Book Beginnings and Friday 56 – 11/29/13

Book Beginnings on Friday is now hosted by Rose City Reader. The Friday 56 is hosted at Freda’s Voice.    I noticed these memes and thought it would be interesting to do both.  Check out the links above for the rules and for the posts of the participants each week.  This is the book I’m currently reading.

Silent City by Alex Segura

Silent City

Book Beginnings:

The microwave beep – announcing that her popcorn was done – startled Kathy Bentley for a second.  The noise was also enough to jolt her small gray cat, Nigel from her lap and tip over the little bit of white wine still residing in her glass.  Kathy sighed and plopped the glass on the table separating her couch from the television.  She paused her well-worn DVD of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and sauntered into the kitchen, where Nigel sat waiting, eyes wide, wondering if whatever was coming out  of the microwave could, just maybe, be for him.

Friday 56:

“I’m going to enjoy destroying you.”  Pete felt Contreras’s spittle hit the back of his neck as he closed his eyes, trying to shut out the pain.  What a failure.  What a disaster he had made of his life.  This was how it was going to end?

2013 Thankfully Reading Weekend Kick-Off!


I found this through Tif Talks Books, one of the blogs I follow.  It’s hosted by Jenn’s Bookshelves.  I thought this would be the perfect ending to November and the NetGalley November Challenge.  I’m starting a day late , but I didn’t get much reading done on Thanksgiving anyway.  The kids and I went to my mom’s and enjoyed dinner with (most) of my family.  Then we took a nap before coming home.  All of the food was delicious and I ate way too much, but everybody had a good time.  Hope everyone had a good Thanksgiving.

I did finish a book today so I’m counting it for this.

My (Tentative) List:

  1. The Last Boyfriend (Inn Boonsboro #2) by Nora Roberts
  2. Frankenstein: Prodigal Son by Dean Koontz
  3. Silent City by Alex Segura (started today – 10%)
  4. Something Borrowed, Someone Dead by M. C. Beaton
  5. The Longings of Wayward Girls by Karen Brown (17% – I really need to finish this)
  6. The Naturals by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
  7. Hard to Handle by Jessica Lemmon

WWW Wednesday – 11/27/13


To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions…

• What are you currently reading?
• What did you recently finish reading?
• What do you think you’ll read next?

What am I currently reading?

The Next Always (Inn BoonsBoro, #1)The Longings of Wayward GirlsThe First Days (As the World Dies, #1)

What did I recently finish?

Marie Antoinette, Serial Killer

What am I reading next?


Weekly Recap – 11/18/13 to 11/24/13

I watched Catching Fire this weekend.  It was awesome.  I can’t wait until the next movie comes out.  During the previews I saw trailers for Vampire Academy  and Divergent, both movies I want to see and read the books.

I Read:

  • If I Stay by Gayle Forman
  • Plants vs Zombies:  Lawnmageddon by Paul Tobin and Ron Chan
  • Where She Went by Gayle Forman
  • The Last Little Blue Envelope by Maureen Johnson
  • Her Best Friend’s Brother by T. J. Dell
  • If I Stay (If I Stay, #1)Where She Went (If I Stay, #2)Plants vs. Zombies: LawnmageddonThe Last Little Blue Envelope (Little Blue Envelope, #2)Her Best Friend's Brother

Currently Reading:

  • The Longings of Wayward Girls by Karen Brown
  • The First Days #1 by Rhiannon Frater
  • The Last Always (Inn Boonsboro Trilogy #1) by Nora Roberts

The Longings of Wayward GirlsThe First Days (As the World Dies, #1)The Next Always (Inn BoonsBoro, #1)

From the Library:

Nothing this week.


Nothing this week.

Posts from this past week:

NetGalley November Update

Top Ten Tuesday – Books I’d Recommend

WWW Wednesday

Book Beginnings & Friday 56

Super Six Sunday – Books I’m Thankful I Took A Chance On

Super Six Sunday – Six Books That I’m Glad I Took A Chance On


Super Six Sunday is an original bookish meme hosted at Bewitched Bookworms and inspired by “Top Ten Tuesday” from The Broke and The Bookish. Check out the weekly schedule of themes here.

  1. If I Stay by Gayle Forman
  2. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
  3. Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein
  4. One Summer by David Baldacci
  5. Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver
  6. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

If I Stay (If I Stay, #1)The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games #1)Rose Under FireOne SummerBefore I FallGone Girl

NetGalley November Update 11/23/13

Update 3:  I finished 1 more book, Plants vs Zombies:  Lawnmageddon.  That gives me a total of 4 now.  I changed my mind about reading Hard to Handle because I didn’t realize it was part of a series so I’ll read it later.  I’m 52% through Marie Antoinette, Serial Killer right now.

Update 2:  I finished 3 books and now reading Hard To Handle.  Still at 17% of The Longings of Wayward Girls.  My approval ratio is at 27% on NetGalley.

Update 1:  I am currently at 52% of reading Until It Hurts To Stop and 17% of The Longings of Wayward Girls.

I signed up for NetGalley November to get caught up on my NetGalley requests.  I’ve gotten a little behind and I would like to get caught so I can request more of course.  I have 19 that need read by December.  So I’m choosing Level Hard – 11 – 15 books.  This is hosted by K-BooksBookish Treasures, & A Daydreamer’s Thoughts.

Here’s my list:

  1. Longings of Wayward Girls by Karen Brown (currently reading)
  2. Until It Hurts to Stop by Jennifer R. Hubbard
  3. The Hangman’s Replacement by Taona Dumisani Chiveneko
  4. If You Could Be Mine by Sarah Farizan
  5. Something Borrowed, Someone Dead by M. C. Beaton
  6. Marie Antoinette, Serial Killer by Katie Alender (currently reading – 52%)
  7. Hereafter by Kate Brian
  8. Hard to Handle by Jessica Lemmon (currently reading – 1%)
  9. Say Yes by Tara West
  10. One Great Year by Tamara Veitich & Rene DeFazi
  11. Playing Dirty by Jennifer Echols
  12. Silent City by Alex Segura
  13. The Naturals by Jennifer Lynne Barnes
  14. Crash Into You by Katie McGarry
  15. Searching for Someday by Jennifer Probst
  16. Plants vs Zombies:  Lawnmageddon by Paul Tobin and Ron Chan