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Thursday Quotables – The Moose Paradox by Antti Tuomainen

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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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Thursday Quotables – The Ex Hex by Erin Sterling

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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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Thursday Quotables – The Witches of Moonshyne Manor by Bianca Marais

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 Witches of Moonshyne Manor by Bianca Marais (click for link to Goodreads):

“What Queenie wants to say is, Behold my field of f**ks. Lay thine eyes upon it and thou shalt see that it is barren.”

I love this quote. It made me laugh and also demonstrates that the character is trying to hold her true thoughts in, in order to keep the situation from escalating.

Book Description From Goodreads:

A coven of modern-day witches. A magical heist-gone-wrong. A looming threat.

Five octogenarian witches gather as an angry mob threatens to demolish Moonshyne Manor. All eyes turn to the witch in charge, Queenie, who confesses they’ve fallen far behind on their mortgage payments. Still, there’s hope, since the imminent return of Ruby—one of the sisterhood who’s been gone for thirty-three years—will surely be their salvation.

But the mob is only the start of their troubles. One man is hellbent on avenging his family for the theft of a legacy he claims was rightfully his. In an act of desperation, Queenie makes a bargain with an evil far more powerful than anything they’ve ever faced. Then things take a turn for the worse when Ruby’s homecoming reveals a seemingly insurmountable obstacle instead of the solution to all their problems.

The witches are determined to save their home and themselves, but their aging powers are no match for increasingly malicious threats. Thankfully, they get a bit of help from Persephone, a feisty TikToker eager to smash the patriarchy. As the deadline to save the manor approaches, fractures among the sisterhood are revealed, and long-held secrets are exposed, culminating in a fiery confrontation with their enemies.”

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Thursday Quotables – Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman

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 Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman (click for link to Goodreads):

“”Are you alive?” he asked the girl. “Or are you a corpse?”

“I am only myself, Hel, daughter of Angrboda and of Loki,” she said. “And I like the dead best of all.  They are simple things, and they talk to me with respect. The living look at me with revulsion.””

I thought that this was an interesting quote. It speaks volumes about the living and how judgmental they are. To me it also shows that after death things don’t matter the same.

Book Description From Goodreads:

“Neil Gaiman, long inspired by ancient mythology in creating the fantastical realms of his fiction, presents a bravura rendition of the Norse gods and their world from their origin though their upheaval in Ragnarok.

In Norse Mythology, Gaiman stays true to the myths in envisioning the major Norse pantheon: Odin, the highest of the high, wise, daring, and cunning; Thor, Odin’s son, incredibly strong yet not the wisest of gods; and Loki—son of a giant—blood brother to Odin and a trickster and unsurpassable manipulator.

Gaiman fashions these primeval stories into a novelistic arc that begins with the genesis of the legendary nine worlds and delves into the exploits of deities, dwarfs, and giants. Through Gaiman’s deft and witty prose, these gods emerge with their fiercely competitive natures, their susceptibility to being duped and to duping others, and their tendency to let passion ignite their actions, making these long-ago myths breathe pungent life again.”

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Thursday Quotables – The Christie Affair by Nina De Gramont

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 Christie Affair by Nina De Gramont (click for link to Goodreads):

“Sunny. Proves rich or poor doesn’t matter, if you ask me. Some people are just born happy. I think that’s the luckiest thing. If you’re sunny inside, you never have to worry about the weather.”

I thought that was a lovely quote.

Book Description From Goodreads:

Why would the world’s most famous mystery writer disappear for eleven days? What makes a woman desperate enough to destroy another woman’s marriage? How deeply can a person crave revenge?

In 1925, Miss Nan O’Dea infiltrated the wealthy, rarefied world of author Agatha Christie and her husband, Archie. In every way, she became a part of their life––first, both Christies. Then, just Archie. Soon, Nan became Archie’s mistress, luring him away from his devoted wife, desperate to marry him. Nan’s plot didn’t begin the day she met Archie and Agatha.

It began decades before, in Ireland, when Nan was a young girl. She and the man she loved were a star-crossed couple who were destined to be together––until the Great War, a pandemic, and shameful secrets tore them apart. Then acts of unspeakable cruelty kept them separated.

What drives someone to murder? What will someone do in the name of love? What kind of crime can someone never forgive? Nina de Gramont’s brilliant, unforgettable novel explores these questions and more.”

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Thursday Quotables – You Had Me At Halloumi by Ginger Jones

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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 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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Thursday Quotables

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 Spanish Love Deception by Elena Armas:

“You’ve never needed anyone to fight your battles, Catalina. That’s one of the things I respect the most about you.”

There were so many excellent quotes that I could have chosen, but I decided to go with this one because it shows how strong the main character is.

I am 85% through this book and am absolutely loving it!

The Spanish Love Deception by Elena Armas (click for link to Goodreads)

A wedding. A trip to Spain. The most infuriating man. And three days of pretending. Or in other words, a plan that will never work.

Catalina Martín, finally, not single. Her family is happy to announce that she will bring her American boyfriend to her sister’s wedding. Everyone is invited to come and witness the most magical event of the year.

That would certainly be tomorrow’s headline in the local newspaper of the small Spanish town I came from. Or the epitaph on my tombstone, seeing the turn my life had taken in the span of a phone call.

Four weeks wasn’t a lot of time to find someone willing to cross the Atlantic–from NYC and all the way to Spain–for a wedding. Let alone, someone eager to play along my charade. But that didn’t mean I was desperate enough to bring the 6’4 blue eyed pain in my ass standing before me.

Aaron Blackford. The man whose main occupation was making my blood boil had just offered himself to be my date. Right after inserting his nose in my business, calling me delusional, and calling himself my best option. See? Outrageous. Aggravating. Blood boiling. And much to my total despair, also right. Which left me with a surly and extra large dilemma in my hands. Was it worth the suffering to bring my colleague and bane of my existence as my fake boyfriend to my sister’s wedding? Or was I better off coming clean and facing the consequences of my panic induced lie?

Like my abuela would say, que dios nos pille confesados.

The Spanish Love Deception is an enemies-to-lovers, fake-dating romantic comedy. Perfect for those looking for a steamy slow-burn romance with the sweetest Happily Ever After.

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Thursday Quotables

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A Gallery of Mothers by J S Latshaw

“In one spot in the sky, the thick clouds retreated enough to form a window that revealed the stars above: dazzling, living diamonds pasted to a black velvet canopy.”

I thought that was a lovely description of the sky, especially when the character is suffering and trying to see the good in the world.

I am currently 19% of the way through the book and enjoying it!

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Thursday Quotables

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The Little Cafe in Copenhagen by Julie Caplin

I have chosen to take a quote from The Little Cafe in Copenhagen by Julie Caplin:

“‘That book of yours. The one about candles.’

‘The Art of Hygge.’

‘Pardon?’ I laughed. ‘You’re not going to be sick are you?’

‘No, you numpty.’ She grinned at me and just like that, we were back to normal. ‘It’s a Danish word’…”

I have chosen this quote purely because it made me smile. I have a feeling that I am going to enjoy this book!

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