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Monday, 23 February 2015

Random Quote #219

No one can construct for you the bridge upon which precisely you must cross the stream of life, no one but you yourself alone. 

 Friedrich Nietzsche

Friday, 20 February 2015

Fast Five Friday

On recent travels throughout the blogosphere I cam across a weekly meme I thought I'd start taking part in.

It's called Fast Five Friday and is hosted by the Cover Girls.

Basically each week there will be a subject for you to list 5 things... that's all there is to it. Once you've posted your list go and leave a comment on the Cover Girls FFF post for that week so other people can read yours.

So this week's topic is: 5 book characters you are crushing on.

Here are mine:

  • Malkolm (Mal for short) from the House of ComarrĂ© series by Kristen Painter. He's a vampire... nuff said :)
  • Nathaniel from the Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter series by Laurell K. Hamilton. He's a were-leopard. And I'm not sure whether it's him or his hair I have a crush on. Nathaniel has ankle length, auburn hair, that I would very much like to sit and braid :)
  • Ethan from the Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter series by Laurell K. Hamilton. Ethan is a were-tiger. I think he first appears in Hit List and I don't think he has been in the series that much but I liked Laurell's description of him.
  • Jack Reacher from the Jack Reacher series by Lee Child. I'm not in anyway talking about the movie version of Jack Reacher. No, I'm talking about the 6' 5", 200-250lb (all muscle I might add), Jack Reacher. 
  • Augustine (Augie for short) from the Crescent City series by Kristen Painter. I think he is shadow fae... as far as I remember... or am I thinking of another fae that Kristen has written about? Well he is some form of fae.
That's all for this week's Fast Five Friday - check out the link at the top of this post to see some more book cruches :)

Monday, 16 February 2015

Random Quote #218

The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven...

John Milton

Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Intros & Teasers


To take part in Tuesday Intros simply share the first paragraph of the first chapter of the book you are reading or are going to read. Tuesday Intros is hosted by Bibliophile By The Sea.

To take part in Teaser Tuesday turn to a random page in the book you are reading, and share two teaser sentences from that page, without sharing spoilers. Teaser Tuesday is hosted by Should Be Reading.


Here's mine this week:


Tuesday Intro



Can I make one thing clear - no matter what you've heard, and I'm sure you've heard plenty - I'm not a full-blown Karma-Denier. It might exist, it might not, like how on earth would I know? All I'm doing is giving my version of events.


Teaser Tuesday


It's a curse being Dad's 'clever' child. He reads books the way other people take cold showers - they're good for you, but you're not expected to enjoy them.


Page 39, The Woman Who Stole My Life by Marian Keyes

Monday, 9 February 2015

Random Quote #217

Happiness is something that comes into our lives through doors we don't even remember leaving open. 

Rose Wilder Lane

Monday, 2 February 2015

Random Quote #216

Never be afraid to try something new. Remember that a lone amateur built the Ark. A large group of professionals built the Titanic.

Dave Barry

Friday, 30 January 2015

The Time Has Come...

...to sign up for the A To Z Challenge 2015!

 

I didn't realise that sign up was now open... but it turns out it is.

So click here and go and sign up - then get preparing.

I have already started my list for possible posts... although I haven't looked at it in a while, so I'd better take my own advice and get preparing. :)

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Intros & Teasers



 It's Tuesday!

Which means it's time for another round of Tuesday Intros and Teaser Tuesday.

To take part in Tuesday Intros simply share the first paragraph of the first chapter of the book you are reading or are going to read. Tuesday Intros is hosted by Bibliophile By The Sea.

To take part in Teaser Tuesday turn to a random page in the book you are reading, and share two teaser sentences from that page, without sharing spoilers. Teaser Tuesday is hosted by Should Be Reading.

Here's mine:

Tuesday Intros

From the moment I decided to kill him, I began to feel relief.

Seriously that is the paragraph - one sentence.

Teaser Tuesday

Jake tensed at the sound of the terrified voice on the phone. The minute he'd seen the Nettleton number, he'd known there was trouble.

Loc 107 (2%), Dying To Tell by Rita Herron

This book counts towards my total for the New Authors Challenge 2015 hosted by Literary Escapism.


Monday, 26 January 2015

Random Quote #215

People make mistakes in life through believing too much, but they have a damned dull time if they believe too little.

James Hilton

Monday, 19 January 2015

Random Quote #214

That luminous part of you that exists beyond personality–your soul, if you will–is as bright and shining as any that has ever been....Clear away everything that keeps you separate from this secret luminous place. Believe it exists, come to know it better, nurture it, share its fruits tirelessly. 

George Sanders