Friday Meme’s ~ A Study in Charlotte

March 25, 2016 Misc. 15

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-followFeature and Follow Friday is hosted by Alison Can Read and Parajunkee.

Short Stories (as companions to a series): What do you love about them and hate about them?

I can take them or leave them. Some times I enjoy them but then sometimes they are just to short and I feel I don’t get enough story to really enjoy it fully. I also won’t pay more than .99 for one as I am not paying what I might pay for a actual novel for a 50 page read. Seen some of them wanting like 1.99 to 2.99 for them and I am like no thank you.

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

The last thing Jamie Watson wants is a rugby scholarship to Sherringford, a Connecticut prep school just an hour away from his estranged father. But that’s not the only complication: Sherringford is also home to Charlotte Holmes, the famous detective’s great-great-great-granddaughter, who has inherited not only Sherlock’s genius but also his volatile temperament. From everything Jamie has heard about Charlotte, it seems safer to admire her from afar.

From the moment they meet, there’s a tense energy between them, and they seem more destined to be rivals than anything else. But when a Sherringford student dies under suspicious circumstances, ripped straight from the most terrifying of the Sherlock Holmes stories, Jamie can no longer afford to keep his distance. Jamie and Charlotte are being framed for murder, and only Charlotte can clear their names. But danger is mounting and nowhere is safe—and the only people they can trust are each other.

A Study in Charlotte is the first in a trilogy.

Been wanting to start this one for a while now, so behind, not sure I shall catch up on my review books. Sighs. Anyway I hope I like it once I give it a try. 🙂

The first time I met her was at the tail end of one of those endless weekday nights you could only have at a school like Sherringford.

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.

She exhaled in a long stream, head tipped to the side. I suppressed a cough. “Fine,” she said, finally, and I chanced a smile. Grudgingly, she returned it. “But none of those deductions were methodical, Watson. That was all psychology. I loathe psychology.”

“It’s okay,” I told her. “I hate losing at games, too.”

Sounds like maybe Watson is teasing Holmes a bit. 🙂

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.

How much of your day is devoted to your blog, and how much is devoted to reading?

I don’t really time my time on the blog but I know I can spend a long time on it. I don’t write my reviews real fast so some times it takes me a while to get one done. Probably spend a couple hours on it a day and then well I am pretty much reading any time I get a chance so a lot of my time is reading. (I don’t have kids and I am not married so have more time than some…lol.)

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15 Responses to “Friday Meme’s ~ A Study in Charlotte”

  1. Kathy Martin

    I liked A Study in Charlotte. I’m a fan of anything related to Sherlock Holmes. Like you, I’m unmarried and don’t have kids but I spend about an hour a day, at the most, on my blogs. My reviews are just quick thoughts after finishing a book. They don’t take very long. I’m spotlighting Stone Field by Christy Lenzi on my YA blog this week. Happy reading!

  2. Katherine @ I Wish I Lived in a Library

    Oh I want to read this one! I’ve heard that Charlotte is similar in some ways to the BBC Sherlock so I’m really curious to see how that works. I’m pretty sure blogging will take up as much time as you let it! I have just endless lists of things I need to do, want to do, must do, etc. And then on the reading side there’s the stacks of review books!

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  3. Lisa @ Just Another Rabid Reader

    I completely agree with your thoughts on the short stories. I feel the same way. It is one thing when they are free, but if they want 2 or 3 bucks for them I usually pass. I also know what you mean about the time on the reviews, but I recently picked up the ultimate book blogger plugin and that has helped, so hopefully my blog time will be more productive now!

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  4. Charlie @ Girl of 1000 Wonders

    I definitely agree on the pricing. I won’t buy one over 99 cents either. I have also seen novellas marketed as full-fledged novels and I think that has been the main reason I’m really turned off of them.

  5. Literary Feline

    Short stories as companions to a series . . . If it’s a favorite series, I feel like I have to read them, but I tend to not care for them much. It depends. If it’s a new series I am thinking of trying, they can be a great way to taste test the author’s work before fully committing.

    I don’t really keep track of how much time I blog either. Sometimes it’s five minutes here and other times it’s four or five hours on a Friday, if I don’t have errands (and I sacrifice the housecleaning).

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