Friday, March 2, 2018

Friday Linkups - Astor Place Vintage

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:
Off the book topic... Do you use a mouse pad?  If so, what is on it?

My Answer:  
I don't use a mousepad though I have seen some cute bookish ones that do appeal to me.

This week I'm taking a break from my usual cozies and reading Astor Place Vintage by Stephanie Lehman which is a dual timeline - one taking place in modern day and the other in 1907.  So far I'm enjoying it though I haven't gotten very far.

The Beginning:
My appointment was in an apartment building called Stewart House - a white brick high-rise on Tenth Street, near Broadway, built in the sixties.

My Thoughts:
Not the most exciting though I do like the level of descriptiveness.

The 56:
Olive may never have ventured down to my territory.  Back then, middle-class women avoided going south of Eight Street.

My Thoughts:
I like that the character in present day is putting the character from 1908 into context.  I like the comparison of then and now.

So what do you think? Keep reading?


38 comments:

  1. I read this book and have to admit that I loved it. I am a sucker for this time period though.

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  2. I love this time period a lot. I'm old school and still use a Spongebob mousepad(lol) Hugs and Happy Friday! RO

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  3. The book looks good and I do have a mousepad - it's the every popular Dell one that came with old desktop computer. Ha!

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  4. I don't use a mouse pad anymore but we had one with our wedding picture. I love a dual timeline book - keep reading!

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  5. The beginning is matter-of-fact sounding, but I like it.

    Ironically, my cat destroyed my mousepad and I haven't replaced it.

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  6. This does sound like a good story. I've read and enjoyed a few lately with dual timelines. I do my computing on a laptop which doesn't have a mouse. Thus no need for a mousepad. I'm spotlighting Lake Silence by Anne Bishop - her latest set in the world of The Others. Happy reading!

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  7. I love the sound of the setting...and can almost see it. I also enjoy dual time lines. Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

    I used to have cute mouse pads...now mine has an elevated section to help with carpal tunnel syndrome.

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  8. I definitely also want a cute bookish one! Maybe one day when I have a desktop :) happy reading and have a good weekend!

    My Book Blogger Hop!

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  9. Sounds good to me! Happy weekend!

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  10. I don't know if I would get a bookish mouse pad if I decide to get one. Unless comic books count as a bookish thing? If so, I would totally get a Sailor Moon mouse pad!

    Thank you for visiting my blog this week. :)

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  11. I use a mouse pad. It's an old pad from GE Healthcare, where my mother used to work. It says, "Our purpose: At work for a healthier world. Our strategy: Healthy Imagination." My BBH http://poemsbyayoungartist.blogspot.com/2018/03/bookbloggerhop-march-2-8-random-q-whats.html

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  12. Usually, I like stories that have dual timelines, and this one looks interesting. Enjoy your current read!

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  13. This book is on my TBR list. I hope you enjoy it.

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  14. This sounds so good! I really like dual timeline stories. Hope you have a great weekend! :)

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  15. Looks interesting, and the 56 does make me curious. I don't use a mouse pad either.

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  16. Books with a dual timeline are so interesting! This sounds like one that I would really enjoy. I hope that you love it. :)

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  17. Sounds like a nice read! Enjoy your weekend! :)

    Jo-Ann at Inspiration PIe

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  18. Hope you'll continue to enjoy your new read.

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  19. Keep reading if only for the fun-sounding dual timelines! :)

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  20. Dual timelines can be really interesting. Hope you enjoy and have a happy weekend!

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  21. Oooooo...I never saw a bookish one. Sounds fun.

    Thanks for sharing.

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  22. Yes, keep reading. I LOVE time slip novels.

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  23. Sounds like an interesting book.

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  24. The book sounds interesting. I think I'd definitely keep reading. Have a great weekend. - Katie

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  25. I don't use a mouse, so not mouse pad! XD

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  26. I use an envelope below my mouse. Does it considered as a mouse pad?
    Dual time line is an interesting concept!

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  27. I like stories with dual timelines, especially if they end up weaving together in a clever way. The opening lies don't really grab me though, so I'd be interested to know how this one turns out. I haven't seen any bookish mouse mats, I'll have to have a look.

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  28. Keep reading, definitely! I love dual timeline stories, the comparisons in them that is inevitable between to eras. Thank you for visiting my blog, have a nice weekend, Katherine! :)

    Ronnie @ Paradise Found

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  29. I have a Twilight mouse pad. I haven't heard of this book but hope you enjoy it!

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  30. There are some cute mousepads out there but nope here, too.

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  31. Oh, bookish mouse pads can be a LOT of FUN!! I know from my own experience with my Twilight ones!! :) :)

    The book you've picked for the other Friday memes sounds GREAT! I LOVE dual timelines in novels!! I'm going to add it to my GR shelves!! :) :)

    Thanks for sharing! Thanks as well for commenting on my won BBH post!! HUGS!! <3 <3 <3 :) :) :)

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  32. I use one but it's nothing special, it's something about Diddl, my aunt gifted it a very long time ago

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  33. I have a kitten sleeping on a tree branch on my my mouse pad. :-) I haven't mastered my touch pad and prefer to use my mouse. It's a bit of a hassle as I'm always dropping my mouse. And I really should just learn to use the touch pad . . . Astor Place Vintage sounds good. I hope you continue to enjoy it!

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  34. I don't use mousepads. I love the look Astor Place Vintage. I haven't read hardly any books with dual timelines. It sounds interesting!

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  35. Me too I seen quite a lot of cute mousepad that I really want, but I don't buy it because I am really scare I will lose the mousepad as well. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog hop last week.

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