The Friday 56~ The Rose Society

It’s time for another edition of The Friday 56, a weekly meme hosted by Freda’s Voice.

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.
*Link up.

This week I chose to feature The Rose Society by Marie Lu.

The Rose Society (The Young Elites, #2)

“He laughs at the hesitation in my voice. With a grandiose half bow, he jumps onto his feet and spins once on the beam, like he is dancing. It looks effortless. ‘Don’t be stupid,’ he replies. ‘No two Elites have the exact same power.'”

Book Beginnings~ It Ends With Us

I’ve added some additional memes to my repertoire and am linking up with Book Beginnings, hosted by Rose City Reader.

This meme is a fairly simple concept, we share the first line or so from a current read. This week I’m featuring It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover.

It Ends with Us

As I sit here with one foot on either side of the ledge, looking down from twelve stories above the streets of Boston, I can’t help but think about suicide.

Woah! That’s a powerful opening!

Thirsty Thursday & Hungry Hearts~ Anna and the French Kiss

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I’m participating in Thirsty Thursday & Hungry Hearts, hosted by Lexxie over at {un}Conventional Book Views again this week.

What is Thirsty Thursday & Hungry Hearts? Well here’s a description from Lexxie’s site:

The idea of this feature is to share a quote with food or drinks that showed up in a recent read, as well as if it’s something you think you’d like or not. Please share the title of the book it happened in, as well as the character who ate or drank the special little something you discovered between the pages of a good read. Each week there is a link-up for the current post so that it’s easy to find other participants as well.

This week I am featuring Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins. This scene takes place in the school cafeteria between Anna and the cook. {pg 54-55}

Anna and the French Kiss (Anna and the French Kiss, #1)

“Ah! Soupe,” he gently corrects.
“Si, soupe. I mean, oui. Oui!” My cheeks burn. “And, um, the uh– chicken-salad-green-bean thingy?”
Monsieur Boutin laughs. It’s a jolly, bowl-full-of-jelly, Santa Claus laugh. “Chicken and haricots verts, oui. You know, you may speak Ingleesh to me. I understand eet vairy well.”
My blush deepens. Of course he’d speak English in an American school. And I’ve been living on stupid pears and baguettes for five days. He hands me a bowl of soup and a small plate of chicken salad, and my stomach rumbles at the sight of hot food.

Thursday Quotables~ Island of Glass

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Because I love sharing quotes from books, the more random the better, I decided to join Bookshelf Fantasies for Thursday Quotables to highlight some great quotes from the books I’m reading.

This week I’m featuring quotes from Nora Robert’s Island of Glass.

Island of Glass (The Guardians Trilogy, #3)

1

He broke off a moment, took a breath. “You see there, how Annika laid the flowers and stones on every grave here. On my mother’s she put them down in the shape of a heart…. So Annika came out here and gave them this respect, this sweetness, this remembrance. How could I not come and stand here, even knowing they’re not here.”

2

“Change a moment, change an eon.” Doyle stared into the fire, the shadow and light. “I’ve thought the same. I failed, and the man he might have been was lost. The man I might have been was lost with him.”

3

The island went absolutely still below her, like something caught in a ball of glass. All color and shape without movement. A painting spread over sea and sky.

May Giveaway

It’s time for another monthly giveaway! This month I am giving away an Owlcrate box.

For those of you who don’t know, Owlcrate is a monthly subscription box focusing on either Young Adult or Middle Grade books. Each box includes a new release book as well as several bookish items to accompany it. Each monthly box also has a theme. For those of you who have not yet subscribed to Owlcrate, I am giving away one June box, your choice of either the Young Adult or Middle Grade.

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Top Ten Tuesday~ For My Mom

Welcome to another edition of Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by the amazing team at The Broke and the Bookish. This week, the topic is a Mother’s Day Freebie! I decided to pick books that I’ve read or are on my TBR that I think my mom would enjoy. My mom is not a big reader, though she does like the occasional Debbie Macomber book, and I’ve loaned her some Jayne Ann Krentz in the past. So here we go with some book recommendations for my mom.

The Magnolia Story

The Magnolia Story

The Rescuers (The Rescuers, #1)

The Rescuers

Tending Roses (Tending Roses #1)

Tending Roses

The Potluck Club (The Potluck Club #1)

The Potluck Club

Firefly Lane (Firefly Lane, #1)

Firefly Lane

Remember Me?

Remember Me?

How Reading Changed My Life

How Reading Changed My Life

The Secret Life of Bees

The Secret Life of Bees

Finding Home

Finding Home

The School of Essential Ingredients

The School of Essential Ingredients

**All covers link to Goodreads; all titles link to Amazon {affiliate}

Can You Read a Series in a Month? Sign Up

CanyoureadaI’ve decided to join Because Reading and Fantasy is More Fun for the Can You Read a Series in a Month? Challenge.

The Rules:

  1. Pick 1 series. Yes, just 1. Announce which series you’ve picked on your sign up post.

  2. Read EVERY book in the series. You don’t have to read novellas or short stories, just the core books.

  3. Read them all between 12am (your time) June 1st and 11:59pm (your time) June 30th. They MUST be marked (on Goodreads) as started and finished in the month of June to count.

  4. Enjoy bragging to everyone about how you’re all caught up on whatever series you read (AKA – have fun)!

It was easy to choose that I want to participate in this challenge, but much harder to choose which series that I want to read for it. I narrowed it down to two trilogies, one YA, one not; before finally deciding on the The Guardians trilogy by Nora Roberts.

Stars of Fortune (The Guardians Trilogy, #1)  Bay of Sighs (The Guardians Trilogy, #2)  Island of Glass (The Guardians Trilogy, #3)

My Week in Review 2017 #19

This is my week in review, where I update you on my life~ reading, blogging and general. I will also be linking up with some amazing blogs.

Sunday Post

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s a chance to share News. A post to recap the past week, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up for the week on our blog.

Life Happenings:

As of this week I’ve met my original Goodreads goal for the year. I realized quite early that I was going to knock it out of the park, so went back and updated it to my current goal early in February. I’m trending to beat that goal too, but I don’t want to raise it again considering how little time I’ve had to read lately {aside from audio books}. Unfortunately it doesn’t look like my schedule is going to settle down any time soon.

But the weather has been gorgeous with bright sunny days and temperatures in the 80s. I have big plans to spend some time at one of the local parks with a picnic and some books once I have some time off.

Last Week on the Blog:

My Week in Review 2017 #18
Top Ten Tuesday~ Reading Wishlist
Exploring Bookish Communities #5
Cat Thursday #19
Thirsty Thursdays & Hungry Hearts~ All the Bright Places
Thursday Quotables~ Ink & Bone
The Friday 56~ The One
Book Beginnings~ Holding Up the Universe

This Week on the Blog:

Top Ten Tuesday~ For My Mom
May Giveaway
Cat Thursday #20
Thirsty Thursdays & Hungry Hearts~ Anna and the French Kiss
Thursday Quotables~Island of Glass
The Friday 56~ The Rose Society
Book Beginnings~ It Ends With Us
Review: The Promise Kitchen

Around the Blog World:

Nothing this week

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It’s Monday! What Are you Reading from The Book Date takes a look at the books we have been reading over the past week and what we’re planning to read next.

Currently Reading:

The Problem with Forever

The Problem with Forever

Recently Completed:

There's a (Slight) Chance I Might Be Going to Hell: A Novel of Sewer Pipes, Pageant Queens, and Big Trouble  Bright Lights, Big Ass: A Self-Indulgent, Surly, Ex-Sorority Girl's Guide to Why It Often Sucks in the City, or Who Are These Idiots and Why Do They All Live Next Door to Me?  Landline  Mr. Lemoncello's Library Olympics (Mr. Lemoncello's Library, #2)

There’s a (Slight) Chance I Might be Going to Hell//Bright Lights, Big Ass//Landline//Mr. Lemoncello’s Library Olympics

Up Next on TBR:

The Haters

The Haters

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I will also be linking this post to Stacking the Shelves with Tynga’s Reviews, a link up to share the new books we’ve added to our shelves over the past week.

New to the Shelves:

Audio Books Borrowed:

The Problem with Forever  The Haters  The One and Only Ivan  Night Diver

The Problem with Forever//The Haters//The One and Only Ivan//Night Diver

Physical Books Purchased:

'Til Death Do Us Part

Til Death Do Us Part

**All covers link to Goodreads; all titles link to Amazon {affiliate}

The Friday 56~ The One

It’s time for another edition of The Friday 56, a weekly meme hosted by Freda’s Voice.

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.
*Link up.

This week I chose to feature The One by Kiera Cass.

The One (The Selection, #3)

“He was quiet for a moment, and I realized that we’d come to a very serious crossroad. We’d implied so many things, but we couldn’t go on like this for much longer. Even if we ended up together, these moments of insecurity would haunt us.”