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6 Degrees of Separation #2 - Making Bookish Connections

This meme seems totally fun and a bit challenging. Last month was my first participation and I found it really enjoyable, so here I go again.

This is a monthly link-up hosted by Kate at Books Are My Favourite and Best. Each month a book is chosen as a starting point and linked to six other books to form a chain of seven. A book doesn’t need to be connected to all the other books on the list, only to the one next to it in the chain. The rules are:

  • Link the books together in any way you like.

  • Provide a link in your post to the meme at Books are My Favourite and Best.

  • Share these rules in your post.

  • Paste the link to your post in the comments on Kate’s post and/or the Linky Tool on that post.

  • Invite your blog readers to join in and paste their links in the comments and/or the Linky Tool.

  • Share your post on Twitter using the #6Degrees hash tag.

  • Be nice! Visit and comment on other posts and/or retweet other #6Degrees posts.

Click the book cover image to go to my review or the Goodreads blurb.

The starting book for this month is What Was She Thinking? (Notes on a Scandal) by Zoe Heller. I haven't read it so I took visual clues to get me started.

First Degree: An an apple on the cover made me think of apple orchards in Washington and The Orchardist that is set in Wenatchee, WA. Read in 2017, it's the story of two pregnant girls who show up at an orchard and changes the man's life. 3.5 stars

Second Degree: Another book set in Washington (Seattle), this futuristic detective novel is written by my husband, Dan Purkey.

Third Degree: This connection is books set in Seattle: The Bookman's Wake about a rare book collector who becomes embroiled in a mystery. Read in 1998 (!!) and rated 5 stars.

Fourth Degree: The previous book-about-books leads me to another (which one should I choose???): The Paris Bookseller. Read in February 2022, rated a 4 star. Click image to go to review.

Fifth Degree: Another book set in Paris and with Paris in the title: The Paris Wife is a well researched book about Ernest Hemmingway and his wife in Paris in the 20s. I read it in 2015 and rated it 4.5 stars.

Sixth Degree: From one wife of a famous man to another (and with the word Wife in the title) - Ahab's Wife is a great imagining of a wife taken from just a few references in Moby Dick. Read back in 2001, 4.5 stars.

This is my second time participating in this meme of 6 Degrees of Separation and I have to say, it's really fun.

I'm looking forward to seeing the connections other bloggers make. Do you want to play? (it's only monthly, not a huge commitment)

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