Friday Fun: Bookish Things

The Friday 56 with Freda’s Voice


This little blog hop entails turning to the 56th page of your book (or 56% in your e-reader) and selecting a sentence (or few) and sharing it with your readers. Of course, it’s best to keep it spoiler free.

This week’s novel: Dark Prince by Christine Feehan

Sleep, little one.


Dark Prince is a paranormal romance centered around the Carpathians, a race of creatures that bears a remarkable resemblance to vampires.

Book Beginnings with Rose City Reader


For Book Beginnings, we take the first sentence or passage from a book and share our impressions based on it.

This week’s novel: Burning by Jane Chambers

It was August. August. Too hot for living.

Impression: I can totally relate. August is probably the worst month here in Arkansas. Other than that, there’s not really much to form an opinion off of.

Burning is a 1978 horror novel that did not achieve fame. From what I’ve managed to find on it, it supposedly contains early LGBT content and is considered by some to be a feminist novel.

Book Blogger Hop with Ramblings Coffee Addicted Writer


This week’s question:

What is your first book of the year?

My first book of the year was The Toy Thief by D. W. Gillespie, and it was a wonderful read.

50/50 Friday with Carrie and Laura


This one encompasses opposites, such as likes and dislikes. This week is best and worst audiobooks.

© Westbow Press, 2006.

The worst audiobook I’ve ever listened to is The House by Frank Peretti and Ted Dekker. It’s narrator, Kevin King, has an awful voice that, to me, sounded like nails on a chalk board. Because of that, if I ever choose to read it again, it’ll be the actual book.

cover for and the trees crept in
© Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 2016.

And the Trees Crept In by Dawn Kurtagich is by far the best audiobook I’ve ever listened to. It’s actually more of a performance and I highly recommend it to pretty much anyone that asks me what to listen to next. Seriously, it’s great and I can’t even begin on the why.

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