Let’s Talk Bookish: What’s your back-up plan for posting?

Let’s Talk Bookish is a weekly meme hosted by Rukky @ Eternity Books and Dani @ Literary Lion. Discussions pertain to topics related to reading or books. Share your opinions, and spread the love by visiting other “Let’s Talk Bookish” posts.

Prompts: There are just some days when you completely forget to prepare a post beforehand. In those instances, is there a specific kind of post you quickly throw together to stay on schedule? Do you just miss the day and move on? If you can’t come up with any new ideas for posts, what do you usually end up recycling?

Posting was more sporadic when I first started blogging. I stuck mostly to reviews so if I didn’t have a review, I would just skip until I had one ready. Currently, I try to post Monday through Friday and only post occasionally on the weekends. I’ve just started becoming more structured, and memes and tags have been extremely helpful. If I forget to prepare a post beforehand, memes allow me to quickly post something to stay on schedule. I’m very thankful for blogs that host memes because prompts are often ready a month or so in advance. I also love tags and have compiled a list of those that I haven’t necessarily been tagged in but would love to do. I’ve never thought about recycling mostly because I haven’t posted many non-review related posts. Maybe it would be a good time to start a list?

What do you do when you forget to prepare a post beforehand? I would really love your tips on this!

First Lines Fridays 1.18: If someone had…

First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words. What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines?

  • Pick a book off your shelf (it could be your current read or on your TBR) and open to the first page
  • Copy the first few lines, but don’t give anything else about the book away just yet – you need to hook the reader first
  • Finally… reveal the book!

The matriarch of House Kore was running late for a dinner. In the normal course of things, she did not care for punctuality. Punctuality, with its unseemly whiff of eagerness, was for peasants. And she was neither a peasant nor eager to endure a meal with the mongrel heir of House Nyx.


by Roshani Chokshi
ASIN/ISBN: 9781250144546
Publication: January 15, 2019
Series: The Gilded Wolves #1

It’s 1889. The city is on the cusp of industry and power, and the Exposition Universelle has breathed new life into the streets and dredged up ancient secrets. Here, no one keeps tabs on dark truths better than treasure-hunter and wealthy hotelier Séverin Montagnet-Alarie. When the elite, ever-powerful Order of Babel coerces him to help them on a mission, Séverin is offered a treasure that he never imagined: his true inheritance.

To hunt down the ancient artifact the Order seeks, Séverin calls upon a band of unlikely experts: An engineer with a debt to pay. A historian banished from his home. A dancer with a sinister past. And a brother in arms if not blood.

Together, they will join Séverin as he explores the dark, glittering heart of Paris. What they find might change the course of history–but only if they can stay alive. (Goodreads)

I’ve heard so many good things about this trilogy. Hopefully I’ll be able to start it soon. The first few lines didn’t grab, but the entire prologue did. I’m excited! Is it on your TBR? Have you read it?