Friday, May 23, 2014

May 23rd's Book Beginning and Friday 56

We've made it to another Friday.  Even better, this is the Friday of a holiday weekend!  How's that for exciting?  Anyway, if it is Friday, that must mean it is time for Book Beginning and Friday 56.

This week, I'll be pulling quotes from 'Til Dirt Do Us Part by Edith Maxwell.  This is the second in her Local Foods Mystery series, which features a farmer in Massachusetts as the main character.



The books starts with:

"Are we holding a dinner here or not?"  A peremptory voice resounded from the wide doorway of the barn at Produce Plus Plus Farm.

Jumping to page 56, we find:

"Do you want their deaths on your head?"

(No, I'm not playing fair with that second quote at all, but it's too good to pass up. Just know I quoted it completely out of context.)

Interested in knowing more?  While the book doesn't officially come out until Tuesday, I've been reading an ARC this week, and my review went live yesterday.

22 comments:

  1. That second quote is definitely not fair! I hadn't heard of this series until I read your review yesterday. Definitely sounds like it's worth looking into.

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    1. Thank you. Thank you very much.

      And I'm glad I could introduce you to a new series.

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  2. I love the title and the cover. The quotes are fun too. Here is my post: Mixed Book Bag

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  3. Love it. I have an idea of the "who" in "their deaths".

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    1. You must have an ARC of the book as well.

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  4. Could someone be cranky because dinner is late? Those opening sentences would definitely make me keep reading! I'm also wondering whose death they're talking about -- animal or vegetable? Sounds like a fun book.
    Here's the link to my Friday post: THE DOCTOR'S INDISCRETION.

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    1. Yes, dinner being late can make you cranky, although this character is just plain cranky anyway.

      No clues about the 56, however.

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  5. Why do I get a feeling the second quote is about vegetables? I can totally see a farmer getting really passionate when his cabbages are threatened! 'Vegetables have feelings too!' But this sounds like a really fun read and a nice series to read! On my way to check out your review! Thanks for sharing :) I hope you have a great holiday weekend!
    My Friday Memes
    Juli @ Universe in Words

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    1. That would be interesting if it were about vegetables, wouldn't it?

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  6. I like cranky and crazy, guess that says enough about me......

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    1. It says we'd make great friends, I think. :)

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  7. This sounds really good. It's on my wishlist.

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    1. Wishing you success in getting it soon. :)

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  8. This sounds like a great read! Love that cover.

    Check out my Friday 56.

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    1. Yes, the cover is wonderful, isn't it?

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  9. I'm definitely intrigued! Looks like a good series.

    Happy weekend!

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    1. You're intrigued? My work here is done.

      Have a great weekend yourself.

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  10. Nice Book Beginnings choice and I really like your 56 choice, I'm really going to have to give this series a try.

    Here's my Friday 56
    -Kimberly @ Turning the Pages

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    1. When you get to this series, I hope you enjoy it.

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  11. What a beginning! I would keep reading.....

    Here is my Book Beginning post!!


    What a 56!!

    Here is my Friday 56 post!!

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