Friday Meets – 10 June 2016

Posted June 10, 2016 by elzaread in / 18 Comments

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.

I convinced myself last week that I will definitely be able to use 11/22/63 this week for Friday 56. Meaning 56% and not page 56. Alas….. 

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Not even close (only around 20% currently). Life is interfering with my reading here.

Please take note that page 56 in this doorstop (this book will keep your door in place even through a hurricane) is only 6%.

 Page 56:

” Did I want to spend years in the past? No. But I did want to go back. If only to hear how Little Richard sounded when he was still top of the pops. Or get a Trans World Airlines plane without having to take off my shoes, submit to a full-body scan, and go through a metal detector.”

Before you run of for ‘hey hey hey it’s Friday’   
Remember to join Rose City Reader for Book Beginnings. Share the first sentence or so of the book you are reading (or just take the one you grabbed for Friday 56) and share it. As well as your initial thoughts on the sentence and your first impressions of the book. Remember to also post your link to Rose City Reader and to share the others! If you use another book as the one used for Friday 56, remember to include the title and author.

I’m getting quite familiar with The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen and I’m currently on a coffee day with Mr. Dorian Gray.


Which “first” sentences would you prefer? You can chose between:

An Introduction

Who is the infamous Dorian Gray, and how can we begin to classify his story? Dorian is obviously a beauty, a dandy, an impressionable, petulant boy who mutates into a wicked hedonist. He also breaks hearts, takes drugs, tortures his friends and murders with nigh-impunity.

The Preface

The artist is the creator of beautiful things. Those who find ugly meanings in beautiful things are corrupt without being charming. This is a fault. Those who find beautiful meanings in beautiful things are the cultivated. For these there is hope.

And finally 

Chapter 1

The studio was filled with the rich odor of roses and when the light summer wind stirred amid the trees of the garden, there came through the open door the heavy scent of the lilac, or the more delicate perfume of the pink-flowering thorn.

Book Blogger Hop

Yet again I will 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 question:  Are giveaways a part of your blog or only reviews?

My answer:   Image result for What?  You mean to say that my time and happy ramblings and useless info I so enthusiastically share with you is not a Giveaway? 

I’m not there yet….Image result for are we there yet? donkeyBut hope to get to a point where I can hand out a few giveaways. By the way – how do you get there?

Please share your directions or your Blogging GPS co-ordinates with me.

Lovely weekend to you all!

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18 responses to “Friday Meets – 10 June 2016

  1. I wanted to like Dorian Gray when I read it, but it wasn't meant to be. I hope you like it more than I did.

    Haha! I love your answer to the giveaway question. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Halllooooo! I'm so happy you stopped by again! I don't think I like any of the characters from The League of Extraordinary Men in there "actual" stories as much as I liked them in the movie… I'll be posting something about that this afternoon, pop by later again and see! Hope you had a lovely weekend and an awesome week ahead!!

  2. I usually have giveaways. There are a few coming up this month.

    I use a Google Doc form. I do not like Rafflecopter. It has too many hoops to jump through. ๐Ÿ™‚

    I hope you had a good Saturday.

    Happy Hopping!!

    Silver's Reviews
    My Blog Hop Answer

    • Hi Elizabeth! Thanks for the advice, will check out all the different options and see…. But I don't do circus hoops at all – so I'll also find the easiest one… Saturday and today I've been working working working. Oh death – where is thy sting!! Lovely weekend and week to you.

  3. Giveaways can be tricky. I'm putting one up on my blog this week, and I don't know if anyone will enter. I'm going to use Rafflecopter, which I've used before, but I'm hoping that I'll use it correctly this time. And if nobody signs up, then I'll get some new books. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • It took me a while to get into it, but now I can't put it down!!! Been working the whole weekend, so very frustrated that I can't read. And it's cold. Please refer back to my picture of the melodramatic kitty – so me….. Happy weekend too!!

  4. I don't know if there's really a way to get there other than to take a deep breath and take the plunge and just host a giveaway. I've thought about doing one myself but I'm terrified! One day!Life does has a gift for serious interfering with reading time. It isn't fair! I do want to read the Stephen King. It sounds good.

    • Hi Katherine! Thanks for stopping by again. It is almost holidays here with us. I am planning on taking a few really deep breaths (and long sips of red wine) and maybe try a few new things on my blog. Maybe a giveaway is not a bad idea. Hopefully there'll be more reading time as well. The Stephen King one is good! I've actually got a couple of books lined up at the moment, but as from yesterday afternoon I'm only reading 11/22/63! Wish I can say I'll only read until it is finished, but then I'll die. Of hunger and thirst and hand cramps. Hope you have a lovely weekend!

  5. My daughter and I are going to see King Sunday. He'll be discussing his new book and signing it. We're super excited. Happy Reading!

    • Oh whoa! Your so lucky!!!! I wouldn't have liked to meet him a decade or so ago, but now I would love to! Please keep us posted on your outing!

    • Hi Laura! I also struggled to get into it… I've been reading it for a whole month and I'm only on page 177! Read a couple of books in between though. But I started with it again yesterday afternoon and now I can't put it down. AND NOW I'M AT WORK. Cruel, cruel world – death where is thy sting??! You know the lead (Jake) is played by James Franco?? Can't wait!