Friday, July 20, 2018

Friday Linkups - On Her Majesty's Frightfully Secret Service

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's your proudest blogging milestone or achievement?

My Answer:
Oh this is a hard one!  I remember being so excited when I first got comments or when I actually had subscribers.  I also still get excited when I get review requests from major publishers - especially Berkley.  I guess when it really comes down to it my absolute favorite achievement is getting to be part of this amazing community.

This week's book is On Her Majesty's Frightfully Secret Service by Rhys Bowen.  I love a good pun-ny cozy title but this one gives me extra joy because it's a play on the title of a James Bond book which is another of my favorite things.  This is a book in the Royal Spyness series set in the 1930s and I've really enjoyed the first few books.  I've missed a few between those and this one but so far it hasn't been an issue.

The Beginning:
I should have known it was too good to last.

My Thoughts:
I do love a smidge of pessimism in a cozy heroine!

The 56:
"Do you not know how easy it is to bribe a train concierge, especially if one is a regular customer and generous with tips?  I merely asked him to turn the other way while I borrowed the passkey."

My Thoughts:
Well that's not unsettling at all!

So what do you think?  Keep reading?


  1. Ive been wanting to read this author and her cozies.

    I felt the same way when I first started blogging: getting comments and subscribers was thrilling.

    Thanks for sharing...and here's mine: “ALL YOUR PERFECTS”

  2. I really want to read this series. I have and enjoyed the first book but haven't had a change to read on. This week I have Murder, She Reported by Peg Cochran - a nice historical mystery. Happy reading!

  3. I'm a fan of clever titles, too, and this one is one of the best I've seen.

  4. Smidge is SUCH a great word :) Hope you enjoy it!

    My Friday 56 for this week is Spilt Wine by Michael Walsh.

    Enjoy your weekend! Hope you get lots of reading done!

    Luv Sassy x

  5. I have got to try her books! I keep running into them. LOL

    My Friday 56 from The Haunted Forest Tour

  6. LOL @ That 56. Easy-peasey!! Happy weekend!

  7. This is a great series - one of the greatest I've not read yet. No, I haven't started it, but it a great favorite of several in our mystery group. One day before long, hopefully. As to blogging 'accomplishment' - I think meeting so many people who share my love for books. I've made real friends here in the blogging world. Doesn't matter if we haven't met in real life. We're all still good friends. :-)

  8. Getting on my first high profile blog tour was my highlight, I think, even though my run was short lived. Ha ha. 😂

  9. I keep seeing this series at the library - it sounds so good! Thanks for sharing!

    Lauren @ Always Me

  10. I've only read one book of this series but it was fun. And I love that title too! When I first saw it in fact I thought you were reviewing a Bond book. :)

  11. This one sounds like it could be great fun - thank you for sharing:)

  12. I do need to read Rhys Bowen. I have a couple of her books and at least one audiobook but haven't fit it in just yet. I love your answer to this week's question. The blogging community is really just a wonderful thing to be a part of.

  13. This series I want to try out. I read the author's other one and thought it was okay.

  14. This looks absolutely charming!

    Thanks for always participating in Book Beginnings on Friday!