01 May 2015

Book Beginnings, the Friday 56 and Feature and Follow (1 May)

Book Beginnings is a meme hosted every Friday by Rose City Reader where you 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.
The Selection (The Selection, #1)

My Book Beginning is from The Selection by Kiera Cass:
"When we got the letter in the post, my mother was ecstatic.  She had already decided that all our problems were solved, gone forever.  The big hitch in her plan was me."


The Friday 56 is a meme hosted every Friday by Freda's Voice.
The Rules:
*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader
(If you have to improvise, that's ok.)
 *Find any sentence, (or few, just don't spoil it)
*Post it.
*Add your (url) post below in Linky. Add the post url, not your blog url.
*It's that simple.

My Friday 56 is also from 56% of The Selection by Kiera Cass:
"I didn't have time to dwell on my worries.  Maxon's firm knock came only minutes later."

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The Feature & Follow is hosted by TWO hosts, Parajunkee of Parajunkee’s View and Alison of Alison Can Read. Each host will have their own Feature Blog and this way it’ll allow us to show off more new blogs!

The featured blogs this week are Gizzimomo's Book Shelf and Paperback Opinion.

bloglovinGFCThis week’s Question:
How do you cure a book hangover/blogging slump/reading slump?

When I have a book hangover I usually spend a day or too not reading just to get over it, or I may try and read something completely different.
With a reading slump, I will watch a movie or TV show for a bit, or read some reviews.  That always seems to get me in the mood to read again.
I've not had a blogging slump yet *touches wood* but I've only been blogging 2 months so I daresay I will definitely be getting back to you on this one.


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22 comments:

  1. A decent opener, though I think I would need a bit more before deciding to read it or not. My Book Beginning this week is here: http://www.bookpunks.com/so-it-begins-this-is-the-way-the-world-ends-by-james-morrow/

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    1. Thanks for visiting! I wasn't sure if I would like it but it was a really enjoyable read.

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  2. I went through an almost year long reading slump. I had stuck myself in the suspense/thriller genre, veering only here and there with something different, and suddenly, I didn't want to pick up a book. After that almost year, my sister handed me a cozy mystery and I haven't stopped since. My genre of choice at the time was weighing too heavy one me. Too dark.
    Please visit mine here ... http://lisaksbookthoughts.blogspot.com/

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    1. I totally understand what you mean, changing your reading up a bit definitely helps to avoid any slumps.
      Thanks for visiting!

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  3. Great suggestions! I LOVE pinterest. Will follow you there, and on Bloglovin' too! :D Happy Friday! My FF

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  4. Reading reviews can get me pumped for a book so I'll be inspired to read it!

    Lizzie @ lizziethesarcasticblonde.blogspot.com

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    1. That's definitely how I feel when I read a great review!
      Thanks for visiting!

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  5. I think taking a break is a great idea. New GFC follower! Jazmen@ThisGirlReadsAlot

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    1. Yeah, breaks definitely help. It always makes me want to read more when I get back into it.
      Thanks for following!

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  6. Great opening. I'd keep reading to find out what problems they have and why the daughter is a "hitch" in solving them. The Friday56 excerpt makes me curious about her worries. The Selection sounds like a book I'd enjoy.
    My Friday post features MIDDLE-AGED CRAZY.

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    1. It is really good. I enjoyed it so much and far more than I expected. It was such a nice surprise!
      Thanks for visiting :)

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  7. Awwww.....being the hitch in the plan certainly doesn't sound good for this character.

    I hope it is good.

    ENJOY!!

    Elizabeth
    Silver's Reviews
    My Book Beginnings

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    1. Yeah, it is really good. I really enjoyed myself whilst reading it!
      Thanks for visiting.

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  8. Reading reviews is a great idea. New recommendations always help! New follower on Bloglovin' :)

    Claire @ Book Blog Bird

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    1. Yes, recommendations always get me in the mood to read but they are incredibly bad for my bank account!
      Thanks for following!

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  9. So you're lucky like me and yeah you're right about the reviews!


    My FF: bookstopcorner.blogspot.in/2015/05/feature-follow-11-my-ways-to-get-over.html

    Old Follower

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  10. Reading reviews is a fabway to spark your interest again, it's great advice!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog, I'm a new GFC, Bloglovin and Facebook follower

    My FFF  - Thea @ Gizzimomo's Book Shelf

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    1. Yeah, reading them always gets my interest going (and my bank account struggling...).
      Thanks for visiting and following!

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  11. The Selection is on my wish list!
    Happy weekend!

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