22 May 2015

Book Beginnings,The Friday 56 and Feature and Follow (22 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.

My Book Beginning is from Wallbanger by Alice Clayton:
"'Oh, God.' Thump"

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.)
Wallbanger (Cocktail, #1)*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 from Wallbanger by Alice Clayton:
"'Pink Nightie Girl. Pink Nightie Girl!' I choked out, beyond pissed. Beyond angry. Well into Furious Town."

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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 Book Blog Bird and Books Coffee Life Adventures.

bloglovinGFCThis week’s Question:
How do you write your reviews?

I will occasionally take notes whilst reading, usually when it's an ebook I'm reading as it's a lot easier to highlight text and add in notes.  I also try to start writing my review as soon after I have finished a book as possible.I try as much as possible to structure my reviews in terms of describing style, setting, events and plot, and then I go on to say what I enjoyed.  I usually end my reviews with recommendations and whether I will read the author again.

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28 comments:

  1. Hopping through. I should take more notes while reading, especially on ebooks. But for some reason I don't like highlighting things on ebook. It really makes no sense to me that I don't like it but that's the way I am for now.
    My FF

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    1. I usually delete all the highlights after I've finished reviewing. I don't like reading something covered in different colours haha!

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  2. I think we have a similar way of reviewing. I make notes on my Kindle too - makes it much easier to remember the points I was trying to make! Thanks for stopping by my blog today :)
    Claire @ Book Blog Bird

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    1. Yeah, I can quite often forget about small points whilst I'm reading so it's great for helping me remember.

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  3. I should take notes while reading, but I don't. You seem pretty organized! Old follower!

    Lizzie @ lizziethesarcasticblonde.blogspot.com

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  4. I've gotten to Furious Town a few times in my life. Not a nice place to visit.

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  5. Hi! Thank you so much for your comment and following! :)

    I usually highlight a lot when reading an ebook or even with normal books. My books are colorful afterwards, with many comments!

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    1. I really can't write in books! it's just a no-no for me. I've not even plucked up the courage to start my Wreck This Journal yet!

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  6. I'm such a perfectionist that it takes me a while to think of what to write and then I just hope that I can get it down the way I had it in my head.

    My FF: http://onceuntold.blogspot.com/2015/05/feature-follow-friday-writing-reviews.html

    Oh, and here's my F56/Book Beginnings for The Consequence of Loving Colton if you want to check it out too:

    http://onceuntold.blogspot.com/2015/05/the-friday-56-consequence-of-loving.html

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    1. I know what you mean! It takes me ages to get things sounding right.

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  7. I try to write my reviews as soon as possible too so that everything is still fresh in my mind. But I don't post it until a few weeks later because sometimes I end up changing my mind about stuff.
    New GFC follower :)

    Joana @ The Boundless Book List

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    1. Yeah, I leave myself a week at least before posting now.

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  8. LOL Sounds like a hysterically funny read!
    Happy weekend!

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  9. This story was one of the more popular Twilight fanfiction stories because it was funny and sexy. I hope you enjoy it. Girl Who Reads

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    1. Yes, I'm really enjoying it. I didn't realise it started as Twilight fanfiction though. I can't see any similarities myself.

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  10. I've seen this book around - thanks for sharing the 56!

    My 56:
    Brooke Blogs

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  11. I love that my e-reader has the highlighting feature. It's great to have for sure. Thank you for stopping by. :)
    Old follower

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    1. Yes, it makes it so much easier for me to remember things!

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  12. One of the best things about ebooks is being able to highlight things! :)

    (Old follower)

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  13. Well that made me laugh out loud! Really does sound fun.

    My 56 - http://fuonlyknew.com/2015/05/22/the-friday-56-62-chasing-the-green-fairy/

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    1. Oh! It's such a funny book! Definitely one I'll be recommending!

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  14. I also like to announce whether or not I will read more of an author at the end of my reviews! I think that's an important point to make!

    New Bloglovin' follower! :)

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    1. Yeah, to me it shows that the author is worth a look into.

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