Friday, June 3, 2016

Friday Linkups - It Happened One Autumn

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:
Do you answer all the comments left on your blog?

My Answer:
I try but lately I haven't been doing very well.  I'm hoping to get back on track soon and possibly start using disquis so that commentors will be notified of the answer.

This week's book is actually a reread for me.  I've tried to incorporate a few rereadings this year as I found I really missed reading some old favorites.  This one - It Happened One Autumn by Lisa Kleypas - isn't necessarily a favorite but I did enjoy it and wanted to revisit the characters.  Plus for some reason I remembered almost nothing about it and wanted to fix that before I read the next book in the series - The Devil in Winter - which is one of my favorites.  I've read almost no historical romance in the last couple of years and it's nice to revisit a reliable book and author.

The Beginning: 
London, 1843
Two young women stood at the threshold of the perfumery, one tugging impatiently at the arm of the other.  "Do we have to go in there?" the smaller one was saying in a flat American accent, resisting as the other pulled her forcibly into the quietly lit shop.

My Thoughts:
I like that the heroine in this book is American as I've always been fascinated by the stories of the wealthy Americans who took their daughters to England to find a titled husband for them.

The 56: (Actually 156)
"Pardon," came Daisy's voice from nearby, "but I am going to take this opportunity to make use of the ...the... oh, whatever the polite world is for it, I have no idea.  I will meet you at the entrance of the dining hall."

My Thoughts:
I can't imagine going from relative freedom and then suddenly being dropped into a world that has so much more structure and strict rules for how you should and shouldn't behave.  I feel for Daisy here.  She's trying to do what she's supposed to do but she's getting frustrated.  Luckily her sense of humor keeps her from getting to stressed about it all.

So what do you think?  Keep reading?  How often do you reread?


  1. I love It Happened One Autumn. I really want to re-read it but I haven't quite gotten there yet. Hopefully soon, though. I love that quote from Daisy too.

  2. I generally liked The Wallflowers series. It got 3-4 stars from me. I've been either replying back to comments on their own blogs or emailing them if they don't have one. If I didn't get back to that, I'll do a big thank you on the next post.

  3. Not heard of this one but it sounds interesting. :)

    Friday Memes

  4. This sounds like a really good one. :-)

  5. I try to answer all my comments too but lately I've been slipping. :( Gotta get back on track. Happy Friday!

  6. This seems like an interesting read. Enjoy!

  7. How does Disquis work? Please send me an e-mail if you can with the directions.

    I comment on all comments. :) I enjoy doing that.

    Have a great weekend.

    Happy Hopping!!

    Silver's Reviews
    My Blog Hop Answer

  8. The 56 made me giggle... why is she looking for a polite word for dining hall? Can you be rude in describing it?!
    Happy weekend!

  9. I have been very slow about answering comments as of late--and terrible about keeping up with the blogs I follow. I think it's just that time of year. Goodness knows you've been busy!

  10. I liked the Wallflowers series. I try to answer comments but some weeks are busier than others especially lately.

  11. I love this series! As for comments -- well, I try to answer them all. I try to visit back, too, but when things are busy that isn't always easy! But I do try to stop in at my favorite blogs at least once or twice a week. :-) (Yes, you're one of them!)