Friday, May 11, 2018

Friday Linkups - The Forgotten Room

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:
Could you ever pick your favorite book or is it like choosing your favorite child?

My Answer:
Honestly, I think choosing my favorite child might be easier.  I can probably pick my top 5 favorite books but that's all I'll promise.  How can I compare all the different genres?  And that's not even counting the nostalgia factor!

This week's book is one that has been on my TBR from the second I saw it mentioned back in 2016 but somehow I never actually managed to read it.  As my birthday present to myself I decided that now was the time to get a copy of The Forgotten Room by Karen White, Lauren Willig, and Beatriz Williams.  While I haven't read Karen White before Willig and Williams are two of my favorites.  I'm not very far into this one but so far I'm really enjoying it!

The Beginning:
New York City
June 1944
The patter of rain against the blacked-out stained glass dome above where I sat numbed me like a hypnotist's gold watch.

My Thoughts:
I like the descriptiveness of this first sentence.  I can instantly picture the scene.
The 56:
I catapulted out of the chaise, catching the hem of my lab coat on the unruly spring, and miraculously landed on the floor with both feet.

My Thoughts:
I can definitely relate to this sentence.  I trip or get caught on random things on a fairly regular basis.  She is jumping up to try catch a rat with a cast iron skillet so I stopped relating to her after this but I do admire her determination!  

So what do you think?  Keep reading?  Could you pick a favorite book?


  1. I can't seem to pick a favorite book but I do love all of the authors of The Forgotten Room and I hope that you enjoy it.

  2. I've got a library copy of this one waiting to be read. A colleague recently told me that there is a second book coming out soon (she is reading the ARC and loving it). Enjoy!

  3. Oh, picking a favourite child is easy (I have just the one - hehe), picking a favourite book now - no, no, no.

    I love the cover of the book shared, as well as the descriptive nature of the writing.

  4. Three authors? I would read it just to see how that worked.

    Picking a favorite book is impossible. How about my favorite 20 or so?

  5. Haha, I almost wrote something similar about a favorite child. (I mean, I only have TWO children... I've got a lot of books that I love.)

  6. The snippets and cover are lovely!! Happy weekend!

  7. I have so many favorite books that I treat like my tiny children! I don't have children, so I love and protect my physical books like they're my own. Also, I don't buy physical copies very often, but when I do, I make sure to take care of them the best I can.
    My BBH

  8. Yeah, to hard to pick a favorite book! Glad you are enjoying that book, it's a new one to me. :)

    Friday Meme

  9. Seems like a pretty good line up of authors, and I love that first line!

  10. Picking a favorite book would be very hard. Like you, I might get it down to 5 or 10. Now, I have told people when they asked that Louise Penny is my favorite author. So, I guess I can do that. Still, so many other authors too. Ha!

  11. The Forgotten Room looks interesting. I'm glad to hear that so far you're like it.

  12. 😂🤣 I answered the same. Easier to pick a favourite child 😂🤣

    Angelica @ Paperback Princess

  13. Yes, limiting to just one favourite book is so difficult.

  14. I WILL read this one one of these days! It sounds so good!

    And I agree; choosing my favorite child would definitely be easier than choosing a favorite book. Of course, I only have one child. LOL

  15. Choosing one favourite book is way too hard - I don't think I would even be able to narrow it down to a top 5! There are way too many different genres that I enjoy and comparing them would just be impossible. Great answer and I definitely agree that choosing a favourite kid might actually be easier than choosing a favourite book (despite the fact I have no kids).

    Feel free to check out my Book Blogger Hop answer if you wish! :)

    - Charlotte (InkBlottings)

  16. Love that cover and the snippets sound very intriguing. Happy reading!

  17. Karen White books are great - I've read and own them all. She's one of a small handful of authors that I happily re-read, along with Kate Morton and Susanna Kearsley.