Friday, October 27, 2017

Peek Inside a Book - I'm Just No Good at Rhyming


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 read I'm Just No Good at Rhyming and Other Nonsense for Mischievous Kids and Immature Grown-ups by Chris Harris and Illustrated by Lane Smith.

I'm Just No Good at Rhyming: And Other Nonsense for Mischievous Kids and Immature Grown-Ups


It Begins: 


On Page 56: So this is from the page numbered 56, but it's not the 'real' page 56 cause this book has some issues with the page numbering. 

Poem is called How The Fourth Grader Communicates

Verdict:
Hilarious and I think I'm going to buy it, because it's one I want to pick up again and again.

Monday, October 23, 2017

It's Monday! What are you reading? October 23



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: Face the Fire (Three Sisters Island #3)
Author: Nora Roberts
Date Started: October 23

Currently Listening:

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

Finished Reading:

Title: Heaven and Earth (Three Sisters Island #2)
Author: Nora Roberts
Date Finished: Oct 23
Stars: 4
Comments: This is a re-read.

Title: Dance Upon the Air (Three Sisters Island #1)
Author: Nora Roberts
Date Finished: Oct 21
Stars: 4
Comments: This is a re-read.

Title: The Blinds
Author: Adam Sternbergh
Date Finished: Oct 18
Stars: 4
Comments: October book club selection.

Title: Our Bodies, Our Shelves
Author: Roz Warren
Date Finished: Oct 16
Stars: 2

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.