Friday Meets 4 August 2017
Greetings from a rather dreary Jeffreysbay and an even drearier me. Thank heavens for a couple of good books awaiting my utmost attention. Kindle, audio, physical and coloring books.
Meet me on Friday @ Friday 56 for a bit of Book Blogger Hop to kick-start the weekend with Book Beginnings.
Friday 56 is hosted by Freda's Voice. For this date, you will need the following:
- Grab a book (Yes, any book. But it might get you to your other Friday activities a bit quicker if you just grab the book you are currently reading)
- Turn to page 56 or 56% on your e-reader
- Find a sentence or two (your other Friday activities might determine this)
- Post it!
- Remember to post your link on Freda's Voice and to visit the other guys in the linky.
- And don't forget to list the title of the book and the author as well.
A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness has been on my TBR list for an embarrassingly long time. I finally picked it up last night and although I am not on page 56 yet, I am already waiting with Conor for the monster to call.
The whole room was like a museum of how people lived in the olden times. There wasn't even a television. That was in the kitchen and almost never switched on.
He read. What else was there to do?
Oh Conor, nothing else is worth as much as spending your time reading. *Guess you've realized he was describing his grandma's house. Has anybody seen the movie yet? Of course I first want to finish the book and then I'll watch it. But the trailer does look simply marvelous.
Let's join Gilion @ Rose City Reader now for Book Beginnings. Every Friday we share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires. Please remember to include the title of the book and the author’s name.
I am really getting into audio books now. I've finished Eleanor and Park yesterday and plan to start with the brand new audio recording of the acclaimed The memory of water by one of my favorite authors, JT Lawrence. It will be my first time using audible and I promised Janita a review. Guess I will have to keep a notebook nearby. Or I can just use one of my colored pencils and scribble on one of my querkles, dot-to-dot, or color by numbers books. *Oh how the old yearns for the joys of the young.
My little sister's body was blue when they pulled it out of the river. Such a small thing, she was.Usually the shock of it would make one disillusioned, confused, blurry. Not me.
I can already see I will need to stay very focused here. Love it.
As always, I will also be joining the Book Blogger Hop hosted by Ramblings of a coffee addicted writer. Every week they will pop a question that you need to answer. Post your answer to your blog, enter your post to the linky provided, make yourself a cup of coffee and go visit the other blogs in the list.
Today's questions: Do you ever "go back" to when you first started blogging?
My Answer: Yes I do. I sometimes go back to "fix" my post. No, I've never edited text at all. It's been written. It's on the wall. Leave it there. I just fix an image or a layout every now and then.
To be really honest, I sometimes miss those early days of blogging. I spend hours drafting a post or a review last year. I was sooo excited to press publish and see all the comments. This year just doesn't happen at all. But this too shall pass. Just give it time. One of these days those days will come back.
Talk to me! - How are you spending your weekend? Editing old posts or just reading?