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Thursday Quotables – You Had Me At Halloumi by Ginger Jones

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 You Had Me At Halloumi by Ginger Jones (click for link to Goodreads):

“It’s the sort of balmy evening unimaginable on a cold, dark night back home in Nottingham. The sun dips behind the mountains and a breeze teases the branches of the lemon trees lining the promenade. Freya feels a whole lot better on dry land, her mouth watering at the smell of grilled octopus mixed with citrus sea spray.”

I tried to find a quote that combined both Cyprus and the cooking aspect of the story and came up with this. This book is wonderfully descriptive and I’m really enjoying reading about the food and the people!

Book Description From Goodreads:

When it comes to love, its feta late than never . . .

Freya Butterly has always dreamed of being a Head Chef but despite running every service at the Mediterranean restaurant, she still doesn’t get the recognition she deserves. Craving adventure and a real taste of the Mediterranean, Freya takes matters into her own hands, ditching both her job and unsupportive boyfriend, she packs her bags for sunny Cyprus in pursuit of the prestigious Golden Spoon culinary award.

As one of the seven competitors, Freya is determined to clinch the trophy and rediscover her passion for food, but what she doesn’t expect to discover is Xanthos. As gorgeous as he is charming – he’s quite the dish. Freya is instantly attracted to him, but this trip was about Cypriot cuisine, not cypriot sausage (ahem, romance) and she knows she must not let Xanthos distract her from the competition.

But if she walks away, will Freya spend the rest of her life wondering What If?

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Thursday Quotables – The Book Of Cold Cases by Simone St James – #popularbooks #mystery

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 Book Of Cold Cases by Simone St James:

” I took a breath, picked the phone up again. Played it again. Heard it again. I’m still here. I remembered what came next: the bathroom taps turning on, the kitchen cupboards opening, the blood. But at that moment , the phone had been on the table between Beth and me, in plain sight of both of us.”

It was at this part of the book that it started to get a bit spooky. It has certainly stayed with me! I am just over half way through and really enjoying it.

Book Description From Goodreads:

“In 1977, Claire Lake, Oregon, was shaken by the Lady Killer Murders: Two men, seemingly randomly, were murdered with the same gun, with strange notes left behind. Beth Greer was the perfect suspect–a rich, eccentric twenty-three-year-old woman, seen fleeing one of the crimes. But she was acquitted, and she retreated to the isolation of her mansion.

Oregon, 2017Shea Collins is a receptionist, but by night, she runs a true crime website, the Book of Cold Cases–a passion fueled by the attempted abduction she escaped as a child. When she meets Beth by chance, Shea asks her for an interview. To Shea’s surprise, Beth says yes.

They meet regularly at Beth’s mansion, though Shea is never comfortable there. Items move when she’s not looking, and she could swear she’s seen a girl outside the window. The allure of learning the truth about the case from the smart, charming Beth is too much to resist, but even as they grow closer, Shea senses something isn’t right. Is she making friends with a manipulative murderer, or are there other dangers lurking in the darkness of the Greer house?

A true crime blogger gets more than she bargained for while interviewing the woman acquitted of two cold case slayings in this chilling new novel from the New York Times bestselling author of The Sun Down Motel.

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Friday 56 – War Babies by Rachel Billingham

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 War Babies by Rachel Billingham (click for link to Goodreads)

“Novelists who use and abuse real people on a regular basis know it’s a scorched-earth policy, but I was a child, pretending, and never thought of consequences.”

Page 56 was only half a page so there was limited things I could use. This was the best I could find, but it does highlight a problem that one of the sister’s (Cleo) has.

What is happening on page 56 of your current read?

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Friday 56 – Melmoth by Sarah Perry

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 Melmoth by Sarah Perry (click for link to Goodreads)

“The last girl – lagging behind, her feet sore in new shoes perhaps, or slowed by heaviness of heart – looks up at the window as she passes, and sees there a man and a woman, silent, grave, gazing down at something out of sight.”

I was quite pleased when I saw this on page 56 as it shows the sort of language that is used in the book and how even in isolation it hints at something spooky.

What is happening on page 56 of your current read?

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Thursday Quotables – Melmoth by Sarah Perry – #gothicfiction

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 Melmoth by Sarah Perry:

“Adaya pauses for a moment. She gestures with the toe of a well-worn shoe to a place on the pavement which has been cleared of snow. “A stumbling stone.” These are familiar to Helen, who has seen them shining among the cobbles many times before: brass plates that mark places where men and women and children were taken from their homes to be murdered in the camps. She looks. The inscription is very small, and somewhat rubbed, and she is not particularly minded to stoop and read. Adaya removes her glasses. She says: “Murdered in Theresienstadt, 19th of August 1942. And only just sixteen. I wonder, when God permitted us to fall, if He knew we’d fall so far.”

There are a lot of quotes that I could have chosen, however this one highlighted the tone of the book, the description and the sadness fairly well. It doesn’t show quite how spooky the book got, but I don’t want to spoil it!

Book Description From Goodreads:

“For centuries, the mysterious dark-robed figure has roamed the globe, searching for those whose complicity and cowardice have fed into the rapids of history’s darkest waters-and now, in Sarah Perry’s breathtaking follow-up to The Essex Serpent, it is heading in our direction.

It has been years since Helen Franklin left England. In Prague, working as a translator, she has found a home of sorts—or, at least, refuge. That changes when her friend Karel discovers a mysterious letter in the library, a strange confession and a curious warning that speaks of Melmoth the Witness, a dark legend found in obscure fairy tales and antique village lore. As such superstition has it, Melmoth travels through the ages, dooming those she persuades to join her to a damnation of timeless, itinerant solitude. To Helen it all seems the stuff of unenlightened fantasy.

But, unaware, as she wanders the cobblestone streets Helen is being watched. And then Karel disappears. . . .”

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Top Ten Tuesday – Book Quote Freebie – Quotes that made me smile

Welcome to Top Ten Tuesday! Hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, this week it is Book Quote Freebie. I have decided to choose quotes that made me smile:

Dial A For Aunties by Jesse Sutanto (click for link to my review)

“You’re not a mess. You just kill by accident only. Bad luck. Can happen to anyone.”

“I told you to buy Glad brand. Haven’t you seen their ads? Glad bags will hold his cut-up body just fine, no leaks!”

Four Aunties and a Wedding by Jesse Sutanto (click for link to my review)

“They’ve gone through so much for me, like covering up an actual murder. The least I can do is pretend to like their hideous outfits.”

“Um, could we focus on the whole mafia part instead of the boyfriend-or-not-boyfriend thing? They do illicit things for a living and, uh, kill people who get in their way. And they’re using my wedding as an opportunity to”

Finlay Donovan Is Killing It by Elle Cosimano (click for my review)

“My relationship with Panera was complicated. I liked their soup. Panera didn’t like that I’d poured it over another customer’s head. In my defense, Theresa had started it when she’d attempted to justify her reasons for sleeping with my husband.”

“It’s a widely known fact that most moms are ready to kill someone by eight thirty A.M. on any given morning. On the particular morning of Tuesday, October eighth, I was ready by seven forty-five. If you’ve never had to wrestle a two-year-old slathered in maple syrup into a diaper while your four-year-old decides to give herself a haircut in time for preschool, all while trying to track down the whereabouts of your missing nanny as you sop up coffee grounds from an overflowing pot because in your sleep-deprived fog you forgot to put in the filter, let me spell it out for you.

I was ready to kill someone. I didn’t really care who.”

The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman (click for my review)

“It was a well-known fact that there were no calories in homemade cakes.”

“After a certain age, you can pretty much do whatever takes your fancy. No one tells you off, except for your doctors and your children.”

The Man Who Died Twice by Richard Osman (click for my review)

“More women are murdering people these days,” says Joyce. “If you ignore the context, it is a real sign of progress.”

“Why diet at eighty-two?” says Joyce. “What’s a sausage roll going to do to you? Kill you? Well, join the queue.”

Happy TTT!

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The Friday 56 – Book Lovers by Emily Henry

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 Book Lovers by Emily Henry (click for link to Goodreads)

“I wake, heart racing, skin cold and damp. My eyes snap open on a dark room, jumping from an unfamiliar door to the outline of a window to the snoring lump beside me.”

Page 56 was the start of a chapter so there wasn’t much to choose from. This quote leads on to her explaining the nightmare she has had, which is linked to her past.

What is happening on page 56 of your current read?

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Thursday Quotables – Book Lovers by Emily Henry – #popularbooks #romance

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 Book Lovers by Emily Henry.

“”And what’s wrong with the Greek Salad here?”

“You tried to order a salad?” he says. “Did the townspeople circle you with pitchforks?”

“Not an answer.””

There are numerous quotes I could have chosen, but I decided on this one as it seemed the cleanest! I am enjoying this book, but not as much as I hoped at the moment. I am hoping to get more into it the further in I get. I haven’t lost hope yet!

Book Lovers by Emily Henry

Book Description From Goodreads:

An insightful, delightful new novel from the number-one New York Times bestselling author of Beach Read and People We Meet on Vacation.

One summer. Two rivals. A plot twist they didn’t see coming….

Nora Stephens’ life is books – she’s read them all – and she is not that type of heroine. Not the plucky one, not the laidback dream girl, and especially not the sweetheart. In fact, the only people Nora is a heroine for are her clients, for whom she lands enormous deals as a cutthroat literary agent, and her beloved little sister Libby.

Which is why she agrees to go to Sunshine Falls, North Carolina for the month of August when Libby begs her for a sisters’ trip away – with visions of a small-town transformation for Nora, who she’s convinced needs to become the heroine in her own story. But instead of picnics in meadows, or run-ins with a handsome country doctor or bulging-forearmed bartender, Nora keeps bumping into Charlie Lastra, a bookish brooding editor from back in the city. It would be a meet-cute if not for the fact that they’ve met many times and it’s never been cute.

If Nora knows she’s not an ideal heroine, Charlie knows he’s nobody’s hero, but as they are thrown together again and again – in a series of coincidences no editor worth their salt would allow – what they discover might just unravel the carefully crafted stories they’ve written about themselves.”

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Thursday Quotables – The Attic Child by Lola Jaye – #historicalfiction

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 Attic Child by Lola Jaye.

“That she’d left it in the attic just for me to find one day. A story which now, with the full clarity of a thirty-year-old woman, made no sense; because if she had, she’d have to have known what would happen next.

And for her to have known that would mean my mother had hated me.”

There were so many quotes I could have chosen, but this one left me wanting to find out what happened next! I still haven’t found out yet, as the back story is also building up at the same time as this “current day” one (set in 1993). It is a great book and I am looking forward to reading more this evening!

Book Description From Goodreads:

A hauntingly powerful and emotionally charged novel about family secrets, love and loss, identity and belonging.

Two children trapped in the same attic, almost a century apart, bound by a shared secret.

Early 1900s London: Taken from his homeland, twelve-year-old Celestine spends most of the time locked away in the attic of a large house by the sea. The only time Celestine isn’t bound by confines of the small space is when he is acting as an unpaid servant to English explorer Sir Richard Babbington, As the years pass, he desperately clings on to memories of his family in Africa, even as he struggles to remember his mother’s face, and sometimes his real name . . .

1974: Lowra, a young orphan girl born into wealth and privilege whose fortunes have now changed, finds herself trapped in the same attic. Searching for a ray of light in the darkness of the attic, Lowra finds under the floorboards an old-fashioned pen, a porcelain doll, a beaded necklace, and a message carved on the wall, written in an unidentifiable language. Providing comfort for her when all hope is lost, these clues will lead her to uncover the secrets of the attic.”

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