Friday, September 28, 2012

Book Blog Hop and Follow Friday (9-28-12)

Happy Friday everyone! I hope that you are having a great week and looking forward to an even better weekend. Now, onto the Friday fun ...

Jen at Crazy For Books asks:

Hosting a giveaway? Tell us about it! Write a great discussion post this week? Promote it! This is the week to pick ONE POST from the past week to highlight for the Hop!

Well, this is actually from a week and a half ago, but I really loved this book and hope that it comes across in my review: The Mapping of Love and Death by Jacqueline Winspear. It's a Maisie Dobbs novel and I really enjoy this series, and this might be favorite that I've read (so far) in the series.

Parajunkee asks:

What is the BIGGEST word you’ve seen used in a book lately – that made you stop and look it up? Might as well leave the definition & book too.

I'm currently reading Dearie: The Remarkable Life Story of Julia Child and there are so many French cooking terms that it makes my head swim at times (and I took French for over eight years!) I don't look them up because I know that they relate to food in some way, so I'm content in my ignorance.

So, what's your fave post from the last week? What's the biggest word you've seen in a book lately? Let me know and have a great weekend!


  1. I remember some assigned reading in high school (maybe is was Austen? I can't recall), and they had all these fancy conversations in French, which became really hard to follow! At least you knew all of these were just cooking terms. How is 'Dearie'? Would you recommend it?

    New follower here via GFC. My blog is

  2. Nice post.

    Stop by for my discussion....interested in your thoughts about it.

    Silver's Reviews

  3. Great answer! :-) I love Julia Child!

    Old follower.

    Christina @ Ensconced in YA
    My FF

  4. I loved watching her show when I was a kid but I couldn't imaging reading the book. There would be a lot of words I wouldn't know.
    Book Sniffers Anonymous

  5. Languages is really hard to figure out the most. I had to look up a couple spanish words I had no clue what they meant.

    My FF

  6. Hi, I'm a new follower via GFC =)