Thursday, July 06, 2017

Where Is Your Bookmark? (It's Hot Outside, Let's Stay Inside and Read)

This week I settled down with The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas whenever I got the chance to read. I just finished reading it, and I have so many thoughts . . . If you haven't, you should read it. Books like this are why I love reading.


A weekly meme where readers share the first sentence of the book they are reading and say what they think. Hosted by the wonderful Gillion Dumas of Rose City Reader.

I shouldn't have come to this party.

Thoughts: That one sentence can go in quite a few directions. It definitely has an ominous feel to it, don't you think?


A weekly meme in which readers share a random sentence or two from page 56 or 56% (or any random page) of the book they are reading. Hosted by the wonderful Freda of Freda's Voice.

I've seen it happen over and over again: a black person gets killed just for being black, and all hell breaks loose. I've tweeted RIP hashtags, reblogged pictures on Tumblr, and signed every petition out there. I always said that if I saw it happen to somebody, I would have the loudest voice, making sure the world knew what went down. 
Now I am that person, and I'm to afraid to speak. [pgs 34-35]
What do you think? Would you continue reading?

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Every Friday Coffee Addicted Writer from Coffee Addicted Writer poses a question which participants respond on their own blogs within the week (Friday through Thursday). They then share their links at the main site and visit other participants blogs.

In one sentence, describe your passion for reading.
I could go with something cliche: Reading is like breathing to me.

But this is what I am really thinking: Your existence is forfeit if you interrupt my reading.

What about you?
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Every Friday Ellen from 15andmeowing.com and Ann from McGuffy’s Reader get together to host the Friendly Fill-Ins. You can be serious or funny--the idea is just to have fun.

1. My favorite line from a film is one that still makes me melt inside whenever I hear it:
Well, it was a million tiny little things that, when you added them all up, they meant we were supposed to be together... and I knew it. I knew it the very first time I touched her. It was like coming home... only to no home I'd ever known... I was just taking her hand to help her out of a car and I knew. It was like... magic. [From Sleepless in Seattle]

2. Other than blogs, a couple websites I visit often are Goodreads  and LibraryThing.

3. When I feel down, I like to settle in on the couch, a cat cuddled on my lap, my daughter and husband snuggled next to me and read a book or watch a favorite movie.                              .

4. If I could devote an extra hour a day to reading, I would have a smaller TBR collection. Maybe.


 I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and rest of July! I will be taking a break for the rest of the month, but will be back in August. Be sure and tell me what you are reading and are up to!


What?! I do too fit!


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52 comments:

  1. I too felt totally overwhelmed after finishing The Hate U Give.

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    1. Jill - I feel like making everyone around me read it. Such a powerful book.

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  2. I love number 4! I often feel the same way and recently, it seems like instead of reading I just go through the library's ebook collection and increase the size of my TBR list :p

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    1. Eustacia - I do that too! I seem to always be adding . . .

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  3. I don't think anything can help by TBR.
    sherry @ fundinmental Friday Memes

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    1. Sherry - No, probably nothing will help mine either, I'm afraid. I just can't seem to stop adding to my TBR collection.

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  4. For your page 56, I would definitely keep reading. Thank you for participating in the fill-ins, great answers. I love Sleepless in Seattle, great quote choice. I know what you mean about having more time to read, I think I have around 700 books on my to read list on Goodreads. Very cute photo of your kitty hiding under your daughter's chair. Have a nice weekend!

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    1. Ellen - The Hate U Give is a great book. If you get the chance, I definitely recommend it! Sleepless in Seattle is one of my favorite movies for the quotes and music. :-) I hope you have a great weekend too!

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  5. I loved The Hate U Give too. I'd like to talk my book club into reading it. Enjoy your break!

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    1. Kathy - It's a great book. I hope you are able to talk your book club into reading it. I think it would make for a great discussion book.

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  6. The Hate U Give is on my list...must read it soon! Thanks for sharing, and here's mine: “THE BOOKSHOP ON THE CORNER”

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    1. Laurel-Rain - I hope you do read it soon! And I hope you like it when you do.

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  7. Looks like an incredibly powerful read. It's infuriating how much unfairness there is in this world!

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    1. Jo-Ann - It is. It is very relevant to today. I wish I could make everyone read it.

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  8. I really need to read this book. Mine this week is from Murder in Mayfair by D. M. Quincy - a historical mystery. Happy reading!

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    1. Kathy - I hope you do get a chance to read this one. I like the sound of your current book as well. I enjoy a good historical mystery.

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  9. I have also just finished The Hate U Give. Loved loved loved it. And yes, I would also kill anyone interrupting my reading. Happy weekend, and thanks for sharing. Here's my post - Difficult Women by Roxanne Gay.

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    1. Bev - It was amazing, wasn't it? I am glad to hear you loved it too. I hope you have a happy weekend too!

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  10. Wow, looks like The Hate U Give has touched many in a positive way.

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    1. Margot - Yes, it was an excellent read. Very timely.

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  11. I am a big fan of THE HATE U GIVE and that opening line proves to be true in so many ways. My Friday Quotes

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    1. Anne - I loved the book and have a feeling it will be one I try to talk everyone into reading. :-) I am glad you liked it too!

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  12. The Hate U Gave is a must read for me. Hopefully soon. Haha ... that picture with the cat.

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    1. Christy - Do read it! And soon if you can.

      My husband is the one who first saw her sleeping under the chair and rushed me in to get the photo. :-)

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  13. This is a book I really want to read! Happy weekend!

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    1. Freda - I hope you get a chance to. It's worth reading! You have a good weekend too.

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  14. Exactly: "Your existence is forfeit if you interrupt my reading."

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    1. Chrissy - If only people listened to me when I said that. Haha

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  15. I've got "The Hate U Give" on my GR shelves, and I MUST get to it soon!!! This is a VERY important book, especially since it's also in the YA genre. It really makes a great statement that young adults -- as well as everyone else, of course -- need to be very much aware of. Again I must refer to the current political climate, which, sadly, is one of bigotry and hatred.... So it's books like this one that keep the issue front and center for all of us! And you picked the PERFECT quote from it, too!

    Your answer to today's BBH question is SO funny!! Yes, it's actually DANGEROUS to interrupt a passionate bookworm totally immersed in a book!! LOL.

    I LOVE your answers for the "Friendly Fill-Ins" meme, too!!

    Oooooh, that's a BEAUTIFUL quote from "Sleepless In Seattle"!! I have never seen this movie in its entirety, but only snippets of it. I need to watch the whole thing!! Especially after reading this quote! Thanks for sharing it!!

    Answer #3 is just what I would enjoy doing when feeling down, except that I don't have either a daughter or a cat....BOO-HOO.... Well, I guess I could get a cat, lol. I have always thought of adopting, too, but somehow things have never worked out for me to do so.

    That penguin and cat pic is TOO FUNNY!!!! LOLZ!!! LOVE IT!!!

    Thanks for sharing all of your thoughts, Wendy!! I'll miss you around the blogosphere until you return, but you are certainly entitled to a vacation, especially since you're always so busy. C ya back in August!!

    Thanks for commenting on my own BBH post!! HUGS TO YOU & MOUSE!!!!! <3 <3 <3 :) :) :)





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    1. Maria - I hope you like The Hate U Give when you read it. A word of warning though. There's a lot of cursing in it. I really think it fits the story and characters though, given what it's about. It's definitely a timely book, one I think everyone should read.

      I hate being interrupted when I'm reading, especially when I'm nearing the end of the book.

      I am looking forward to what the next few weeks hold, but I will certainly miss all of you as well!

      Thanks for visiting, Maria.

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  16. That is a great movie quote. :)

    We read constantly and our TBR pile just keeps growing. haha When I read the book The Pen and the Brush, I added at least ten more books to my Kindle TBR pile, thanks to mentions in the book. I'm going to have to live to at least a thousand years old to even make a dent in my Kindle TBR pile. The print book pile, maybe I only have to go to a hundred. :)

    Have a blessed weekend.

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    1. Suzanne - I have the same problem, I am always adding new books to my TBR collection. I don't think I'll ever be caught up. It's a good problem to have though, isn't it?

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    2. Oh yeah! It is a great problem to have. :)

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  17. LOL on your comment on the Blog Hop Question.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Happy Hopping!!

    Elizabeth
    Silver's Reviews
    My Blog Hop Answer

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    1. Elizabeth - I had a hard time coming up with a response--particularly in just one sentence. Thanks for visiting, Elizabeth!

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  18. Great answers to the fill ins and the blog hop question. That's a wonderful movie line.

    Interesting 56. Have a great weekend!

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    1. Yvonne - Thank you! I just love that movie. It's full of great quotes. :-) I hope you have a great weekend too.

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  19. Totally agree with your no. 4 answer. Enjoy your break, Wendy! :)

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  20. I've heard only wonderful things about this book. I'm sure I'll be reading it too.

    My Friday 56 from Fifteen Inches Tall And Bullet Proof

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  21. oh wow I love your site!!!! cats and books are the best combination every!thanks for stopping by mine!

    and I know how you feel about people interrupting your reading. I get like that too. Especially when I'm in the last 20 pages and suddenly I'm miss popular here at home. Frustrating but it happens Every. Single. Time.

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  22. It seems that our TBR pile grows to always exceed our available time. Have a great weekend.

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  23. LOL. Hope this comment isn't interrupting your reading then! :)

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  24. The family knows that when Mom has a book, leave her alone ;P

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  25. Ha! Love your quote, that's funny. :)

    And that is an ominous first sentence, isn't it?

    Enjoy your break!

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  26. The Hate U Give is definitely on my radar! Hope you have a wonderful rest of the month - enjoy your break!

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  27. Great answers! That is a nice movie quote, too.
    My TBR pile just grows on its own. I will never get it caught up...YEA!

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  28. lol haha I absolutely love your blog hop answer! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog hop.

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  29. Ahh, yet another THUG lover! I have heard so many good things about this book and really need to get to it soon!

    I hope you enjoy your break!

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  30. Adorable pic Wendy, I hope your summer is going well. I'm finding less reading time this summer for some reason but, hope to remedy that. Just finished The Leavers; Lisa Ko - part mystery and social justice issues - 4/5 stars and Ruth Ware's latest, The Lying Game - 4/5 stars.

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  31. The Friday 56 - definitely would keep reading. It sounds like a book that's going to make you think in uncomfortable ways.

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