each day by unfamiliar inventions. Airships soar in the skies over the city, while ground trains rumble through the streets and clockwork automatons are programmed to carry out menial tasks in the offices of lawyers, policemen, and journalists.
But beneath this shiny veneer of progress lurks a sinister side.
Queen Victoria is kept alive by a primitive life-support system, while her agents, Sir Maurice Newbury and his delectable assistant Miss Veronica Hobbes, do battle with enemies of the crown, physical and supernatural. This time Newbury and Hobbes are called to investigate the wreckage of a crashed airship and its missing automaton pilot, while attempting to solve a string of strangulations attributed to a mysterious glowing policeman, and dealing with a zombie plague that is ravaging the slums of the capital.
Get ready to follow dazzling young writer George Mann to a London unlike any you’ve ever seen and into an adventure you will never forget…
I bought this book in June 2016 from Barnes & Noble. I love steampunk. I love Victorian England. And zombie plagues?? This title received decent reviews on Goodreads. I really don’t know why I haven’t started this book yet!! Writing about it makes me want to eat it up.