Friday, November 18, 2022

November 18th's Friday Post

We made it to Friday!  That means it is time for another Friday post where I will be linking up to:

Book Beginnings
First Line Friday
Friday 56
Book Blogger Hop

For the first three this week, I will be featuring teasers from Blind Side by Penny Warner.

This is the fifth book in the Connor Westphal series.  Connor is a deaf reporter in the Sierra Nevada mountains in California.  Naturally, she keeps finding herself involves in mysteries.

Here's how this particular book begins:

"As darkness raged torrentially outside the frog-jumping pavilion, news of Rosie the Ribbeter's untimely suicide spread through the festival like a case of viral warts...."
I stopped reading the contest entry that had just arrived on my desk at the Eureka! newspaper office.

Just to be clear, the part I have in quotes is from what Connor is reading.  And it really sets the light tone of the first few chapters of this book.  

Jumping ahead to page 56, we find this:

"I think he -" Dan stopped abruptly and raised a hand, alert to something downstream.  I froze.
Was someone hiding nearby?

That makes you keep reading, doesn't it?

I enjoyed this one.  My review will be coming on Monday, so I hope you'll come back and see what I thought.

Now, it's time for the Book Blogger Hop.  Here's this week's question:

Do you like writing short or long reviews?

I feel like I write medium reviews.  I don't think too hard about length.  I just write until I've finished what I wanted to say.  I like that I don't have to worry about it too much and just write what I want to write.

Do you think I write long or short reviews?

Have a wonderful weekend!


  1. Oh, I am looking forward to reading your review of this book! I've been looking for cozy mysteries featuring amateur sleuths who have a disability. Thanks for sharing. I think your reviews are medium length like mine are. Writing what you want to write is so important! Have a great weekend. :)

  2. That sounds like a good book.

    I have a set format for my reviews and try to write just under a page. I don't want to waffle, but I also don't want it to look like I haven't bothered - particularly when it comes to Blog Tour reviews.

    Have a great weekend!

    Emily @ Budget Tales Book Blog
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  3. That beginning has me laughing... what a way to tell a murder story! :-) Happy weekend!

  4. Sounds like a good one. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Okay, this sounds awesome! Adding this series to my list right now. Thanks for sharing! Hope you have a great weekend! :)

  6. Well, that's certainly a way to start a story!
    Have a great weekend!

  7. I haven't heard of this one, but it sounds good. I'll have to look for it.

  8. Your reviews are definitely medium length. Blind Side looks like a lot of fun!

  9. My first line comes from Nightfall in the Garden of Deep Time by award winner Tracy Higley!
    Location- from the street
    A wasted city lot, hidden behind a blank wall of moldering brick, empty of all but scrabbly weeds grown tree-height and the wind-blown detritus of several apathetic generations.

  10. I agree - generally yours are medium - as are mine, sometimes edging toward long, whatever that is. First time joining the Blogger Hop.
    Terrie @ Bookshelf Journeys


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