Friday Meme’s: Ivory Ghost

Posted April 24, 2015 by Stormi in Memes / 40 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.

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

How did you come up with your blog title and address? Does it have a special meaning for you? – Suggested by The Paperback Princess
Okay so I had the hardest time coming up with a blog name and I still feel like changing it some times, but I have had it for so long it’s what I am known by so I wouldn’t change it. But it has gone through some changes in the past. I have been blogging since 2007 at it started out as Write  Thoughts, then went to (well, I can’t remember but it was an Oh My title too but different, back when I reviewed mostly Christian novels. Then I got back into my old genres and still read some Christian novels but not as many, so I wanted to change the title.) I thought and pondered, thought and pondered…I wasn’t sure if I wanted to just review books at the time so I didn’t want just a book title.


So Books, Movies, Reviews. Oh My! was born. I liked the title for a long time but then I started seeing other blogs and how unique their titles were and the cool things they do associated with it and I thought I want that but alas I am what I So it really has no special meaning to me it was just something that was thought up one day and there it is. I use to be on blogger but then decided a couple years ago to go to WP and grabbed up a domain name and some times I wish I would have thought to shorten my name into an easier address…like…but intstead we have
The newest addition to my blog is my cute little scarecrow that I found and Michelle from Because reading who helped me reinvent my blog design last year has been a doll an put them him everywhere. 🙂

I am an impulse grabber and some times I wish I would take more time in thinking out names or htmls…lol, but there you have it that is how my name came to pass. 🙂

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

A few weeks ago I did my beginning and 56 about The Cemetery Boys, so I thought I would let you know that I reviewed it and you can see the review here. I wasn’t very impressed with it which was a bummer. 🙁

Yesterday I started Ivory Ghost Caitlin O’Connell and I haven’t gotten to far into it yet, but it’s a mystery book set in Africa, so I hope it is exciting. 🙂

Ivory Ghost

In a blockbuster debut thriller brimming with majestic wildlife, village politics, and international intrigue, a chilling quadruple homicide raises the stakes in the battle to save Africa’s elephants.

Still grieving over the tragic death of her fiancé, American wildlife biologist Catherine Sohon leaves South Africa and drives to a remote outpost in northeast Namibia, where she plans to face off against the shadowy forces of corruption and relentless human greed in the fight against elephant poaching. Undercover as a census pilot tracking the local elephant population, she’ll really be collecting evidence on the ruthless ivory traffickers.

But before she even reaches her destination, Catherine stumbles onto a scene of horrifying carnage: three people shot dead in their car, and a fourth nearby—with his brain removed. The slaughter appears to be the handiwork of a Zambian smuggler known as “the witchdoctor,” a figure reviled by activists and poachers alike. Forced to play nice with local officials, Catherine finds herself drawn to the prickly but charismatic Jon Baggs, head of the Ministry of Conservation, whose blustery exterior belies his deep investment in the poaching wars.

Torn between her developing feelings and her unofficial investigation, she takes to the air, only to be grounded by a vicious turf war between competing factions of a black-market operation that reaches far beyond the borders of Africa. With the mortality rate—both human and animal—skyrocketing, Catherine races to intercept a valuable shipment. Now she’s flying blind, and a cunning killer is on the move.

White dust settled like a fresh layer of snow on the gray bushes lining an infinite stretch of unpaved road. The place looked every bit like Yellowstone in winter, had it not be ninety-five degrees.

Great description of the scenery, but not necessarily a thrilling start. I have read on to about 9% and do know that it gets a bit more interesting when she finds someone murdered on the side of the road!!

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.

“We were building a case and it’s not smart to go at these things directly.”

“I can’t say I’ve noticed the indirect method being all that successful.”

Jon snapped. “You’re just a transient player here. Here on what? A permit to fly out broken airplane? We’re the ones that have to see this through. It takes time to build a cast that will stick.”

I knew I had blown it. “I’m sorry. It must be annoying to have outsiders suggesting things that are so off base.”

Now this is starting to sound interesting. I kind of like teasing myself it makes me want to dig in and 🙂

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.

Does the title of a book make or break your choice to read it?


Yes it does..well kind of. I am a cover judge so if I don’t like the title and cover I might not ever check the blurb out to see if I would like it. If it has a long crazy name on the cover and that is it I normally don’t look at them and I know I might miss out on some good reads but that is just how I am. Plus, I am sure I got enough cool cover and titled books to keep me going for a long time. 🙂

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40 responses to “Friday Meme’s: Ivory Ghost

    • Stormi

      Yes, so I am was glad when it picked up a little bit after the beginning. I am not very far but I think I will enjoy it.

  1. It really is extremely hard to come up with a catchy blog title. I happen to like yours!The title is important, but I’m not one to buy a book if the synopsis doesn’t appeal. I ‘m so tight fisted with my money, sometimes, that the cover isn’t typically the deciding factor, BUT it is the deciding factor if I’m deciding between a physical or ebook copy. 🙂

    • Stormi

      I am so glad to know you like my blog title, I always worry about

      When buying a phyical copy over an ebook it probably would have a lot to do with title and cover. 🙂

  2. This book sounds good but anything to do with animal death or poaching or anything like it turns my stomach a bit. I am a PETA member, if that explains anything lol Enjoy it though I’d love to hear how it turns out

    • Stormi

      Yeah, I hope it don’t get to descriptive with the poaching thing. I’m not a PETA person but I still don’t like reading about animals getting mistreated. 🙂 I will let you know how it goes. 🙂

  3. I am now curious about this book….thanks for sharing.

    I liked what you said about developing the name for your blog…and wanting to change it, but knowing you have your established presence associated with the name.

    I did something different when I got that “feeling.” I would just start another blog…LOL. And now I have eleven.

    But even so, I have changed the name of a couple of the remaining ones, and it takes time for people to “know” the new title.

    Here’s my post: “THE IDEA OF LOVE”

    • Stormi

      Your welcome! 🙂 Wow, eleven blogs..goodness I wouldn’t be able to keep up..though I have thought about starting another one in the future but not sure if I could keep

  4. Despite your hesitations, I love your blog title! And wow! You’ve been blogging since 2007!? That’s a long time Stormi, but so incredibly awesome too! I’m a fairly impulsive person myself, so I completely understand your sentiments 😉

    The 56 is appealing and the idea of a mystery prose set in Africa is even more tempting! I do hope you are enjoying it 🙂

    Book titles don’t really persuade my decision to pick up a book or not, unless the book title complements the cover art flawlessly 😉

    Have a wonderful weekend!

    • Stormi

      Been blogging a long time and learned a lot, but still learning. When I first started I didn’t blog as much as now and well it was horrible back

      I don’t read a lot of books set in Africa so I found that interesting as well. 🙂

    • Stormi

      Yeah, I am a little worried about that too, I don’t like animal cruelty. 🙁 Hope it doesn’t get to nasty. 🙂

    • Stormi

      I think a lot of bloggers wish they chosen differently but we are who we are. 🙂 I have grown attached to my blog name now. 🙂

  5. Awesome pick I love murder mystery books but I never read a book set in Africa before either that’s what really peeked my intrest and intrigued me the most. Thanks for stopping by my blog! 🙂

    • Stormi

      I am sort of in a mystery mood of I am hoping the African theme makes it interesting. 🙂

  6. I feel like changing my blog name sometimes as well, but I can’t think of anything better. LOL Oh well. But I do like you’re blogs name.
    That 56 sounds interesting. Hope you enjoy it.

    • Stormi

      I think your name is nook and we all know who is the blogger cause you names on

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