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Friday 56 – Dashboard Elvis Is Dead by David F Ross

Welcome to Friday 56! Hosted by Freda’s Voice, you turn to page 56 or 56% in any book or reading device and pick a sentence that grabs you.

From my current reads I have chosen my Blog Tour book Dashboard Elvis Is Dead by David F Ross (click for link to Goodreads):

Book Description From Goodreads:

A failed writer connects the murder of an American journalist, a drowned 80s musician and a Scottish politician’ s resignation, in a heart-wrenching novel about ordinary people living in extraordinary times.

Renowned photo-journalist Jude Montgomery arrives in Glasgow in 2014, in the wake of the failed Scottish independence referendum, and it’ s clear that she’ s searching for someone.

Is it Anna Mason, who will go on to lead the country as First Minister? Jamie Hewitt, guitarist from eighties one-hit wonders The Hyptones? Or is it Rabbit – Jude’ s estranged foster sister, now a world-famous artist?

Three apparently unconnected people, who share a devastating secret, whose lives were forever changed by one traumatic night in Phoenix, forty years earlier…

Taking us back to a school shooting in her Texas hometown, and a 1980s road trip across the American West – to San Francisco and on to New York – Jude’ s search ends in Glasgow, and a final, shocking event that only one person can fully explain…”

Friday 56 Quote:

“I stop looking and begin to observe. A large gray bird pecking furiously at an unidentifiable roadkill carcass. A curly-haired, barefoot child playing alone in the gutter.”

I have only read 2% of this book and this is at 56%. I am intrigued as to how it got to this point! There is quite a lot of detail so you are able to start to form a picture just from these few sentences alone.

What do you think?

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Friday 56 – A Bookshop Christmas by Rachel Burton

Welcome to Friday 56! Hosted by Freda’s Voice, you turn to page 56 or 56% in any book or reading device and pick a sentence that grabs you.

From my current reads I have chosen my library book, A Bookshop Christmas by Rachel Burton (click for link to Goodreads):

Book Description From Goodreads:

“A snowstorm. A stranger. A spark. And it’s Christmas!
It should be the perfect start to the perfect love story.

But real life is far messier and more complicated than in the pages of the books in Megan Taylor’s family bookshop – the last few years have left this young widow in no doubt of that. Moving back home to York should have been a fresh start, but all it did was allow her to retreat from the world.

When prize-winning author Xander Stone rams his supermarket trolley into her ankles and then trashes her taste in books, Megan is abruptly awoken from her self-imposed hibernation. It’s time to start living again, and she’s going to start by putting this arrogant, superior – admittedly sexy – stranger in his place.

Just as she is beginning to enjoy life again, the worst happens and Megan begins to wonder if she should have stayed hidden away. Because it turns out that falling in love again is about more than just meeting under the mistletoe…”

Friday 56 Quote:

“But I’d known it wasn’t time that was the problem. When Dad had left for his ‘bigger life’ in London, not only had he abandoned his wife and daughter but the bookshop that he’d inherited from his parents as well. Mum had never had very much to do with the bookshop when I was growing up – she’d spent her days in her writing room, so when Dad left she didn’t have any idea what to do to keep the business running and a roof over our heads.”

This is at page 56. We are getting some of the background history of the shop in this quote together with hints of what trouble lies ahead unless something is done.

I am enjoying this book and am looking forward to what is going to happen next.

What do you think?

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Friday 56 – The Will by Rebecca Reid

Welcome to Friday 56! Hosted by Freda’s Voice, you turn to page 56 or 56% in any book or reading device and pick a sentence that grabs you.

My book of the week is The Will by Rebecca Reid (click for link to Goodreads)

Book Description From Goodreads:

“The Mordaunts aren’t like most families . . .

For one, their family home is Roxborough Hall – a magnificent, centuries-old mansion in the Norfolk countryside. For another, the house isn’t passed down from parent to child – but rather to the family member deemed most worthy.

Cecily Mordaunt is dead. On the evening of her funeral, her family will gather for dinner and each will be given a letter, revealing who is the next custodian of Roxborough Hall.

The house is a burden, a millstone, a full-time job . . . but they all want it. And some are willing do anything to get it.

One family. Eight letters. Who will get what they deserve?”

Friday 56 Quote:

“‘Well, that was something of a surprise,’ said Bryony, opening her laptop. She had taken several days off work out of respect for David’s grief, but the idea of spending yet more time here rather than back at school, where she was needed, was increasingly unappealing.”

This is at 56% of the book. The family have just been told who will inherit the house. As you can see there is nothing too combative at this stage, which puts you on edge wondering what will happen next!

What do you think?

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Friday 56 – A Moment On The Lips At Christmas by J Taylor

Welcome to Friday 56! Hosted by Freda’s Voice, you turn to page 56 or 56% in any book or reading device and pick a sentence that grabs you.

My book of the week is A Moment On The Lips At Christmas by J Taylor (click for link to my review)

Book Description From Goodreads:

“A Moment on the Lips Christmas may not be a perfect Christmas, but it’s definitely one you do not want to miss.
From: Pamela Wilson

Date: 20 Dec 2021 04:43

Subject: Very exciting news! Prompt response required!

Dear Family and Friends,

You are cordially invited to join us at Midwinter Cottage from 30 December to 2 January, situated in the glorious wilderness of the Scottish Highlands, for a Christmas and New Year break to remember.

Midwinter is an extremely luxurious thatched cottage that sleeps 18 comfortably and was featured in 2020 Your Home magazine. Facilities include gym, cinema, indoor heated pool, sauna, Aga and manicured grounds with fire pit. Small dogs are allowed in the house. Outdoor shoes are not. This break is a gift from us to you. NO financial contribution is required. RSVP WITHIN 24 HOURS as we need the final numbers for the Ocado shop. Transport via executive coach is included. We look forward to hosting you! Let’s make some memories!

Festive love and peace

Pamela and Gillian”

Friday 56 Quote:

“Jenna and Jason said they would be happy to sleep anywhere. I know Jenna was trying to let me and Richie have our own room and I appreciated it.

Then my mum piped up after some rib nudging from Nigel. ‘I feel I should make you all aware that Nigel is a medium and clairvoyant and therefore is finding the communal spaces here very challenging. He really needs a bedroom of his own, so that he can set up a crystal protection wall. Or I really wouldn’t like to say what might happen.

‘Well, I suppose your father and I could take the settees in the games room,’ Pam ventured. I could tell by her face that she was bitterly disappointed and furious.”

There were so many great moments in this book. This one highlights the sort of characters that are involved and how a normal situation (such as bed allocation in a holiday home) has been made amusing.

What do you think?

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Friday 56 – The Moose Paradox by Antti Tuomainen

Welcome to Friday 56! Hosted by Freda’s Voice, you turn to page 56 or 56% in any book or reading device and pick a sentence that grabs you.

My book of the week is The Moose Paradox by Antti Tuomainen (click for link to Goodreads).

Book Description From Goodreads:

“Insurance mathematician Henri Koskinen has finally restored order both to his life and to YouMeFun, the adventure park he now owns, when a man from the past appears – and turns everything upside down again. More problems arise when the park’s equipment supplier is taken over by a shady trio, with confusing demands. Why won’t Toy of Finland Ltd sell the new Moose Chute to Henri when he needs it as the park’s main attraction?

Meanwhile, Henri’s relationship with artist Laura has reached breaking point, and, in order to survive this new chaotic world, he must push every calculation to its limits, before it’s too late…

Absurdly funny, heart-stoppingly poignant and full of nail-biting suspense, The Moose Paradox is the second instalment in the critically acclaimed, pitch-perfect Rabbit Factor Trilogy and things are messier than ever…”

FRIDAY 56 QUOTE

“‘We started putting it together before six. They asked specifically. They came by here last night when I was closing up and asked when I could start work. You know I like to get to work early. The early business bird catches the business worm. That’s my new motto.’

I have nothing to say about Kristian’s motto. It’s nonsensical, that goes without saying, but it isn’t the only nonsensical thing in front of me right now and isn’t a device the customers dislike, taking up room in the park. That would be the Crocodile Canyon.”

This is at 56% of the book. I was quite lucky and managed to find this quote that showed off how the character thinks and also gives a good representation of the tone of the book.

I am on the Blog Tour for this book on 31 October, so keep your eyes peeled for my review!

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Thursday Quotables – The Moose Paradox by Antti Tuomainen

Hosted by Bookshelf Fantasies, this is where you share a favourite quote, line, or passage from your reading each week!

Each week I chose a Book of the Week to take part in this (and other) book memes. This week my chosen book is The Moose Paradox by Antti Tuomainen (click for link to Goodreads):

“Text messaging is a fine art. At times, it almost requires knowledge of a secret language. That’s what it feels like. Laura Helanto is only too happy to communicate via text message, and I receive a great many of them throughout the day. I try to answer all of them, though sometimes I don’t quite know what I’m responding to or how to answer a message that doesn’t include any particular message, let alone questions, but instead consists largely of colourful images and figures.”

I like the main character in this book and this quote is just a small example of the way that he thinks. I agree with him to some extent…

What do you think about this quote?

I am on the Blog Tour for this book on 31 October, so keep your eyes peeled for my review.

Book Description From Goodreads:

“Insurance mathematician Henri Koskinen has finally restored order both to his life and to YouMeFun, the adventure park he now owns, when a man from the past appears – and turns everything upside down again. More problems arise when the park’s equipment supplier is taken over by a shady trio, with confusing demands. Why won’t Toy of Finland Ltd sell the new Moose Chute to Henri when he needs it as the park’s main attraction?

Meanwhile, Henri’s relationship with artist Laura has reached breaking point, and, in order to survive this new chaotic world, he must push every calculation to its limits, before it’s too late…

Absurdly funny, heart-stoppingly poignant and full of nail-biting suspense, The Moose Paradox is the second instalment in the critically acclaimed, pitch-perfect Rabbit Factor Trilogy and things are messier than ever…”

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Friday 56 – Fingersmith by Sarah Waters

Welcome to Friday 56! Hosted by Freda’s Voice, you turn to page 56 or 56% in any book or reading device and pick a sentence that grabs you.

My book of the week is Fingersmith by Sarah Waters (click for link to Goodreads)

Book Description From Goodreads:

“Sue Trinder is an orphan, left as an infant in the care of Mrs. Sucksby, a “baby farmer,” who raised her with unusual tenderness, as if Sue were her own. Mrs. Sucksby’s household, with its fussy babies calmed with doses of gin, also hosts a transient family of petty thieves—fingersmiths—for whom this house in the heart of a mean London slum is home.

One day, the most beloved thief of all arrives—Gentleman, an elegant con man, who carries with him an enticing proposition for Sue: If she wins a position as the maid to Maud Lilly, a naïve gentlewoman, and aids Gentleman in her seduction, then they will all share in Maud’s vast inheritance. Once the inheritance is secured, Maud will be disposed of—passed off as mad, and made to live out the rest of her days in a lunatic asylum.

With dreams of paying back the kindness of her adopted family, Sue agrees to the plan. Once in, however, Sue begins to pity her helpless mark and care for Maud Lilly in unexpected ways…But no one and nothing is as it seems in this Dickensian novel of thrills and reversals.”

FRIDAY 56 QUOTE

“The road was perfectly quiet and perfectly dark, and I imagined the sound of the horse, and the wheels, and our voices, carrying far across the fields. Then I heard, from rather near, the slow tolling of a bell – a very mournful sound, it seemed to me at that moment, not like the cheerful bells of London. It tolled nine times.”

I haven’t yet got to page 56. It is rather slow going and as this quote shows, there is rather a lot of description to get through. It is good description, but it does slow the story down. I don’t think that I will get it finished before the end of the month and therefore I won’t achieve my Gothic Fiction goal this month.

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Friday 56 – The Ex Hex by Erin Sterling

Welcome to Friday 56! Hosted by Freda’s Voice, you turn to page 56 or 56% in any book or reading device and pick a sentence that grabs you.

My book of the week is The Ex Hex by Erin Sterling (click for link to Goodreads)

Book Description From Goodreads:

“Nine years ago, Vivienne Jones nursed her broken heart like any young witch would: vodka, weepy music, bubble baths…and a curse on the horrible boyfriend. Sure, Vivi knows she shouldn’t use her magic this way, but with only an “orchard hayride” scented candle on hand, she isn’t worried it will cause him anything more than a bad hair day or two.

That is until Rhys Penhallow, descendent of the town’s ancestors, breaker of hearts, and annoyingly just as gorgeous as he always was, returns to Graves Glen, Georgia. What should be a quick trip to recharge the town’s ley lines and make an appearance at the annual fall festival turns disastrously wrong. With one calamity after another striking Rhys, Vivi realizes her silly little Ex Hex may not have been so harmless after all.

Suddenly, Graves Glen is under attack from murderous wind-up toys, a pissed off ghost, and a talking cat with some interesting things to say. Vivi and Rhys have to ignore their off the charts chemistry to work together to save the town and find a way to break the break-up curse before it’s too late.”

FRIDAY 56 QUOTE

“As she passed a family all dressed up like witches, complete with the pointy hats, Vivi smiled. She loved Founder’s Day , even when it involved her ex.”

There are so many things that happen in this book that I was actually a bit disappointed with page 56! This was the best quote that I could find. Whilst it doesn’t show off the humour or the drama, it does show it’s link to Halloween and hence why it is a great book to read at Halloween.

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Thursday Quotables – The Ex Hex by Erin Sterling

Hosted by Bookshelf Fantasies, this is where you share a favorite quote, line, or passage from your reading each week!

Each week I chose a Book of the Week to take part in this (and other) book memes. This week my chosen book is The Ex Hex by Erin Sterling (click for link to Goodreads):

“Have you brought me out here to murder me?” he called. “Because that probably would solve your problems, but I have to say, I object on both moral and personal grounds.”

The Ex Hex had everything that I could want from a Halloween book including humour. I think that this quote demonstrates the sort of humour that was in the book.

Would you want to read this book based on that quote?

Book Description From Goodreads:

“Nine years ago, Vivienne Jones nursed her broken heart like any young witch would: vodka, weepy music, bubble baths…and a curse on the horrible boyfriend. Sure, Vivi knows she shouldn’t use her magic this way, but with only an “orchard hayride” scented candle on hand, she isn’t worried it will cause him anything more than a bad hair day or two.

That is until Rhys Penhallow, descendent of the town’s ancestors, breaker of hearts, and annoyingly just as gorgeous as he always was, returns to Graves Glen, Georgia. What should be a quick trip to recharge the town’s ley lines and make an appearance at the annual fall festival turns disastrously wrong. With one calamity after another striking Rhys, Vivi realizes her silly little Ex Hex may not have been so harmless after all.

Suddenly, Graves Glen is under attack from murderous wind-up toys, a pissed off ghost, and a talking cat with some interesting things to say. Vivi and Rhys have to ignore their off the charts chemistry to work together to save the town and find a way to break the break-up curse before it’s too late.”

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First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros – The Ex Hex by Erin Sterling

It’s First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday! Hosted by Socrates Book Reviews this is where you share the first paragraph of one of the books that you are currently reading. Each week I will choose a book of the week (which will be one of the books that I am currently reading) and that book will take part in this book blog meme:

This week my book of the week is The Ex Hex by Erin Sterling (click for link to Goodreads) published 28 September 2021.

“Never mix Vodka and witchcraft.

Vivi knew that. Not only had her Aunt Elaine said it about a thousand times, but it was also printed on dishtowels and T-Shirts and, ironically, shot glasses in Something Wicked, the store Aunt Elaine ran in downtown Graves Glen, Georgia.”

I love this opening. It is light, humorous and gives me hope for the rest of the book!

What do you think about this quote?

Book Description From Goodreads:

“Nine years ago, Vivienne Jones nursed her broken heart like any young witch would: vodka, weepy music, bubble baths…and a curse on the horrible boyfriend. Sure, Vivi knows she shouldn’t use her magic this way, but with only an “orchard hayride” scented candle on hand, she isn’t worried it will cause him anything more than a bad hair day or two.

That is until Rhys Penhallow, descendent of the town’s ancestors, breaker of hearts, and annoyingly just as gorgeous as he always was, returns to Graves Glen, Georgia. What should be a quick trip to recharge the town’s ley lines and make an appearance at the annual fall festival turns disastrously wrong. With one calamity after another striking Rhys, Vivi realizes her silly little Ex Hex may not have been so harmless after all.

Suddenly, Graves Glen is under attack from murderous wind-up toys, a pissed off ghost, and a talking cat with some interesting things to say. Vivi and Rhys have to ignore their off the charts chemistry to work together to save the town and find a way to break the break-up curse before it’s too late.”

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