Friday, October 5, 2018

Peek Inside a Book - Meg

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 I'm reading: Meg by Steve Alten


It Begins: 

Late Cretaceous Period, 70 Million Years Ago
The Coast of Asiamerica-Northern Landmass (Pacific Ocean)

From the moment the early morning fog had begun to lift, they sensed they were being watched. 

On Page 56:
As the helicopter approached the aft deck, Jonas immediately recognized the large reinforced-steel winch attached to the ship's transom which had been used to lower the twenty-five UNIS submersibles to the bottom of the Mariana Trench.

I wanted to read this since it was the basis of the movie The Meg starring Jason Statham.  It was a really good read and it is the first in a series. I don't know if I'll read more books but now I can't wait to watch the movie and compare the two. 

Monday, October 1, 2018

It's Monday! What are you reading? - October 1

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.

Currently Reading:

Title: Meg (MEG #1)
Author: Steve Alten
Date Started: September 27

Date Started: January 1
Note: Roof Beam Reader Read the Bible as Literature Event

Currently Listening:

Title: The Power of One
Author: Bryce Courtenay
Narrator: Humphrey Bower
Date Started: July 30

Finished Reading:

Title: Singing on a Star
Author: Ellen Klages
Narrator: LeVar Burton
Date Listened: September 26
Stars: 3 of 5

Title: Cottage by the Sea
Author: Debbie Macomber
Date Finished: September 26
Stars: 5 of 5

Title: Leverage in Death (In Death #47)
Author: J.D. Robb
Date Finished: September 25
Stars: 5 of 5

Title: The Broken Vow (Spill Zone, #2)
Author: Scott Westerfeld
Date Finished: September 21
Stars: 4 of 5

Title: Your Black Friend and Other Strangers
Author: Ben Passmore
Date Finished: September 19
Stars: 4 of 5

Title: Ice Cream Man Vol. 1
Author: Maxwell W. Prince
Date Finished: September 19
Stars: 4 of 5

Title: Jackalope Wives
Author: Ursula Vernon
Narrator: LeVar Burton
Date Listened: September 13
Stars: 5 of 5

Title: Harry Potter Series
Author: J.K. Rowling
Date Started: August 30
Date Finished: September 18
Comments: Reread because I was going to see Harry Potter and the Cursed Child parts 1 and 2.  It was fantastic!

Title: Fantaisie Impromptu No. 4 in C# min, Op. 66
Author: Carlos Hernandez
Narrator: LeVar Burton
Date Listened: August 30
Stars: 4 of 5

Title: A Duke by Default (Reluctant Royals #2)
Author: Alyssa Cole
Date Finished: August 29
Stars: 4 of 5

Title: Ashes on the Moor
Author: Sarah M. Eden
Date Finished: August 23
Stars: 3 of 5

Title: Multo
Author: Samuel Marzioli
Narrator: LeVar Burton
Date Listened: August 22
Stars: 4 of 5

Title: Dear Madam President: An Open Letter to the Women Who Will Run the World
Author: Jennifer Palmieri
Date Finished: August 20
Stars: 5 of 5