Friday, 19 May 2017

Weekend Blog Hops - 20 May 2017

http://www.coffeeaddictedwriter.com/2017/01/book-blogger-hop-january-13th-19th.html
What do you do with books you no longer want? Do you donate them? Do you take them to a half-price bookstore? Does a friend or family member benefit?

These days, I try only to purchase print copies of books I know I want to keep. Generally this is non-fiction/reference texts, classics, and books by my favourite authors. When I do get ones I don't wish to keep, I will pass them to family/friends, pop them in a charity collection, or sell them in a garage sale/online.

http://www.rosecityreader.com/
http://www.fredasvoice.com/ 
Opening sentence:
I have delivered over a thousand babies in my career, but one in particular stands out in my mind.






From page 56:
Out of the five prettiest girls in Paris, Oklahoma, my mama made four of them.
 

My Current Read
Beasts of Extraordinary Circumstance
Ruth Emmie Lang
 
Orphaned, raised by wolves, and the proud owner of a horned pig named Merlin, Weylyn Grey knew he wasn’t like other people. But when he single-handedly stopped that tornado on a stormy Christmas day in Oklahoma, he realized just how different he actually was.

As amazing as these powers may appear, they tend to manifest themselves at inopportune times and places, jeopardizing not only his own life, but the life of Mary, the woman he loves.


Beasts of Extraordinary Circumstance tells the story of Weylyn Grey’s life from the perspectives of the people who knew him, loved him, and even a few who thought he was just plain weird. Although he doesn’t stay in any of their lives for long, he leaves each of them with a story to tell: great storms that evaporate into thin air; fireflies that make phosphorescent honey; a house filled with spider webs and the strange man who inhabits it.

There is one story, however, that Weylyn wishes he could change: his own. But first he has to muster enough courage to knock on Mary’s front door.

24 comments:

  1. Oh yes, this sounds like one of mine, too. Thanks for sharing.

    Here's my current read : http://bit.ly/2qxXXYr

    Have a good weekend!

    Sassy
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    1. I finished it last night; it was an excellent read.
      Thanks for visiting my blog.

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  2. Sounds interesting. This week I am spotlighting Say You're Sorry by Melinda Leigh. Happy reading!

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  3. Oh no...spiders...
    sherry @ fundinmental Friday Memes

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    1. Ha ha. Don't worry; there aren't too many spiders in it!

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  4. Fascinating! Thanks for sharing and for visiting my blog.

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  5. You have my attention!! Happy weekend!

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    1. It was an excellent read if you enjoy magical realism.

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  6. I love the sound of this! Both the snippets make me want to learn more.

    I have a giveaway with my Friday post! Hope you pop by and join the fun:
    http://guiltlessreading.blogspot.ca/2017/05/friday56-book-beginnings-giveaway-open.html

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    1. Thanks for stopping by. Happy Weekend Reading & Hopping!

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  7. Sharing with family is always my first choice, but not everyone likes what I like. :)

    Donation is the next step and the one I usually take.

    ENJOY your weekend.

    Happy Hopping!!

    Elizabeth
    Silver's Reviews
    My Blog Hop Answer

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    1. True, we all have different tastes. It's hard to share with my parents and sister now that we live on different continents, but I have a local-ish penfriend with whom I sometimes exchange a book or two.

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    2. My friends "sort of" like what I like, but most don't. :)

      My parents actually rarely read.

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  8. Wow. What an intriguing opening. A boy raised by wolves. What?
    My Friday Quotes

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    1. It was a good read. Worth a look if you like magical realism.

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  9. Sounds like great read!! Have a great weekend!
    Here's my Friday Reads

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    1. It was. I gave it five stars; although, I'm holding back my review until closer to release date.

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  10. This one sounds truly magical. I'm immediately drawn to the story because of the synopsis. Thank you for sharing!

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    1. It was a delightful read. Glad you found it interesting.

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  11. I usually donate my unwanted books to Goodwill, as I have neither friends nor family who are readers. Selling books online is a BIG headache, and so are garage sales!

    "Beasts of Extraordinary Circumstance" sure looks riveting!! I'm adding it to my Goodreads shelve!

    Thanks for sharing, as well as for commenting on my BBH post!! <3 :)

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    1. Hope you'll enjoy it if you end up reading it.

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  12. I might be adding this to my tbr. Thanks for sharing!

    Lauren @ Always Me

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