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Thursday, January 10, 2013

Friday Posts...January 11

Alison Can Read.
Parajunkee's View

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?

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!

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!


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

    I followed you through GFC. Follow me back?

  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.

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

  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,


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

  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



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