Friday, July 12, 2019

July 12, Friday in Memes #11

The Book Blogger Hop hosted by Coffee Addicted Writer. Each week the hop will start on a Friday and end the following 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 Book Blogger Hop Question:
     What do you like/dislike about self-published works? (submitted by Nicki @ Nicki J. Markus/Asta Idonea)
My Answer:
      I did not happen to read a single self-published book. Most probably because there are so many published works, that I do not go lokking for something else. But if I would com across one, I gladly read it and see for myself.

Book Beginnings of Fridays hosted by Gillion Dumas of Rose City Reader. A weekly meme where readers share the first sentence of the book they are reading and say what they think. 
The Friday 56 hosted by Freda's Voice. Join us every Friday and share an excerpt from a book you’ve been reading.

My Book Beginnings:
Towards the end of November, during a thaw, at nine o'clock one morning, a train on the Warsaw and Petersburg railway was approaching the latter city at full speed. The morning was so damp and misty that it was only with great difficulty that the day succeeded in breaking; and it was impossible to distinguish anything more that a few yards away from the carriage windows.
My 56:
"Oh, dear me, I assure you there is no need to stand on ceremony with him," the general explained hastily. "He is quite a child, not to say a pathetic-looking creature. He has fits of some sort, and has just arrived from Swizerland, straight from the station, dressed like a German and without a farthing in his pocket. I gave him twenty-five roubles to go on with, and am going to find him some easy place in one of the government offices. I should like you to ply him well with the victuals, my dears, for I should think he must be very hungry."
Outline: The beginning of the book is quite grey, there is only indication of the place, but the rest is so vague and blurry, indicating, I guess, the possibility of this story happening anytime and anywhere. The "56" extract is quite interesting, as it is probably the description of "the idiot" by someone of position and power. I can only compliment on general's compassion and intention to help.


  1. There are way too many self-published books out there. It would be hard to keep up with all of them.

    I've never heard of The Idiot. Is it any good?

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  2. I like the quotes, especially the beginning because of the descriptions about the weather.

  3. I didn't read too many self published books myself, but the ones I did read had some bad grammar in the sentences that I think that an editor should have checked.

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  4. The opening description is very visual. I've not heard of this one before.

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  5. I've had the opportunity to read a number of self published books and they definitely vary! Some are polished and wonderful, but some were really awful.

  6. I've read other stuff by Fyodor but not this one. I think I'd like to though just based on the title. LOL. Happy weekend!

  7. I've been reading a lot more self published books lately. Most of them have been really good. I've added quite a few of them to my favorites shelf. There's been a few stinkers, but not as many as I thought there'd be.

  8. I know the author, but I haven't heard of that particular title before. I'll have to check it out!

  9. Thanks for sharing. I hope you had a good weekend.