Jul 082016
 

Friday book memes

Book Blogger Hop
The Friday 56
Book Beginnings

Book Blogger Hop’s question for this week:
What is your preferred method of following blogs?
Answer:
I answered this question last week, saying my favorite way to follow was via email. But after reading so many people say they followed via Feedly, I checked it out and really liked it so now that’s how I’m following blogs. You can organize blogs into different categories, and so far I have book blogs, foodie blogs, and misc.  I love this site!

And from The Children by Ann Leary:

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Friday 56:
“Did you guys hear what happened over at Mildred’s yesterday?” Everett asked. Mildred Swan is our closest neighbor. She’s widowed now, but her husband had been one of Whit’s oldest friends. None of us had heard a thing.

Book Beginnings:
One August morning in 1956, Whit Whitman sat down to a breakfast of soft boiled eggs and toast with his grandmother Trudy. They dined outdoors on the wide front porch of Lakeside Cottage.

Jun 242016
 

Friday book memes

Book Blogger Hop
The Friday 56
Book Beginnings

Book Blogger Hop’s question for this week:
What is your preferred method of following blogs?
Answer:
My preferred method of following blogs is via email, but I also have links to some of my favorite blogs in my sidebar. I can follow blogs that way too, which comes in handy if their blog doesn’t offer an email subscription.

Friday 56:
He would have been terrified to try to mount with his stiff, shaky legs on a trail not much wider than the mule. On the drop-off side.

Book Beginnings:
Three months before Ethan’s father disappeard

Ethan remembers the shaking most clearly. Probably because it was the first moment of the shaking. That most familiar of things making an initial appearance.

Feb 192016
 

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Book Blogger Hop’s question for this week:
Do you have a favorite place to read?

Answer:
My favorite place to read is on my recliner, but I also read at the dining room table and in bed.

 
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Once a Crooked Man by David McCallum

Book Beginning:
Until he pulled open the door of the Starbucks at 59th and Lexington, Carter Allinson II had only experienced crushes on the fair sex in his early years and minor infatuations in his teens. Some of the latte had led to wild sexual exploits but Carter had never fallen deeply in love.

Friday 56:
“The whole problem, and what it would take to solve it, makes us nervous. If you agree to what we are asking, I can guarantee a smooth changeover. Your security will not be breached at any level.”

Dec 112015
 

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Book Blogger Hop’s question for this week:
Are you a blogger that only has reviews on your blog or do you feature giveaways and attention-attracting posts such as personal and bookish posts?

Answer:
I post about a lot of different things besides reviews. I do giveaways, personal, recipes, photos, product/movie reviews,  some memes, updates on my exercise etc. I haven’t been the best blogger this year because 2015 has been the toughest year I’ve ever had, but I’m changing a few things in 2016 and hope to get my blogging groove back.

 

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Someone Else’s Love Story by Joshilyn Jackson

Book Beginning:
I fell in love with William Ashe at gunpoint, in a Circle K. It was on a Friday afternoon at the tail end of a Georgia summer so unglodly hot the air felt like it had all been boiled red. We were both staring down the barrel of an ancient, creaky .32 that could kill us just as dead as a really nice gun could.

Friday 56:
When he turned, it broke our stare, and that was probably all that saved me from leaning in closer and actually kissing him, Stevie be damned. The electric connection was over, but my certainty remained. William Ashe was going to make this right or die trying.

Sep 252015
 

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Book Blogger Hop’s question fro this week:
Do you belong to Shelfari, Goodreads, LibraryThing, and other similar sites? If so, can you list all of the book sites you belong to so others can take a look at them?
Yes, I belong to all of those and more. Here are my links:
Shelfari
Goodreads 
Library Thing 
Amazon 

I also belong to Barnes & Noble but their site has been messed up lately and you can’t link to reviewers pages.

 

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 Miss Hildreth Wore Brown by Olivia deBelle Byrd

Book Beginning:
After many years away, one of my best friends recentl moved back home to her small Southern toen. One of ther first duties was to accompany her mother to a funeral. Now funerals in the South are serious business. They entail prodigious amounts of food, flowers, and family. My friend’s mother is one of the greatest Southern ladies I have ever encountered. To be around her is to be in a perpetual state of amusement. One of her best friends and bridge partnes, Miss Hildreth, had died.

 

Friday 56:
“Okay, so you’ve noticed a small pattern her. It’s true, I have this “thing” for Robert Redford.”

I thought it was so neat when I opened this book to page 56 and saw that sentence, because…Oh yes, I do have a thing for RR, and have for many many many years

Sep 182015
 

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Bone Box by Jay Amberg

Book Blogger Hop:
This Weeks question:
Where do you keep your passwords for all of your different sites?
The ones I use all the time I just remember, some are a play one the site’s name, which I suppose would fall under the I just remember category, and a few that I rarely use are in a folder in my email.

 

Book Beginning:
Prologue:
Asia Minor
FIrst Century of the Common Era

At first light, the old man poured water from the amphora into the earthenware bowl. He slid his hnds into the water, leaned over, and splashed sleep from his face. He then combed his fingers through his sparse hair and white beard, shook his hands above the bowl, and stepped from his stone hut into the morning. Though he limped, his gait was quick and deliberate as he followed a path uphill to the edge of a bluff.
 
 

Friday 56:
“Ms. Altay…Sophia,” he says, “are you holding something out?”
She stares out toward the distant Aegean. “There is something. Something incredibly important.”
 
 

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Jul 102015
 

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Geared For The Grave by Duffy Brown

 
 
Book Blogger Hop:
This Weeks question: If you are in a book club, where do you meet? A restaurant, someone’s home, the library? If you aren’t in a book club, why not?

I’m in a few online book clubs, but I live in the country so there are no book clubs around me other than at two different libraries. They meet at the libraries. I plan on moving to town soon and would love to join one where the meeting take turns at member’s houses.
 
 
Book Beginning:
While cowering in the back of a ferryboat, head over railing and losing my lunch in Lake Huron, it occurred to me that no matter how old I am, I want to impress my parents. Deep inside I’m just a kid yelling, Mom, look at me! No hands! Granted, this wasn’t exactly a look at me moment, but it’s what got me into this mess.

Who wouldn’t love a book that starts out on a ferryboat?
 
 
Friday 56:
“I’ve got plans,” Speed growled. “And you’re not screwing them up just ’cause you’re from the big city and think you know it all.  Bunny tried to mess with me and look where she ended up. Get me this shop, and no one gets hurt.”

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The Friday 56

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May 222015
 

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Thank You for Your Service by David Finkel

He writes of another nightmare, or starts to, but doesn’t finish because it is day sixteen now, and he has made it past Level 1, past Level 2, and arrived at Level 3. He can wear shoes with laces. He can shave unsupervised, and go to the Loaf ‘N’ Jug. He’ll finish writing later when he’s alone again, but soon he’ll be getting his first visitor, Sascha.

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