Top Ten Tuesday/ Best Friends

Hosted by thatartsyreadergirl.

August 13: Book Characters I’d Love to Be Besties With (submitted by Michelle @ Pink Polka Dot Blog) I did this week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic last week by mistake so I’m swapping topics.

1st to Die (Women's Murder Club, #1)
1st to Die
(Women’s Murder Club #1)
by James Patterson

I would love to be part of the friend group in this series.

Rosie
Rosie
by Lesley Pearse

If I was Rosie’s friend, I would want to tell her that everything will be okay in the end.

Along Came a Spider (Alex Cross, #1)
Along Came a Spider
(Alex Cross #1)
by James Patterson

Alex Cross is the main character in this series and being friends with him means I’ll get a chance to figure out his way of thinking.

Swipe Right for Murder
Swipe Right for Murder
by Derek Milman

I think, I want to be Aidan best friend just to solve the murder.

In Too Deep (Stewart Island, #1)
In Too Deep
(Stewart Island #1)
by Tracey Alvarez

Piper Harland seems to be a cool chick to be friends with.

The Lake House (When the Wind Blows, #2)
The Lake House
(When the Wind Blows #2)
by James Patterson

I want to be friends with Max because she’s bad-ass and strong.

Heartstopper: Volume One (Heartstopper, #1)
Heartstopper: Volume One
(Heartstopper #1)
by Alice Oseman

Charile and Nick so sweet and be great friends.

Eliza and Her Monsters
Eliza and Her Monsters
by Francesca Zappia

Eliza Mirk is so creative I think we would be good friends.

Reaching for Sun
Reaching for Sun
by Tracie Vaughn Zimmer

I saw a lot of Josie in me when I read this book this month so of course I want to be your friend.

Waiting
Waiting
by Carol Lynch Williams

I feel like London needs someone to listen to her and I want to be that friend.

Alex

 

 

 

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Water!

Water is a macro nutrient, which means that we need it in large amounts to live. However, water is the only macro nutrient that isn’t an energy food source. We should be drinking about 2 liters a day more than that in warmer climates due to the fact with the heat your body sweats, and you will need to replace it.

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Body Functions That Work With Water:

  • It helps with the production of saliva since water is its main compound.
  • It maintains the right body temperature by releasing sweat from skin pores to you down, which also helps with fevers.
  • It’s a protection for your spinal cord, tissue and joints water helps lubricate and keep body cells together.
  • Water works with fiber to its mix with body waste to help you rid of it and, it also prevents kidney stones.
  • Keeping dehydrated will give you a boost with daily tasks.
  • It assists digestion and nutrient absorption.
  • Improves blood oxygen circulation and fights off illness.
  • It aids in cognitive function and improves your mood.
  • It aids in keeping bright skin and prevents overall dehydration.

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Ways To Increase Your Water Intake:

  • There are apps to remind you to drink water.
  • Add spices and favors in your water to add taste.
  • Eat fruit and vegetable since they are water-based.
  • Drink before and after bathroom visits because we lose a lot of liquids like that.
  • Have water on hand everywhere you go.
  • Dilute sugary drinks with water and ice to decrease your sugar intake.
  • Snack on salty stuff and give herbal teas a try!

 

OK, that’s all I have for you today and don’t forget to keep drinking water.

Alex

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Firsts Lines Fridays

First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words. What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines?

  • Pick a book off your shelf (it could be your current read or on your TBR) and open to the first page
  • Copy the first few lines, but don’t give anything else about the book away just yet – you need to hook the reader first
  • Finally… reveal the book

Lines

It was an ugly Monday just after noon. There had been no sign of sun so far, just a thick fog that had put the blocks to traffic around the Golden Gate. I was behind the wheel of the squad car, and Inspector Rich Conklin, my partner of many years, was in the seat beside me when Claire called my cell phone.

Claire Washburn is my closest friend, and also San Francisco’s Chief Medical Examiner. This call was strictly business.

“Lindsay,” Claire shouted over the braying of car horns. “I’ve got two DBs in a single-car smash-up and I don’t know what the hell I’m looking at. If you and Richie are in the neighborhood, I could use another opinion.”

She gave me her location, and I told her we’d be there as soon as weather and traffic permitted. I repeated to Rich what Claire had said and turned the car around.

My partner is smart, steady, a glass-full type of guy, and on this particular day, he was pretty happy with himself.

He said, “Claire wants us to look at a traffic fatality?”

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And The Book Is…

Unlucky 13 (Women's Murder Club, #13)
Unlucky 13
(Women’s Murder Club #13)
by James Patterson, Maxine Paetro

Goodreads

Alex

Goodreads Book Tag

I don’t know who created this tag, but I use Goodreads a lot, so I thought it would fun to do.

1. What was the last book you marked as ‘read’?

7th Heaven (Women's Murder Club, #7)
7th Heaven
(Women’s Murder Club #7)
by James Patterson, Maxine Paetro

2. What are you currently reading?

 

Kill Alex Cross (Alex Cross, #18)
Kill Alex Cross
(Alex Cross #18)
by James Patterson

3. What was the last book you marked as ‘TBR’?

 

Full Disclosure
Full Disclosure
by Camryn Garrett

4. What book do you plan to read next?

 

Unlucky 13 (Women's Murder Club, #13)
Unlucky 13
(Women’s Murder Club #13)
by James Patterson, Maxine Paetro

5. Do you use the star rating system?

Yes, I do and I rate a book based on how much I like a book.

6. Are you doing a 2019 Reading Challenge?

Yes, 325 books so far.

7. Do you have a wishlist?

No, I don’t.

8. What book do you plan to buy next?

Hopefully, I’m not buying any because I’m broke.
9. Do you have any favorite quotes, would you like to share a few?

Never Say Never
10. Who are your favorite authors?

Top Ten Tuesday
11. Have you joined any groups?

Top 5 Wednesday.
12. Are there any questions you would like to add?

No, not really.

Alex

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Top Five Wednesday *Rewind*

Hosted by Sam @ Thoughts on Tomes and Lainey @ gingerreadslainey.

August 29 2018: Book List for Class on [pick genre/trope/etc]
–Just in time for back to school, create a reading list for a class on a bookish topic of your choice

Disability

Finding Me
Finding Me
by Kelly Gunderman

Sixteen-year-old Claire Williams spends most of her days feeling angry and alone. After a car accident took her mother and Claire’s ability to walk, life in a wheelchair is the new normal.
When she’s sent to live with her grandmother, away from school and friends, Claire has a chance for a fresh start. Just when Claire thinks she can handle things, she runs into Todd – the son of the man who caused the car accident.

At first, Claire wants nothing to do with him, but the more time they spend together, the more she hates to admit her feelings. She’s slowly falling in love with Todd.

Now, Claire’s father wants to move and take Claire with him. But she can’t go. Not now when everything is falling into place, and she’s just now finding herself. Claire’s defiant. She won’t leave Greenwood, her new friends, her grandmother, or Todd.

Can Claire find the strength to let her dad go on with his life while leaving her behind to live hers, or will she allow the guilt and shame of surviving the accident pull her back under?

Reaching for Sun
Reaching for Sun
by Tracie Vaughn Zimmer

Josie Wyatt knows what it means to be different. Her family’s small farmhouse seems to shrink each time another mansion grows up behind it. She lives with her career-obsessed mom and opinionated Gran, but has never known her father. Then there’s her cerebral palsy: even if Josie wants to forget that she was born with a disability, her mom can’t seem to let it go. Yet when a strange new boy—Jordan—moves into one of the houses nearby, he seems oblivious to all the things that make Josie different. Before long, Josie finds herself reaching out for something she’s never really known: a friend… and possibly more. Interlinked free verse poems tell the beautiful, heartfelt story of a girl, a family farm reduced to a garden, and a year of unforgettable growth.

You're Welcome, Universe
You’re Welcome, Universe
by Whitney Gardner

When Julia finds a slur about her best friend scrawled across the back of the Kingston School for the Deaf, she covers it up with a beautiful (albeit illegal) graffiti mural.

Her supposed best friend snitches, the principal expels her, and her two mothers set Julia up with a one-way ticket to a “mainstream” school in the suburbs, where she’s treated like an outcast as the only deaf student. The last thing she has left is her art, and not even Banksy himself could convince her to give that up.

Out in the ’burbs, Julia paints anywhere she can, eager to claim some turf of her own. But Julia soon learns that she might not be the only vandal in town. Someone is adding to her tags, making them better, showing off—and showing Julia up in the process. She expected her art might get painted over by cops. But she never imagined getting dragged into a full-blown graffiti war.

Laughing at My Nightmare
Laughing at My Nightmare
by Shane Burcaw

With acerbic wit and a hilarious voice, Shane Burcaw’s Laughing at My Nightmare describes the challenges he faces as a twenty-one-year-old with spinal muscular atrophy. From awkward handshakes to having a girlfriend and everything in between, Shane handles his situation with humor and a “you-only-live-once” perspective on life. While he does talk about everyday issues that are relatable to teens, he also offers an eye-opening perspective on what it is like to have a life threatening disease.

Can't Escape Love (Reluctant Royals, #2.6)
Can’t Escape Love
(Reluctant Royals #2.6)
by Alyssa Cole

Regina Hobbs is nerdy by nature, businesswoman by nurture. She’s finally taking her pop culture-centered media enterprise, Girls with Glasses, to the next level, but the stress is forcing her to face a familiar supervillain: insomnia. The only thing that helps her sleep when things get this bad is the deep, soothing voice of puzzle-obsessed live streamer Gustave Nguyen. The problem? His archive has been deleted.

Gus has been tasked with creating an escape room themed around a romance anime…except he knows nothing about romance or anime. Then mega-nerd and anime expert Reggie comes calling, and they make a trade: his voice for her knowledge. But when their online friendship has IRL chemistry, will they be able to escape love?

Alex