This hop is hosted by Billy over at Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer. Every week participants answer a question and then visit other blogs participating. The purpose of the hop is to give bloggers the chance to meet new bloggers, get to know one another better, and get new followers. This week's question is: Do you like or dislike Rafflecopter and why? A: I have mixed feelings about Rafflecopter. I do use it whenever I am setting up for my giveaways. I find it an easy way to gain followers and to pick winners. What I dislike about it is that not everyone follows the directions so I have to go through the list to make sure the rules are followed.
Also, I usually don't like to enter blog giveaways that have Rafflecopter. Some giveaways have many tasks to fill to earn entries. This overwhelms me for some reason. I rather like to keep my giveaways simple. I'll continue to use it until I could find something better.
The beginning: "It was during the spring of 1910 that it became a subject of heated debate between Victoria's parents as to whether or not she should attend university and continue her education. Her father had been a staunch advocate of the idea, whilst her mother had vigorously opposed it."
Page 56: " We regret to inform you--killed in action--Lord Kitchner sends his sympathy--"
My Thoughts: Education wasn't a must for women back then. Women were expected to become dutiful housewives and mothers. When I read the first lines, I suspected that the main character wanted to further her education. I found it interesting but not surprising that it was her father who wanted her to continue with it. The mother in the other hand did not agree. Her mother's education was denied and she had been ingrained that the only role that a woman could have is that of being a mother and a wife. The mother only wants what she thinks it is right for her daughter.
I'm only on page 42 in this book so when I read the line from page 56, I am a little worried about a certain character. I hope that nothing bad happens to him.