Friday Finds

History: Fact and Fiction ~ Friday Finds plus Book Blogger Hop

Hello Avid Readers,

Today is Friday so it’s time for another Friday Finds post. I have found some great reviews around the blogosphere that I want to share with you this week.

I am enjoying being part of the weekly  Book Blogger Hop meme too, hosted by Billy @ Ramblings of a Coffee Addict, so I’m doing it again today and my answer to this week’s question is at the bottom of this post.

If you are one of my lovely new followers let me just take a moment to explain what my Friday Finds posts are all about. I like to read, my favourite genre is paranormal romance but I’ve also been known to curl up with the odd urban fantasy or paranormal cozy mysteries too. But it’s a big wide literary world out there and I decided back in January that you, my dear followers, might be interested in the reviews about books from other genres to help you find your next favourite book. Ta!Da! My weekly Friday Finds post was born.

This week, I wanted to share some review for non-fiction books that my fellow book bloggers have enjoyed reading (in no particular order).

If I Don’t Make It, I Love You Edited by Amye Archer and Loren Kleinman from book’d out

Shelleyrae is another fellow book-a-holic, but unlike me, you’ll find great reviews for books covering many different genres from this Aussie book blogger. 😉 She also champions Aussie authors and showcases their books as part of her reviews, cover reveals, blog tours and reading challenges.


The Lost Girls of Paris by Pam Jenoff from Blue Mood Cafe

Jonetta is a wonderful blogger and loves reading and is fairly eclectic in her tastes and open to most genres. She’s open to exploring new authors and appreciates those who not only write well but can deliciously craft a character and a tale.

The Lost Letter by Mimi Matthews from

Anne Mendez usually reviews books in the historical fiction genre, including all the sub-genres, e.g. mystery, thriller, romance, etc. and although this is a genre I rarely read myself, I always enjoy her thoughts.


And my final review this week is from a tried and trusted book blog…

Mercia: The Rise and Fall of a Kingdom by Annie Whitehead from All The Book Blog Names Are Taken

Sarah is a big fan of all things historic and although her passion is non-fiction she does get lost in a novel from time to time. I like her writing style and find her posts easy to read and always enjoyable.


So, that’s my picks for this week. I hope you find a moment or two to click at least one of these reviews yourself – who knows you may just find your next favourite author!

Now on to the Book Blogger Hop meme which is hosted by Billy @ Ramblings of a Coffee Addict. A question is posted each week, you answer the question and visit others blogs to see what their answers are. Easy!

So this week’s question is:

How long does it usually take you to finish a book?

(submitted by Elizabeth @ Silver’s Reviews)

Of course this all depends on the length of the book, but generally when I am on holiday, I can read a book every couple of days. While I am working, on the other hand, it usually takes about 5 days for me to finish one.

What about you? Generally how long does it take you to finish a book?

Once again, thanks for stopping by and taking the time to read this post. I hope you have a good weekend and manage to read (or listen to) a great story.

Happy Reading!


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I'm in my late forties, my interests are varied but since menopause hit a few years ago, I find myself becoming a "grumpy old woman" all too frequently - where has my infinite patience gone!?! Lol!
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(3) Comments

  1. Thanks for sharing 😀 I will check out those bloggers now! And I am all over the place when it comes to reading speed. I can finish a book in a day or sometimes it takes me weeks! It all depends on the books and my schedule!

  2. Thanks Flora! Have found another book blogger to follow too!
    I read about 100 pages an hour, so usually I have no trouble finishing an average length book in a day 😉

    1. Wow! That’s super speedy reading, Shelleyrae! Perhaps I should nickname you The Flash lol!

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