Since 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 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.
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 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.