Friday Meme’s ~ Every Trick in the Rook

Posted March 17, 2017 by Stormi in Misc. / 22 Comments

BMR,Friday's MemeSince there are a few Friday Meme’s that I want to participate in I have decided to post them all in one post.

Feature and Follow Friday is hosted by Alison Can Read and Parajunkee.

Do you read graphics or web comics? What do you recommend?

I just started reading graphic novels so I don’t have many recommendations. I love the Harry Dresden ones I have read and those based on my favorite DC and Marvel comic superheroes. I haven’t really gone out of my way to try anything that isn’t real familiar with me yet. 🙂

book beginnings memeBook Beginnings is hosted by Rose City Reader. Take the first sentence of your current read and post it.

Julia Lanchester’s perch is knocked askew when murder hits a little too close to home in this delightful cozy mystery.

Julia Lanchester is flying high. She’s nesting with her boyfriend, Michael Sedgwick, and she’s found her niche as manager of the tourist center in her picturesque British village. Thanks to all her hard work, visitors are up—way up. Her reward is an even more hectic schedule. Michael’s busy, too, traveling all over as the personal assistant to Julia’s father, celebrity ornithologist Rupert Lanchester. With precious little time together, Julia’s romantic weekend with Michael can’t come soon enough.

But the getaway is spoiled when Julia’s ex-husband is found murdered on her boss’s estate. And after a witness reports seeing Michael near the scene of the crime, the press descends, printing lies and wreaking havoc. To protect Julia, Michael vanishes into thin air, leaving her to pick up the slack on Rupert’s show and track down the real killer—even if it means putting herself in the flight path of a vicious predator.

One of my favorite cozy authors! I like this series though her other is my favorite. 🙂

A distinctly steamy atmosphere filled the church hall at St. Swithun’s on that early April Thursday evening, created by wet mackintoshes, dripping umbrellas, and leather boots that would not dry out until July, all combined with six oil-filled radiators plugged in along the walls.

Friday 56

The Friday 56 is hosted by Freda @ Freda’s Voice. It’s like Tuesday  Teaser but you have a specific place in your read that you have to turn in your read (page 56 or 56%) to get your teaser.

“I had wanted to show Michael a firecrest at Minsmere.” I set our mugs of tea down and slid into a chair as my spirits sagged. “He’s in Exeter. Did you know he’s working for Miles again?”

“Jools, he isn’t gone for good.”

“Why wouldn’t he be? He’s only just realized what an unfeeling person I am- barely showing emotion at Nick’s death. Doesn’t speak well of me, does it?” I broke off a hunk of rock bun and tossed it in my mouth, ashamed at my exhibition of self-pity.

She is not happy that her boyfriend is being accused of murdering her ex-husband and he has gone away to try and lead all the nasty media attention away from her.

Book Blogger Hop is hosted by Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer.  Each week we are asked a question to answer so it reminds me a bit of FF and so I thought it made a good fit to my other Friday Memes.

Do you read a lot of diverse or own voices books? Why or why not?

I feel like this is a loaded questiong so please don’t take offense to my answer as everyone is different.

No, I don’t think I read much in diverse books and it’s mostly out of preference. If a book has diverse characters in it I don’t really mind but I don’t go out of my way to read them.

I don’t like reading books heavy on LGBTQ because it’s something I am not interested in reading, but I am not put off by a gay character, just don’t want to read a book that is just only about that. It’s just not my thing.

Now different cultures I don’t mine but again I don’t go out of my way to read them. I am wanting to try crime books from different countries, so if anyone knows of good crime authors from other countries or cultures I would be willing to try them.

I will admit I tend to stick with what I like and my own culture a lot and I probably won’t change that much on it either.

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22 responses to “Friday Meme’s ~ Every Trick in the Rook

  1. I’m like Sherry – I pretty much read anything as well. I do want to read “The Hate U Give” because I’ve heard such good things about it and I like reading books that feature different cultures but I rarely pick them up just because of that. No slams and I’m just trying to be humorous but I think Booker T would consider me reading books with cats in them as reading books featuring different cultures or characters (haha).

    • Stormi

      I will only read what is of interest to me and if it has diverse characters in it then it does but I won’t go out of my way to read them. Same with cultures if they are there they are there…lol. I do want to read more crime novels from other countries though. 🙂 That is about as diverse as I get…lol.

  2. Lii

    When it comes to the diverse books I honestly dont’t look for it. I just care about the plot and if it has diverse characters in it good, if not I don’t mind either.

    I honestly just care about the plot, if it sounds good I read it, if not I don’t. Know what I mean?

    Lii @ Girl Hearts Book

    • Stormi

      See I am that way too, I don’t go out and look for it but if they are there and go with the plot well then I don’t mind, but I don’t read it just cause it’s there. I read what I like. 🙂

  3. I don’t go searching them out either. I’m not into mm or ff so I avoid those as a whole but other than that I just read randomly. But that’s for pretty much everything. I think the only thing I actually seek out are pierced, erm, dangly bits in reads. Ha! Other than that everything is pretty much up to chance if I get it or not.

    • Stormi

      Ha ha, as a follower of your blog and facebook I know you like your pierced parts, me not so much…lol.

  4. I haven’t tried the Harry Dresden comics. I do love Butcher’s novels though!

    I really enjoy reading mysteries set in other countries. Soho Crime is a good publisher’s books to look into if you are interested in exploring more in that direction. I’ve read some great crime fiction novels with LGBT main characters over the years (minimal to no romance). Books featuring main characters with disabilities and mental illness are also starting to make more of an appearance which I think is great as well.

    I do not read as diversely as I want to ultimately because of the sheer volume of books out there I want to read that don’t fall on that spectrum. I don’t think we should be made to feel guilty for what we do read, regardless though.

    I hope you have a great week, Stormi!

  5. I think the thing that makes me sad about responses to the Blogger Hop question is that if I want to read books that reflect my lived experiences within my preferred genres, then I have to go out of my way. What’s even more sad is that I have anxiety even position this comment, so I’m going to leave it there.

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