Friday, 23 March 2018

Weekend Blog Hops - 23 March 2018

It's the weekend once more. That means it's time for my book blogger hopping....
http://www.coffeeaddictedwriter.com/2017/01/book-blogger-hop-january-13th-19th.html
When meeting with friends, do your discussions usually turn to books?
Fairly often. Many of my friends are also avid readers. For the few who aren't, we usually talk about films and TV shows instead, so it's still storytelling. :)


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Opening sentence:
There was something you wanted to tell me, wasn't there?






From page 56:
Or maybe you were afraid of your strange, cold, angry daughter, who doesn't weep for you, who insists that you killed yourself, without evidence, without reason.





My Current Read 
Into the Water
Paula Hawkins
 
A single mother turns up dead at the bottom of the river that runs through town. Earlier in the summer, a vulnerable teenage girl met the same fate. They are not the first women lost to these dark waters, but their deaths disturb the river and its history, dredging up secrets long submerged.

Left behind is a lonely fifteen-year-old girl. Parentless and friendless, she now finds herself in the care of her mother’s sister, a fearful stranger who has been dragged back to the place she deliberately ran from—a place to which she vowed she’d never return.

With the same propulsive writing and acute understanding of human instincts that captivated millions of readers around the world in her explosive debut thriller,
The Girl on the Train, Paula Hawkins delivers an urgent, twisting, deeply satisfying read that hinges on the deceptiveness of emotion and memory, as well as the devastating ways that the past can reach a long arm into the present.

Beware a calm surface—you never know what lies beneath.

33 comments:

  1. Oh. I love Paula Hawkins. I will have to look for this book. My Friday Quotes

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    1. My mother passed this one on to me, so we'll see what I think.

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  2. I haven't read anything by Paula Hawkins, but this book sounds incredibly interesting.

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  3. I LOVED this book! She had a lot to live up to - after the previous book. :)

    Here's my featured book for this week: http://bit.ly/CherylButlerFF

    Happy weekend! ;)

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    1. Glad you enjoyed it. I'm about halfway and like it so far.

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  4. I've had this book on my radar since it came out though I've yet to actually get around to it. I love the teasers - especially that 56! That's awesome about having bookish friends. Mine aren't so bookish!

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    1. Hope you'll enjoy it when you get to it.

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  5. Intriguing teasers. I've heard of the author but never read her. I'm featuring Falling Star by Terri Osburn - a romance from my review stack - this week. Happy reading!

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  6. I'm so intrigued. Sounds like a very good read! Happy weekend!

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  7. I like the snippets! Paula Hawkins has to jump the bar she put up for herself with The Girl on the Train. I hope she does it. Enjoy!

    My Friday post

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    1. Thanks Ronnie. I've not read The Girl on the Train, so I am coming to her writing with no expectations.

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  8. I hope you are enjoying Into the Water. I will probably read it at some point, but most of my friends who have read it either couldn't finish it or didn't like it. That isn't the most positive feedback one wants to hear when deciding to read a book! I hope you do like it though! Then maybe there is hope for me.

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    1. I am actually quite enjoying it, but I went in with no expectations.

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  9. Sounds like a thrilling novel. Hope you enjoy your weekend!

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  10. I haven't read any of her books but this summary really sounds intriguing.

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    1. This is my first time reading one of her works too.

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  11. I enjoyed this book! Just as I did The Girl in the Train. Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

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    1. I am liking it so far too. I hope to finish it this evening.

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  12. I'm another that loved this book! Not quite as much as Girl on the Train, but I was definitely hooked. Great choice! :)

    Jo-Ann at Inspiration Pie

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    1. Thanks Jo-Ann. I'm only reading it because my mother passed it on to me, but as it happens, I am quite enjoying it.

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  13. Great excerpts. Definitely leaves me wanting to find out what's going on.

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  14. Fun that your non-reading friends chat about films and TV.

    I like that you compared it to storytelling.

    Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thanks Elizabeth. See you next time.

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  15. That's awesome that you have a lot of book-loving friends. I have a few.

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    1. Thanks for the visit, Chrissy. Happy Reading.

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  16. You sure are lucky to have people around you to discuss books with! I do have an acquaintance at school who occasionally will mention a book she's read, but we don't really have book discussions. All of my bookish buddies are online!

    Thanks for sharing! Also, thanks for visiting and commenting on my own BBH post!! <3 :)

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    1. The bulk of my friends are online, too, but luckily the few I have locally are mostly booklovers. :)
      Happy Reading!

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  17. I wasn't as totally hooked by this one as I was with The Girl on the Train, but I hope you like it! :)

    Lauren @ Always Me

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