Friday Meme’s~In the Barren Ground

Posted August 19, 2016 by Stormi in Memes / 20 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 favorite opening scene?

Maybe I am a bad bookworm but I can’t remember any opening scenes off the top of my head. I do like the ones that are catchy but that could be about anything…lol.

Here is a catchy opener on a cozy I am currently reading.

“You know your social life needs work when your first Saturday night out in months ends in murder.” Tea with Milk and Murder by H.Y. Hanna

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

In the Barren Ground

In the Barrens, a vast wilderness in northern Canada bordering the Arctic Circle, night consumes every hour of the winter. Humans are scarce; ferocious predators roam freely. Locals say spirits do, too.

Rookie cop Tana Larsson doesn’t mind the dark and quiet. Five months pregnant and hoping to escape the mistakes of her past, she takes a post in Twin Rivers, population 320. Maybe here she can find peace and community for her child.

But with her superior out of commission, Tana becomes the sole police officer in 17,500 square miles. One bitter night, she gets a call about the fatal wolf mauling of two students, and the only way to reach the remote scene is to enlist the help of the arrogant, irritatingly handsome Cameron “Crash” O’Halloran, a local bush pilot with a shady reputation for smuggling and a past cloaked in shadow.

When the macabre scene they uncover suggests violence much more sinister than animal, Tana must trust Crash if she wants to protect the town—and herself—from the evil that lurks in the frozen dark.

Okay so I wasn’t supposed to start this one yet but for some reason, you know how you just check it out and then something happens and you just keep reading…lol.

Friday, November 2. The Barrens. Two degrees south of the Artic Circle. Day length: 8:06:38 hours.

As the sun cracked over the horizon a quiet befell the five occupants of the bright yellow AS355 Eurocopter Twin Squirrel, the words “Boreal Air” printed in bold black letters beneath the craft’s belly. They’d entered the land of desolation.

Okay, since I started reading this I do know that it has a pretty gruesome beginning that I wasn’t expecting but made it exciting at the same time…lol.  A couple of students out tracking bears gets attacked by something, not sure if it was a bear or something worse…there are some legends about other things…lol. It has captured my attention anyway. 🙂

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.

“Some people in town really don’t want that mine, Caleb. And Harry Blundt from WestMin was telling me that if old bones or burial sites were found, it could stop him from getting approval. You were there that day, at that protest.” She tapped the photo. “Jamie, and Selena, too.”

Sounds like she might think the bones were planted..hmmm. So what do you think? Would you read this one?

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 read via eBook and if so which one/ones and why?

While I still like print books and they looks so pretty on my shelves, for lack of space I have taken to reading ebooks. I have a Kindle fire and while I like it I really would like a Paperwhite or  another e-ink one. I also have a nook but don’t use it much, it’s an older one.

Happy reading!!

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20 responses to “Friday Meme’s~In the Barren Ground

  1. I love a setting that’s a trial of the elements as much as what’s actually occurring. Sounds excellent, Stormi. And i do that too. Take a peek at a book and then can’t stop reading. LOL

    • Stormi

      Yeah, the conditions are horrid and it gets dark at like 4pm…ugh. I would hate that.

      Hey, could you tell me if my comment on your 56 shows on your site. I commented but then it didn’t show up. I have noticed that happening on more than just your site so I was curious if it did even though I couldn’t see it. 🙁

  2. I have a Kindle Fire too but don’t use it for reading very much though I stream Netflix or Hulu on it all the time. I love my paperwhite and am never without it though. I like the setting for this one and the intense feel. Sounds like a good read! I can see why you ended up reading it right now!

  3. Hi Stormi! I must check out Feature and Follow as well! Thanks for sharing that. I LOVE my Friday Meets post! It is always my highlight of the week. So to just ad another meme will be great. I’ve seen In the Barren Ground somewhere, but can’t remember where. But I did list it. My type of read!!! Hope you will have a great weekend.

  4. I’ve always wondered how people who live so far north are able to cope with the long winter nights. This sounds like a fascinating story in an unusual setting. I can see why you kept reading!
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  5. This sounds exactly like something I’d read! Great opening – thanks for sharing. I’ve gotten very hooked on my Paperwhite — even though I still love “real” books, I seem to read much faster with an e-reader.

  6. I’ve yet to jump on the e-reader bandwagon, I’m such an old fuddy-duddy it seems! 🙂 I keep hearing good things about the Paperwhite, but unfortunately it’s not compatible with Canadian library books, and with the way I read there’s no way I want to be buying books! 😉

  7. Sounds like a great read, almost reminiscent of Erin Brockovich’s stories. It’s the naturalist thing I’m referring to, not the legal part. 🙂
    Happy weekend!

  8. I can see why you started it and I think I would have too. It looks like my kind of book and I don’t think I could wait to find out what happened! Hope it’s a good one.

  9. The opening was too gruesome for me. 🙁

    I have a Nook that I do read from, I tend to be able to get ebooks from the library faster on my Nook for some reason. Happy Weekend.

  10. Sounds like a good book.

    I have both a Paperwhite and Fire. I love both, but the Paperwhite is definitely better for reading for me.

    Hope you have a great week!

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