Friday, October 20, 2017

Peek Inside a Book - Dance Upon the Air


When I was deciding to come back to the blog I was looking through all the blogging memes that the blogs I read follow. I had done Book Beginnings and The Friday 56 a handful of times, but over at Mixed Book Bag, JC merged them together and I really like that idea.  So borrowing from her I'm going to start linking up to both Book Beginnings on Friday from Rose City Reader and The Friday 56 with Freda's Voice.

I just finished reading The Blinds by Adam Sternbergh. I really enjoyed it but when I got home from my book discussion Wednesday night I wanted a comfort read and not one of the 10 books currently checked out from the library. So I opened up the OverDrive App (great library service) and searched for what Nora Roberts titles were avaliable and ended up seeing that book 1 of the Three Sisters Island trilogy was free. I don't think I've re-read this series so it had to be checked out!

This week the book Dance Upon the Air by Nora Roberts caught my eye.

Dance Upon The Air (Three Sisters Island, #1)

It Begins: 
Prologue

Salem Village
Massachusetts
June 22, 1692

In the dark green shadows of the deep woods, an hour before moonrise, they met in secret. Soon the longest day would become the shortest night of the solstice. 


On Page 56:
"Nell, this is Ripley, Zack's unfortunate sister. As she's come in for lunch we can safely assume hell has frozen over."

"Kiss ass, Mia. Nice to meet you, Nell. I'll have a lemonade to go with that."

Yes. All right." Nell shifted her gaze from face to face. "Right away," she murmured and ducked into the kitchen to put the sandwich together. 


Verdict:
Even though I'm reading an ebook format, I did go to page 56 of the paperback and thankful that I did. This interplay perfectly shows the dynamic between the three main women of this trilogy.

I'm enjoying this reread and I'm wondering why I haven't picked this series up as part of my rotating comfort reads. 

Monday, October 16, 2017

It's Monday! What are you reading?



So my plan is, each Monday to update anyone who reads this on what I'm currently reading and what I may have finished in the last week.

Our Bodies, Our Shelves: A Collection of Library Humor
Currently Reading:

Title: Our Bodies, Our Shelves: A Collection of Library Humor
Author: Roz Warren
Date Started: October 16



Currently Listening:

TitleAtlas Shrugged
Author: Any Rand
Narrator: Christopher Hurt
Date Started: August 31
Note: On part 3 of 7

Finished Reading:

Title: Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race
Author: Margot Lee Shetterly
Date Finished: October 3
Stars: 5
Comments: This was a case when I loved both and the movie. The book was so full of detail and was a great read of the true timeline about things and giving names to so many more women.

Title: Dragonworn (Dark-Hunter #28)
Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
Date Finished: October 7
Stars: 3
Comments: I'm still enjoying this series, but it's changed so much from the first few books and all the mythologies are starting to get a bit confusing.

Title: Tall, Dark & Hungry (Argeneau #4)
Author: Lynsay Sands
Date Finished: October 9
Stars: 3

Title: Secrets in Death (In Death #45)
Author: J.D. Robb
Date Finished: October 15
Stars: 4

Title: Origin (Robert Langdon #5)
Author: Dan Brown
Date Finished: October 15
Stars: 5
Comments: This one kind of freaked me out a bit. But just like all his other books it pulled me and I didn't want to put it down!

Friday, October 13, 2017

Peek Inside a Book - Origin


When I was deciding to come back to the blog I was looking through all the blogging memes that the blogs I read follow. I had done Book Beginnings and The Friday 56 a handful of times, but over at Mixed Book Bag, JC merged them together and I really like that idea.  So borrowing from her I'm going to start linking up to both Book Beginnings on Friday from Rose City Reader and The Friday 56 with Freda's Voice.


This week the book Origin by Dan Brown caught my eye.

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It Begins: 
As the ancient cogwheel train clawed its way up the dizzying incline, Edmond Kirsch surveyed the jagged mountaintop above him. In the distance, built into the face of a sheer cliff, the massive stone monastery seemed to hang in space, as if magically fused to the vertical precipice. 


On Page 56:
"You sat in that monastery's sacrosanct library and told a bishop that his entire belief system is delusional!" Langdon exclaimed. "Did you expect him to serve you tea and cake?"

Verdict:
I'm on page 179 of 461 and I'm hooked. Dan Brown has a way of sucking me into his stories. His books are serious but there are bursts of quirky humor (at least to me) like the killer's get away car being an Uber and one of the characters reminding Langdon to remember the wise words of Princess Elsa and to just Let It Go.