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 ringing of the phone jerked me from my sleep. I clawed my eyes open and rolled off my bed. For some reason, someone had moved the floor several feet lower than I had expected, and I fell and crashed with a thud.
A blond head popped over the side of the bed, and a familiar male voice asked, "Are you okay down there?"
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.
Andrea held out her hand. "You'll jinx it."
I put the camera into her hand and crouched, trying to get a look at the floor under the body.
"No drip?" Andrea asked.
"Nope. You smell anything? Decomp, blood . . . "
She wrinkled her nose. "Cayenne pepper. The place reeks of it. It drowns out everything else." [page 56]
My thoughts: I am so glad to be diving back into this series again. It is one of my favorites!
What do you think? Does this sound like a book you would be interested in reading?
Originally hosted by Books by Proxy, Friday Face Off is now hosted by the fabulous Lynn of Lynn’s Book Blog. Participants are asked to feature two more more covers of the same book with the week's assigned theme, and pick a favorite.
This week the theme is a book whose Trick or treat – A Halloween inspired cover
Nothing says Halloween quite like Dracula. It took me years to read the book as I was not impressed with any of the movies. But Bram Stoker's Dracula was an entirely different matter. I loved it.
I am really bad at the having-to-pick-a-favorite part. Several of these covers appeal to me, from the artwork to the photos. They all capture the mood of the book in their own ways. I was particularly drawn to these two covers below, one blue and the other read. It is the background that caught my eye. There is a scene in the novel that jumped out at me when I read the novel initially and both of these scenes depict the image I have in my head. They capture the isolation and Gothic feel so well, I think.
If I have to pick a favorite, I am going to go with this one:
Which cover do you prefer?
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 Scary Book/Movie You Want to Read/Watch
I have heard wonderful things about Shirley Jackson's novels and with the recent release of the television series, The Haunting of Hill House, my interest in the book with the same title has only intensified. I have not read or watched it. Yet. Both are definitely on my must read/watch list!
What scary book do you want to read? What scary movie would you like to watch?
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