First Line Fridays – May 11

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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!

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March and April Wrap Up

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Hello Spring! I cannot explain how happy I was when the last of the snow finally melted and I could pull my flip flops out from the back of the closet. That reminds me that I need to paint my toes a properly springy color. I have a neon green that would be just the thing.

I didn’t do a March wrap up because at the beginning of April I went on a multiple week hiatus so I’m going to combine both March and April for this wrap up. I expect it may get a little long… Continue reading

Free Write Fridays – February 23

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Most Fridays I will be posting a book review, hopefully, but I wanted to add something else. Reviews are wonderful but some Fridays just need a little something extra, especially those weeks that I don’t have a review to offer. In comes Free Write Friday.

The concept – Free Write Fridays will contain a short passage, poem, excerpt, letter to a senator, or anything else that has gone from my brain to the page during the week that is not a part of my main writing project. I often find myself jotting down a random free write when I’m frustrated with my main project and then it ends up moldering in a folder. Instead, I think I’ll share them with you. Could be fun! Continue reading

WWW Wednesday – February 20

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WWW Wednesday is a meme hosted by Sam at Taking on a World of Words and was formerly hosted by A Daily Rhythm. It is open for anyone to participate, even without a blog you can comment on Sam’s post with your own answers. It is a great way to share what you’ve been reading! All you have to do is answer three questions and share a link to your blog in the comments section of Sam’s blog.

The three Ws are:

What are you currently reading?

What did you recently finish reading?

What do you think you’ll read next?

What are you currently reading?

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“But when from a long-distant past nothing subsists, after the people are dead, after the things are broken and scattered, taste and smell alone, more fragile but more enduring, more unsubstantial, more persistent, more faithful, remain poised a long time, like souls, remembering, waiting, hoping, amid the ruins of all the rest; and bear unflinchingly, in the tiny and almost impalpable drop of their essence, the vast structure of recollection.” 

The Book of Lost Fragrances (Reincarnationist #4) by M.J. Rose. I have a great love of M.J. Rose. Every book I’ve read of hers has transported me and touched me. So far, this one has been no different. Some people don’t like her style of writing but it really speaks to me. It can go from short, declarative sentences to lengthy, flowery descriptions. I love these books and her writing.

What did you recently finish reading?

Uuuuhhhh. I haven’t been reading much, alright? I finished a book that I really loved (Invictus by Ryan Graudin) in January and just haven’t been able to get back into the reading mojo. No big deal, right? It happens, we all have those reading slumps. Hopefully get the vibe back soon.

What do you think you’ll read next?

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As Rielle and Eliana fight in a cosmic war that spans millennia, their stories intersect, and the shocking connections between them ultimately determine the fate of their world–and of each other.

Furyborn (Empirium #1) by Claire Legrand. I was lucky enough to get an advanced copy of this…just as my reading slump hit. I’m hoping to pick it up and get into the story soon. The early reviews have been amazing so I have high hopes.

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That is it for this Wednesday. What have you all been reading? 

Throwback Thursday – The Tale of Holly How (The Cottage Tales of Beatrix Potter #2) by Susan Wittig Albert

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Renee began Throwback Thursday at Its Book Talk as a way to share some of her old favorites as well as sharing books that she wants to read that were published over a year ago. Books that were published over a year ago are almost always easier to find at libraries or at a discounted sale price. As I have been sifting through my TBR list and purging those books that no longer hold my interest, I came across several from years past that I’d love to share with you! Continue reading

Free Write Friday – February 1

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Most Fridays I will be posting a book review, hopefully, but I wanted to add something else. Reviews are wonderful but some Fridays just need a little something extra, especially those weeks that I don’t have a review to offer. In comes Free Write Friday.

The concept – Free Write Fridays will contain a short passage, poem, excerpt, letter to a senator, or anything else that has gone from my brain to the page during the week that is not a part of my main writing project. I often find myself jotting down a random free write when I’m frustrated with my main project and then it ends up moldering in a folder. Instead, I think I’ll share them with you. Could be fun!

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