Book Beginnings and Friday 56 – 02/07/14

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.

The Dream Thieves (Raven Cycle #2) by Maggie Stiefvater

The Dream Thieves (The Raven Cycle, #2)

Book Beginnings:

A secret is a strange thing.

Friday 56:

Cool air spiraled out of the impenetrably dark opening.  He had a flashlight in the car, but he didn’t think it would begin to pierce the depths.  He contemplated what it would take to retrieve an object hidden in a well, if it came to that.

Book Beginnings and Friday 56 – 1/17/14

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.

Devil’s Corner by Lisa ScottolineDevil's Corner

Book Beginnings:

Vicki Allegretti always wondered what it would feel like to look into the barrel of a loaded gun, and now she knew.

Friday 56:

Maybe there was no connection between Jackson and Bristow.  But then again, it was clear that Shayla Jackson wasn’t telling her aunt much about her life in Philly, or maybe she was projecting.  Either way, it was time to get down to business.

Book Beginnings and Friday 56 – 1/10/14

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.

A Walk To Remember by Nicholas Sparks

A Walk to Remember

Book Beginnings:

When I was seventeen, my life changed forever.

Friday 56:

Now, I’m not much of a fighter.  The only real fight I was ever in was in third grade, and I pretty much lost that one when I started to cry even before the guy punched me.

Book Beginnings and Friday 56 – 1/3/14

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.

The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

The Raven Boys (The Raven Cycle, #1)

Book Beginnings:

Blue Sargent had forgotten how many times she’d been told that she would kill her true love.

Friday 56:

“I quit,” said Milo.  He cast a quick, uneasy glance from the secretary to Whelk, and Whelk knew he was thinking about how much Whelk’s father had been worth, once upon a time, and how little he was worth now, long after the trials had left the front pages of the newspapers.

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?

Book Beginnings and Friday 56 – 11/15/13

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.

Marie Antoinette, Serial Killer by Katie Alender

Marie Antoinette, Serial Killer

Book Beginnings:

In her apartment high above the streets of Paris, Gabrielle Roux stood in front of the bathroom mirror, still wearing her daringly short purple dress and platform heels.  The light glanced off of her golden hair as she brushed it and thought back to the glittering party she had just come home from.

There had been at least twenty girls there, and Gabrielle was sure that she had been the most beautiful and most admired.  Six boys – at least one of whom had a girlfriend – begged for her phone number.

Of course, she wouldn’t text back any of the boys.  They just weren’t good enough for someone like herself.  After all, at only nineteen years old, she was already on an almost-famous model.  She didn’t need to resort to stealing an ugly girl’s not-cute-enough-and-not-rich-enough boyfriend.  Once her Italian Vogue cover came out, she would naturally start hanging out with people who were worth her time and attention.

Friday 56:

When we arrived at the Catacombs, we walked into the small building and Madame Mitchell herded us all into a smaller room.  I didn’t really see what was happening until we were right on top of the next phase of the attraction – a spiral staircase.

Book Beginnings and Friday 56 – 11/15/13

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.

The Longings of Wayward Girls

The Longings of Wayward Girls

Book Beginnings:

THE SEARCH CONTINUES FOR MISSING NINE-YEAR-OLD Wintonbury – June 14, 1974

Nine-year-old Laura Loomis, missing now since late Thursday, never went into the woods surrounding her house alone, according to her mother.

Friday 56:

He nods and Emma turns to retrieve two large sheets of what looks like parchment, covered in plastic.  The edges are burned, like a treasure map Sadie made once in fourth grade.  The restaurant is quiet – the family at the long table is busy eating.  The restaurant smells of spilled clam broth, of old bay seasoning.  She realizes she has never brought her children here, and she feels something like terror at what she is doing.