Friday Meme’s ~ Relic

Posted July 29, 2016 by Stormi in Memes / 23 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.

What is your take on DNFed books? Do you review them? Choose not to review them?

Well, this is a great question considering I just DNFed a book last week and on Wednesday I posted my DNF report. I do review them but mainly to just let everyone know why I couldn’t finish the book. I never bash, though at times I might rant. I know authors spent a lot of time on the book and I know they will not fit everyone so I don’t dis them. Then I normally put at one page or % I gave up. I don’t give them star reviews, just a few comments on my thoughts.

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


For Annie Kramer, the summer before college is bittersweet—both a last hurrah of freedom and the last days she’ll spend with her boyfriend, Jack, before they head off to different colleges. So she and her friends plan one final adventure: a houseboating trip on Shasta Lake, complete with booze, romance . . . and an off-limits exploration of the notorious Bull Valley Mine.

The legends of mysterious lights and missing persons on Shasta Lake have been a staple of sleepovers and campouts since Annie was a kid. Full of decrepit bridges that lead to nowhere, railroad tunnels that disappear into the mountains, and terrifying stories of unexplained deaths and bodies that were never recovered, Bull Valley Mine is notorious and frightening—perfect for an epic conclusion to their high school lives.

The trip is fun and light—at first. But when a deranged stranger stumbles upon their campsite, spouting terrifying warnings and pleas for help, it’s clear that everyone is in danger. And when their exploration of the mine goes horribly wrong, Annie and her friends quickly discover that the menace of Bull Valley Mine doesn’t stay at Shasta Lake—it follows them home.

As one by one her friends fall victim to this mysterious and violent force, Annie must do whatever it takes to discover the ancient secrets of the mine and save her friends . . . if she’s not already too late.

I have been needing to read this one and one of my friends just read it and wants me to read so we can chat about it. 🙂 So I am moving it up on my list and hope to get to it after I finish a couple I am reading right now. 🙂

I glance at the wall clock for the twentieth time in the last half hour. Ten minutes. In ten minutes, I’ll be a high school graduate. I cannot freaking wait.

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.

“My dad,” I say, squaring my shoulders, “will do exactly what he’s supposed to do: follow all the practical evidence. Buy you and I both know-“

“We both know,” Jack interrupts, “that this is an attempted murder case. And we shouldn’t get involved.”

book blogger hop

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 give books as gifts?

Not often but that is because not many in my family actually like to read like I do. I have an aunt who reads and sometimes if I know of something she wants I might get it but it’s really not that often. Heck, I can’t even get anyone in my family to get me books as a gift cause they think I have to many. 🙁 So I wish I had someone to book shop for but I don’t.

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23 responses to “Friday Meme’s ~ Relic

  1. Relic sounds like a book that should be a movie one day soon…. Hope you enjoy it! I do give books as presents, I firmly believe there’s a book out there for everyone, you just have to play matchmaker! I also have a few family members who won’t read a book at all, so they just get food or liquor.

    • Stormi

      It does sound like a good one and my friend said it was sort of like one of those campy syfy movies…lol. So now I am curious. 🙂

    • Stormi

      I try not to DNF but I told myself with all the review books I have that I am not going to torcher myself if I just can’t do it. 🙂

  2. Definitely sounds like one for me, Stormi! I can count on my on hand how many books I DNF. I usually get back to them too. I just can’t not finish a book. It haunts me. LOL

    • Stormi

      Yeah, you might like this one. I hope I do! 🙂 DNF books don’t haunt me I put in the giveaway pile or take them to a used bookstore and if they are ebooks I just delete them…lol. Then they can’t haunt me.

  3. Emily Anne

    Yes, i agrees with your DNF policy. Also I need to look into Relic now! New bloglovin follower 🙂

  4. Just like a 5 star book, I review DNFs. I really hate quitting, so I force myself to continue reading. My policy is I don’t quit before the 40% mark. Most often, I keep making myself go on. If I absolutely cannot, I stop. Either way, I write a review just like I would for a 5 star read that includes what I liked and why I had to stop reading. I’ve only DNFed 4 books since I started blogging, and one of them was a classic I tried to give another chance.

  5. I DNF books very rarely. I don’t often review them unless I’m obligated to than I try to share it in private with the person I have the agreement with. Already a Follower

  6. Sometimes I mention when I DNF a book, but sometimes I forget and just let it go. I don’t see anything wrong with posting about DNF books. Frankly, I like to know why a book didn’t work for you. And just because it didn’t, doesn’t mean it won’t for me. Or vice versa.

    One of the advantages to being a book blogger is knowing some of the latest books that have come out, and so I tend to give out new books as gifts to my family that read–books they likely haven’t heard of yet. I give a lot of books out as gifts–or bookstore gift cards.

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