BEA'S BOOK NOOK "I can't imagine a man really enjoying a book and reading it only once." C. S. Lewis “If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.” ― Oscar Wilde

Friday, April 24, 2020

Friday Memes: Written in Red by Anne Bishop

I'm participating in two Friday book memes, Book Beginnings On Fridays, hosted by Rose City Reader, and The Friday 56, hosted by Freda's Voice.

Every Friday, share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires. Please remember to include the title of the book and the author’s name.

For the Friday 56, grab a book, any book. Turn to Page 56, or 56% on your ereader. If you have to improvise, that's okay. Find a snippet, short and sweet. Post it, and add the url to your post at the link here.

In between my other reads this past week, I've been dipping into Written in Red, which is a favorite, and a comfort read. I've read it in full about a dozen times. I'm not so much reading it as bouncing around, rereading favorite scenes and quotes. 

This is from the prologue.

Long ago, Namid gave birth to all kinds of life, including the beings known as humans. She gave the humans fertile pieces of herself, and she gave them good water. Understanding their nature and the nature of her other offspring, she also gave them enough isolation that they would have a chance to survive and grow. And they did.


The quote is from page 56 in the hardcover.

Monty looked in that direction as he walked into the store--and froze.
Amber eyes stared at him. Lips lifted off the teeth in a silent snarl as the creature lying in front of a bookcase rose to its feet. The damn thing was big. Its shoulder would be even with his hip if they were standing side by side, and he was sure it outweighed him.

Click on cover to go the Goodreads page.

What book are you embarking on? A comfort read or something new? Please share in the comments.

28 comments:

  1. This is such a good series. Isn't it funny that such a violentish book is a comfort read right now?! Excellent selection.

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    1. It is odd, isn't it? I think it's the relationships and the hope that keep bringing me back.

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  2. Great snippets! I have been eyeing Anne Bishop's books, and love the covers, too. Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

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    1. This is an excellent series and one you have to read in order.

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  3. I love this series! Great quotes :)
    Konna @ The Reading Armchair

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  4. Sounds like a great read!!! It must be though if you've read it 12 times! Wowsers!! Happy weekend, stay safe!

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  5. This book sounds awesome, especially since you've read it so many times. Thanks for sharing! Hope you have a nice weekend! Stay safe! :)

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  6. I haven't read this author, yet. It looks good.

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    1. It's an amazing series, full of romance, action, intrigue, and violence with subtle and not so subtle political commentary.

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  7. Thanks for sharing this new-to-me author and series.

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  8. I haven't heard of this series before. I hope you are enjoying it.

    Stay Safe and Stay Inside
    My Friday quotes are from LONESOME DOVE

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    1. Oh, if you like UF at all, you should check it out.

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  9. I do love this book but I have only read it once. I think that the book that I have read the most is the first book in the Sookie Stackhouse series and I have probably read that one 6 or 7 times.

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    1. It's been years since I've read that one. I think I read it 5 or 6 times.

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  10. Hi,
    Sounds mysterious...thanks for sharing this new author.
    Have a great day!

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  11. Written in Red is one of my favorites too. I love this series. I hope you have a good weekend. Stay safe and well.

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    1. It's so awesome! Have a good weekend, and be safe.

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  12. I listened to this one a couple of years ago and really enjoyed it. I got the 2nd book on Audible but haven't listened to it yet. I may need to move it up the list!

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    1. Yes, yes! Move it up the list. It's so good.

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  13. It sounds like a story to get lost in. I am finishing the VERY long book, The Overstory by Richard Powers. I liked it until it just went on and on and on. I want it to be done.

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    1. Oh, that's unfortunate. I hope it picks up or ends soon.

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  14. I love this series. I bugged my daughter to read it and she wouldn't until I bribed her and then.. she read it 28 times!

    I am reading all new stuff right now. I did reread River Marked over the weekend as part of Deweys for the Read-along.

    Anne - Books of My Heart

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    1. Oh, I haven't read River Marked since it was released. That's funny about bribing your daughter!

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