Friday, January 20, 2017

The Friday 56 (90) & Book Beginnings: Bliss by Kathryn Littlewood

The Friday 56 is a weekly meme hosted by Freda's Voice where every Friday you pick a book and turn to page 56 or 56%, and select a sentence or a few, as long as it's not a spoiler. For the full rules, visit the the page HERE
Book Beginnings is a weekly meme hosted by Rose City Reader that asks you to share the first sentence (or so) of the book you're reading.
10645526Synopsis from Goodreads...

Kathryn Littlewood’s culinary caper blends rich emotional flavor with truly magical wit, yielding one heaping portion of hilarious family adventure...

Rosemary Bliss’s family has a secret. It’s the Bliss Cookery Booke—an ancient, leather-bound volume of enchanted recipes like Stone Sleep Snickerdoodles and Singing Gingersnaps. Rose and her siblings are supposed to keep the Cookery Booke under lock and whisk-shaped key while their parents are out of town, but then a mysterious stranger shows up. “Aunt” Lily rides a motorcycle, wears purple sequins, and whips up exotic (but delicious) dishes for dinner. Soon boring, non-magical recipes feel like life before Aunt Lily—a lot less fun. So Rose and her siblings experiment with just a couple of recipes from the forbidden Cookery Booke. A few Love Muffins and a few dozen Cookies of Truth couldn’t cause too much trouble . . . could they?
Beginning:" It was the summer Rosemary Bliss turned ten that she saw her mother fold a lightning bolt into a bowl of batter and learned--beyond the shadow of a doubt--that her parents made magic in the Bliss bakery."

56:"On her mother's side: no one."
Comments: I really love the beginning of this book. It introduces the type of magic that's found in the story as well as the character, Rosemary. Overall, it was a pretty good book.

What are you reading this week?

22 comments:

  1. Aunt Lily sounds like a fab character. Happy reading.
    sherry @ fundinmental Friday Memes

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    1. Actually, she is kind of fabulous in a way, but she's also kind of shady too. Thanks for stopping by! :-)

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  2. I think I've seen this cove before, but it sounds amazing! Adding it to my TBR! : )

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  3. I like the beginning and the description - I actually have this book in my tbr but just haven't gotten to it yet. Need to move it up the list. Here's my Friday meme

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  4. Great excerpts! I can feel the magic as I read those lines. Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.

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    1. I had a similar thought when I first started Bliss. Thanks for stopping by!

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  5. You had me with magic. :-) Happy weekend!

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  6. Oooh! This book sounds fantastic. "...fold a lightning bolt into a bowl of batter..." Awesome sauce! ^_^
    My Friday 56

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  7. Food and magic, sounds divine! Hope you enjoy your weekend.

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  8. Sounds quite interesting! I really like the cover!

    Danica @ Shelves of Spines
    My Friday Meme

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    1. The cover is pretty great. Thanks for stopping by! :D

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  9. This sounds like it could be a lot of fun! :)

    Thanks for visiting my blog earlier.

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