Top Ten Tuesday

Hosted by thatartsyreadergirl.

April 30: Inspirational/Thought-Provoking Book Quotes

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Great quote from Madeleine L'Engle

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“But in the end, I see a glow

The beauty of my life I am here to show”

(From my book Dear Life)

Alex

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Library Book Haul

This is my second time as an adult that I’m checking out books from the library, and the main reason is that libraries in Malta and Gozo aren’t accessible for wheelchairs. Not going to lie, but that really hurts me as a bookworm. So, my mum must play the guessing game to guess which books I haven’t read. Anyway, without further ado here are the books! By the way, I did a post about my favourite libraries which I’ll link here.

Angel
(Maximum Ride #7)
by James Patterson
The Leopard
(Harry Hole #8)
by Jo Nesbø
The Redbreast
(Harry Hole #3)
by Jo Nesbø
Nemesis
(Harry Hole #4)
by Jo Nesbø
Conviction
(Christopher Paget #4)
by Richard North Patterson
The Murder Bag
(Max Wolfe #1)
by Tony Parsons
Tennison
(Tennison #1)
by Lynda La Plante

I might have already read of these books by the time this is posted, sorry.

Alex

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

A GREY BIRD GLIDED IN AND OUT OF HARRY’S FIELD OF vision. He drummed his fingers on the steering wheel. Slow time. Somebody had been talking about ‘slow time’ on TV yesterday. This was slow time. Like on Christmas Eve before Father Christmas came. Or sitting in the electric chair before the current was turned on.
He drummed harder.
They were parked in the open area behind the ticket booths at the toll gate. Ellen turned up the radio a notch. The commentator spoke with reverence and solemnity.
‘The plane landed fifty minutes ago, and at exactly 6.38 a.m. the President set foot on Norwegian soil. He was welcomed by the Mayor of Ullensaker. It is a wonderful autumn day here in Oslo: a splendid Norwegian backdrop to this summit meeting.

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The Book Is…

The Redbreast (Harry Hole, #3)
The Redbreast
(Harry Hole #3)
by Jo Nesbø

Goodreads

Alex

 

Top Five Wednesday

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

April 10th: Favorite Jokesters

The Real Lady Detective Agency
The Real Lady Detective Agency
by Rebecca Jane

The ladies will make you laugh out loud even if you’re reading in a place where you can’t laugh, which is a bad idea by the way.

My Life Among the Underdogs: A Memoir
My Life Among the Underdogs: A Memoir
by Tia Torres

When reading this book I cried and laughed, I cried because hearing what some of the dogs had to go through in their lives played with my emotions, however, the dogs in this book are pure jokesters.

Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things
Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things
by Jenny Lawson

Jenny Lawson opens up about her mental illness in a funny way and she doesn’t do it for self-pity but to create awareness on this subject.

Seriously... I'm Kidding
Seriously… I’m Kidding
by Ellen DeGeneres

Ellen DeGeneres, has some kind of humor and I listened to Ellen herself reading her book and if I remember right, I listened to it on YouTube if you want to check it out.

To All the Boys I've Loved Before (To All the Boys I've Loved Before, #1)
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before
(To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before #1)
by Jenny Han

I guess, Kitty, Lara Jean’s sister is a jokester because she does joke around and she does a prank or two.

Alex

 

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

My mouse hovered over the options under “Status” for my social profile. The cursor glided between “Separated” and “It’s Complicated.” Which one was correct?
I mean, technically we were going to be separated. He was here in California, and I would soon be in New England. But there was no official paperwork filed. I was just going to go. But if I said it was complicated, well, that wasn’t exactly true either. There was nothing complicated about it. He hit me, and I packed my bags. Although, it wasn’t the first time he had hit me, and I don’t know why it took me as long as it did to leave. Maybe it was complicated.
I clicked the ‘x’ button, closing out of the window, leaving my status as “Married” until I could make up my mind. Then, closing my laptop and slipping it into my purple suitcase along with the charger, I walked out the front door into the early morning air to catch my taxi to the airport. Hector had gone into work early, and he wasn’t expecting to see me for at least a few hours.

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The Book Is..

Maple Creek
Maple Creek
by Elizabeth Penn

Goodreads

My Review Here

Alex