Friday, September 4, 2015

Friday Linkups: Behind the Attic Wall

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:
How many years have you been blogging?  Is there a story behind your blog's name?

My Answer:
I've technically been blogging about 2 years but I didn't really start trying to post every day and focusing on this particular blog until last March so really about a year and a half.  In regards to the name there isn't much of a story.  I had actually started another blog first that focused on food but thought it might be fun to have a book blog as well and the name just kind of came to me.  Plus it's just true!

This week's book is a ghostly looking children's book that caught my eye when my 5 year old and I were at the library last week.  I've been enjoying listening to children's books lately and there's not much I enjoy more than a good ghost story.  I hadn't heard of Behind the Attic Wall before now but it sounds kind of like The Secret Garden just with ghosts instead of a garden.

The Beginning:
Today was the Anniversary.  May fourteenth.
Last year they had all promised one another that  they would meet again on this day and on every Anniversary, forever.

Chapter 1:
The man waiting at the station when she first stepped off the train was the tallest person she had ever seen.

My Thoughts:
The first line from the prologue sounds like it could go either happy or sinister.  It's in italics which makes me think it's happening considerably before the rest of the story. I'm very curious to see what the anniversary is for. As for chapter 1'm thinking we've drifted to a child's perspective.  I'm not sure if the man being so tall is a good thing or a bad thing!

The 56:
A bare room, and yet everything about it suggested the presence of someone suddenly gone.  A darkened rectangle of floor varnish outlined a rug now removed, and at the center of each wall hung a hook that held no picture.

My Thoughts:
I just love the visual of this passage.  I can just picture this abandoned room and it makes me curious to know more.

So what do you think?  Keep reading?


  1. Keep reading!! This was one of my favorites as a kid, not that I remember any details. I still have my copy and that's amazing cause I purge books like crazy.

  2. I love a good mystery...this story sounds perfect for hooking young readers.

  3. I've heard about this one but have never read it. May be time.

  4. I've never heard of this one, but it sounds promising! :)

    Check out my Friday 56 (With Book Beginnings).

  5. I read this one years ago and think it is still in my elementary media center. This isn't the cover we have though. My 56 this week comes from Ash & Bramble by Sarah Prineas. Happy reading!

  6. This sounds like a fun mystery. I'd keep reading it! I've been blogging for almost 4 years and I can't remember exactly how I chose the name for my blog. LOL Have a wonderful holiday weekend!

    My 56 -

  7. I love your blog name and I do too. LOL I have been blogging for 4 years and I picked my blog name from my cousins book club name. Have a great weekend.

  8. Sounds like an interesting story. :)

    Friday Memes

  9. I am a fan of visual opening lines...and I love the cover, too. Thanks for sharing...and here's mine: “THE IN-BETWEEN HOUR”

  10. I LOVE your book blog and your title is so very true. Libraries are the best and would be fun to live in.

    I am enjoying the answers everyone has.

    Thanks for joining in.

    Have a great weekend.

    Happy Hopping!!

    Silver's Reviews
    My Blog Hop Answer

  11. Hi,
    Sounds intriguing, I'd keep reading. Have a great day!

  12. I really like the 56, definitely keep reading. :D

  13. I've never heard of this one before but it sounds intriguing.

  14. I think I read this a long time ago as a youngin' but can't really remember. The cover looks very familiar though.

  15. Great word picture in your 56 excerpt. This sounds like a book I'd enjoy reading.

    My Friday post features True Believer.

  16. I love your blog name. :-)

    Behind the Attic Wall sounds like a fun read. I would defintely keep reading after reading our teasers.

  17. Must be the anniversary of a death. I wonder whether they met or not.
    Happy weekend!

  18. LOL I totally want to live in a library or a book store. *heaven*

  19. Behind the Attic Wall sounds intriguing! I like your blog name, I think we all wish that :)

  20. I'm just coming up on my two year anniversary. I still cant believe you post every day. You are a machine. :D I can find it hard to get up three posts a week. Mostly because I'm lazy. Lol.
    My blog name is actually pretty much the title to one of my favourite Bon Jovi songs. I added in a word or two. But it didn't really need it. So I pretty much stole it from Bon Jovi. Haha

  21. Yes, definitely keep reading! And the cover reminds me of the cover of the copy of Castle in the Attic that I have on my shelves - very similar colours!