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Monday, 15 December 2014

Random Quote #209

For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.

Audrey Hepburn

Monday, 8 December 2014

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Tuesday Intros & Teaser Tuesday



To take part in Tuesday Intros hosted by Bibliophile by the Sea all you have to do is post the first paragraph of the first chapter of the book you are reading or are going to read.

And to take part in Teaser Tuesday hosted by Should Be Reading is turn to a random page in the book you are reading and share 2 "teaser" sentences from somewhere on that page. Being careful not to include any spoilers of course.

Here are mine:

Tuesday Intro

(This is actually from what is titled the Introduction of this book)

It is sixty years since I first met Sidney Grice. He was still quite young - though he did not seem it at the time - and already well known in England. But he had yet to achieve the international fame that a series of hilariously inaccurate Hollywood films was to bring upon him.

Teaser Tuesday

"I never forget anything," he said, slipping his coat on, "least of all conditions, and I shall take you to any meetings that may be conducted during this investigation. But I am going now to the mortuary, hardly a place fit for the entertainment of a young lady."

Loc 448, The Mangle Street Murders by M. R. C. Kasasian

This book counts towards my total for the New Author Challenge 2014 hosted by Literary Escaism


Monday, 1 December 2014

Random Quote #207

I'm selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best.

Marilyn Monroe

Monday, 24 November 2014

Random Quote #206

One must live as if it would be forever, and as if one might die each moment. Always both at once. 

Mary Renault

Friday, 21 November 2014

Blog Blitz 2.0 And Deja Vu Is Coming...


As some of you will know I am a member of the Blog Blitz Team which was set up by DL Hammons to, for want of a better phrase, share the love in the blogosphere - basically every so often a victim someone is chosen randomly or recommended and we descend on their blog and leave them loads of great comments to make them smile, or in sometimes just to cheer them up :)

Anyway DL has decided to redo or restart the Blog Blitz team list, so if you were signed up before you'll have to go and sign up again if you want to continue to be part of the team. Or you can go and sign up for the first time if you weren't part of it the first time round.

You can go and sign up by clicking here, or by clicking the Blog Blitz logo over in the sidebar on the right.

And while I'm here and talking about DL a quick reminder that his Deja Vu Blogfest is now just under a month away. Basically on 19th December you just repost your favourite blog post from earlier in the year. To sign up for that click here.


So get clicking :)

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

It's Tuesday: Intros & Teasers



 To take part in Tuesday Intros, hosted by Bibliophile By The Sea, just post the first paragraph of the first chapter of the book you are currently reading or are going to read. The add your link to the list :)

And to take part in Teaser Tuesday, hosted by Should Be Reading:

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!


Then add your link to the comments.

Although I haven't finished the book I was reading last week I do currently have more than one book on the go so I can give you the intro and teaser from something different to last week.

Tuesday Intro


Pannonia, 453 CE

The Barbarian encampment was enormous, a great city that moved from place to place at the whim of its unquestioned ruler, the High King. But in the dim light of this predawn morning it was in chaos. Hundreds of thousands of warriors and their shrieking women and ungovernable offspring milled about.  Hundreds of thousands of horses, cattle, sheep and goats all bleated and neighed in the general alarm and made the dawn a cacophony of sounds. The stink of the livestock competed with the smoke of ten thousand fires being fanned to life at once.

Teaser Tuesday

"They could easily be a surveillance team for a much larger conspiracy," said Klein. "They've still offered no good explanation as to why they're following you and spying on you."

Page 60, The Tombs by Clive Cussler & Thomas Perry

Monday, 17 November 2014

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Tuesday: Intros & Teasers



This is what's up buttercup...

To take part in Tuesday Intros, hosted by Bibliophile By The Sea, just post the first paragraph of the first chapter of the book you are currently reading or are going to read. The add your link to the list :)

And to take part in Teaser Tuesday, hosted by Should Be Reading:

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!


Then add your link to the comments.

So here are mine for this week...

Tuesday Intro 

This is actually the first paragraph of the prologue

And the woman could hear those old friends moving in the distant, and not so distant rooms of her home. Old friends she tried to forget for longer than she had the strength to remember. Until she understood her life had been one long wait for them to show up and commence whatever business they were so eager to finish. Because the old friends never forgot. They arrived without warning. They visited after dark and they never let go.

Teaser Tuesday

"You stayed with The Last Gathering for two years. Why did it take you so long to leave?"

Loc 530, Last Days by Adam Nevill

Monday, 10 November 2014

Random Quote #204

If we wait for the moment when everything, absolutely everything is ready, we shall never begin. 

Ivan Turgenev