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Thursday, January 10, 2013

Friday Posts...January 11

Alison Can Read.
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Feature and Follow Friday.
Congratulations to the featured blogs:  Never Too Fond of Books and The Haunting of Orchid Forsythia

Question of the day:

If you could choose one supernatural being/creature to really exists what would it be and why?


Answer: 
I'd like The Incredibles to really exist.  They are the good guys and have really "incredible" gifts. And, of course, I'd like to be Elasti-Girl, or have her gifts!

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Rose City Reader
Book Beginnings on Friday

Book: Boy 21 by Matthew Quick, from the preface: "Sometimes I pretend that shooting hoops in my backyard is my earliest memory."

Thoughts: I've only read the preface so far. What I know to this point: the boy's mother is gone, his grandfather lives with them, and the boy wants to please his father by being really good at basketball. I liked Matthew Quick's first book, Sorta like a Rock Star so I am looking forward to this one. I am hoping that it will be a book that attracts male readers, a hard audience to please.


Have a fun Friday!

8 comments:

  1. Oh, The Incredibles! They're amazing.

    I followed you through GFC. Follow me back?

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  2. I'm wondering what his first memory really is -- and why does he pretend that it's different?
    My Friday 56/Book Beginning post is from GOODNIGHT NOBODY.

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  3. Cute answer, I chose "unicorns"
    New follower via GFC :)
    Here's mine
    "BookShelves Of Dreams"

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  4. Hi Anne,

    It sounds as though he is trying to block some unpleasant memory from his past, I would need to read on, if only to discover just what was so awful that it needs to be forgotten!

    I have read quite a few YA books just lately, so for that reason alone I haven't added this book to my list, although it does sound intrigung and I love the cover art!

    I hope that you are having a good weekend so far,

    Yvonne

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  5. Sounds like a good book...hope you're enjoying it. And thanks for visiting my blog.

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  6. thanks for stopping by, Anne! I hope you enjoy Boy 21.. I'll be looking out for a review from you :)
    Nice choice on the FF&F as well.. Though I think I would choose the daughter's powers-- the force fields and disappearing acts are pretty cool. thanks for sharing!
    new follower

    Aspen
    http://inner-aspen.blogspot.com

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