Friday, January 5, 2018
Friday Linkups - Death Below Stairs
It's Friday linkup time! I'm linking up with the Book Blogger Hop hosted by Coffee Addicted Writer, Book Beginnings of Fridays hosted by Rose City Reader, and the Friday 56 hosted by Freda's Voice
This Week's Book Blogger Hop Question:
What are your 5 most favorite books in 2017?
Oh this is a good one! I read a lot of great books in 2017 but I think my favorites were -
The Kitchen Counter Cooking School by Kathleen Flinn
The Cottingley Secret by Hazel Gaynor
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
A Week in Winter by Maeve Binchy
The Chilbury Ladies Choir by Jennifer Ryan
I'm sure I'm forgetting more than a few but these were the first 5 that entered my head.
London, March 1881
I had not been long at my post in Mount Street, Mayfair, when my employer's sister came to some calamity.
I love the word calamity! I really like the beginning of this one. It instantly makes me wonder just what happened to the employer's sister.
The bowl was a mortar, small and deep - a cook or cook's assistant would grind spice or seeds in it with a pestle. The side of the bowl bore a dried rivulet of blood.
I love the image of this. Such an ordinary item turned forbidding with one little comment.
What do you think? Keep reading? What were some of your favorite reads for 2017?