Again this week I find myself nearing the end of a rather intense book, although I doubt I will be able to finish it tonight (Thursday, as I write this). I am exhausted and can hardly keep my eyes open--I may try though! I am reading Karen E. Olson's Vanished, the 4th in her Black Hat series.
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.
The hacker known as Tracker moves along the sidewalk, a hoodie pulled up over his head, his eyes darting from side to side.
My thoughts: Is he up to know good? Is he hiding from someone? Tracker is one of my favorite characters in the series, and I would follow him just about anywhere. I was hooked the instant I read the first sentence.
A weekly meme in which readers share a random sentence or two from page 56 or 56% of the book they are reading. Hosted by the wonderful Freda of Freda's Voice.
A shadow crosses one of the windows."They can't see you," she whispers. [56%]
My thoughts: Uh oh. Sounds like trouble is coming. it is a fairly tense scene in the book, and it looks like the protagonist will be on the run again soon.
What do you think? Does this sound like something you would be interested in reading?
Everyone has a favorite and then we also have something we dislike. Like a coin, there are two sides to every question. Each week, Carrie at The Butterfly Reads and Laura from Blue Eye Books ask participants to list what they like and don't like about that week's topic.
This week's topic is Favorite Book Set in Winter/Summer
I really struggled with this week's topic and am tweaking it a bit to make it an easier fit for me. If you knew how much time I put into trying to find books that I count as favorites set in just one season . . . The truth is I don't remember what season most of my favorites are set in. Then the question became: do I go with a books that are mostly set in winter and summer? Or perhaps have a more summer or winter feel to them regardless of when they are set? In the end, I decided to pick a couple of favorite books that have the feel of the particular season I read them in--at least in my memory.
First Sentence: It was November.The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield is well written, intriguing, and spoke to me, sometimes the voice sounding a little like mine.
The Thirteenth Tale is a love letter to reading, a book for the feral reader in all of us, a return to that rich vein of storytelling that our parents loved and that we loved as children. Diane Setterfield will keep you guessing, make you wonder, move you to tears and laughter and, in the end, deposit you breathless yet satisfied back upon the shore of your everyday life. [excerpt from Goodreads Summary]
First Sentence: Later, when memory was all she had to sustain her, she would come to cherish it:
Old Honolulu as it was then, as it would never be again.
Moloka'i by Alan Brennert ~ Having lived in Hawaii for a short time during my childhood made me forever interested in the Hawaiian Islands and their history. I can't say enough about Moloka'i and how much I loved it.
This richly imagined novel, set in Hawai'i more than a century ago, is an extraordinary epic of a little-known time and place---and a deeply moving testament to the resiliency of the human spirit. [excerpt from Goodreads]
What favorite book of yours speaks to you of winter? Of Summer?
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