Friday, March 11, 2016

March 11th's Book Beginning and Friday 56

We've almost made it!  Just one more day to go until the weekend.  That must mean it's time for Book Beginning and Friday 56.

This week's book is The Big Chili by Julia Buckley.




Here's how the book begins:

My chocolate Labrador watched me as I parked my previously loved Volvo wagon and took my covered pan out of the backseat; the autumn wind buffeted my face and made a mess of my hair.

And jumping a head to page 56, we find:

Pet sighed.  "This is what upsets me, Lilah,"
"What?"
"I- Well, I'm afriad people will say I had a motive."

If all goes according to play, I should be finishing this book up today.  I'm enjoying it so far; here's hoping that continues."

18 comments:

  1. It's been a while since I visited your blog. Is that a new cover photo with the colorful ornaments and books? I like it. Why is the Volvo previously loved? That sentence doesn't make sense to me.
    My Friday Quotes

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    1. Yes, that is a new cover photo. Thanks for noticing.

      I was guessing that previously loved just meant old and used, although I see someone else has another definition.

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  2. I like the quotes. I haven't seen this one before, but it sound like it's a good one. Thanks for sharing. :-)

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    1. You're welcome. This is the first in a new series that just came out a few months ago.

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  3. If you've ever had a Volvo, you'll understand - there comes a time when you don't love it anymore. At that point, it's previously loved. Here's my Friday Book Hour

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    1. Thanks for the explanation. Never having owned a Volvo, I didn't get it completely either.

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  4. I've never owned a Volvo but I have friends who have and they feel the same way....lol...I like the cover and this sounds like it could be a fun mystery - does it have chili recipes? I'm looking for a new one...lol...Here's my Friday meme

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    1. Yes, the book does have a chili recipe. Just the one, but it would certainly make for an interesting twist on chili. There are some other delicious sounding recipes in the back as well.

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  5. the quote keeps me in suspense. It's really interesting to know the reason of this quote. :)

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    1. And for that, you'd have to read more. ;)

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  6. Sounds good. This week I am spotlighting The Skeleton Garden by Marty Wingate - a cozy mystery. Happy reading!

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  7. Sounds fun and different too! Happy weekend!

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    1. Happy weekend and thanks for hosting as always.

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  8. I haven't heard of this series but I can't resist a foodie cozy series! Adding to my TBR!

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    1. It's a sub-genre that is hard for me to resist as well.

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  9. Oh, it has a dog in it. Sold already. And food too! LOL Two great themes in a fun cozy.

    My 56 - http://fuonlyknew.com/2016/03/11/the-friday-56-97-forest-of-memory-authenticities-and-captures/

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    1. The dog is certainly very cute in this one.

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