Friday, 9 September 2016

Friday Books - The Muse


On Fridays I participate in BookBeginnings, hosted by Rose City Reader, and The Friday 56 - hosted by Freda’s Voice. Both involve sharing excerpts from a current book - the beginning and - you guessed it - page 56.



The Muse by Jessie Burton


I love this excerpt. It sets the scene for the most enjoyable part of Jessie Burton's books - the beautiful writing.













Here, she's run through the rain after Marjorie Quick, her boss, who dashed off, clearly upset. I love these names too - Odelle, Marjorie, who is often just called Quick.

Here's the cover (links through to my review) - which is my favourite cover of the year so far - there are no words for how much I love this cover. What's your favourite cover of the books you've read this year?





Tell me what you're reading in the comments, and I'll pay you a visit. 

Happy reading everyone.


13 comments:

Breana M. said...

I've never read anything by Jessie Burton before, but I have heard of her other book, The Miniaturist. The Muse sounds good too.

David McClendon said...

This book sounds like it could be very interesting. It appears that the attachment between the two characters in the 56 is pretty solid.

I am reading Call Me Luciano by Lauren Mariah. It is a great read geared towards young adults but I enjoyed it, too. Hope you have a great weekend.

Lauren Stoolfire said...

I think that those snippets have sold me!

Check out my Friday 56 (With Book Beginnings).

Laura Thomas said...

The writing is wonderful. Sounds like one you won't want to put down:)

My Friday 56 from Doggone It

Whitney Behr said...

The Muse sounds really good and I love the cover -- it is so pretty! Thank you for visiting my blog, I hope you have a great weekend!

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

A new to me author, but this one does sound tempting. Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

Mareli Thalwitzer said...

I'll be looking out for your review on this one. I had mixed feelings on The Miniaturist. Happy weekend Bev! Here's my Friday Meets: http://marelithalkink.blogspot.co.za/2016/09/friday-meets-09-september-2011.html

Sandra Nachlinger said...

I agree with you about the cover. Gorgeous! The opening makes me want to delve further into the story. Sounds like an entertaining book.
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Heather Fineisen said...

This looks intriguing and I love the cover. Happy Reading!

Kathy Martin said...

Sounds interesting. This week I am spotlighting Project Elfhome by Wen Spencer - a linked short story collection. Happy reading!

Alicia AKernelofNonsense said...

I've wanted to check out The Miniaturist. I've heard good things. This one has such a lovely cover and I like the writing. Happy Friday!

fredamans said...

Sounds like a beautifully written book. Happy weekend!

Nicole MissDotHacker said...

What a lovely cover, for the cover alone I would consider reading it. That is a hard choice trying to figure out what book has the loveliest cover for the year. Just too hard for me to choose one.