Friday, 30 December 2016

Friday Reads 30th December 2016

Friday 56 is hosted at Freda's Voice and Book Beginnings is hosted by Rose City Reader. The idea is to share a sentence or so from the first page and the 56th page of the book you are currently reading! 

The Haunting of Maddy Clare
Book Beginning:
"The day I met Mr Gellis, I had been walking in the rain."
Friday 56: 
"Despite Mr Gellis' assurances, I could hear the words as they came from my lips, and they sounded insane. I sounded like a delusional woman who has had a waking nightmare."
I am feeling a bit slumpy at the moment so I decided to put my currently reading books to one side for a second and dive into some re-reads. I first read The Haunting of Maddy Clare last October and loved it so I am interested to see if I love it as much the second time around.  

You can also find us on Goodreads (Ann and Clare) to keep up with what we are reading

16 comments:

  1. It's sometimes comforting to reread a book, isn't it? I hope you're enjoying the story as much the second time around. I love the cover.
    My Friday post features N√°√°piikoan Winter.

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    1. I certainly am so far! And that was exactly my thought - I need something comforting!

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  2. That 56 is excellent - I may be adding this to my tbr. :)

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    1. You definitely should! Simone St. James is a favourite author of mine!

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  3. That is an excellent idea for a reading slump...pick up an old favorite. Enjoy! My Friday Quotes

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    1. It generally works for me! I hope it does this time - I'd hate to start the New Year in a reading slump!

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  4. I have this one! I've yet to read it but it was a daily deal and I couldn't resist. I'll definitely have to check it out now!

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    1. I hope you get to read it soon! And that you enjoy it - it's one of my favourites!

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  5. What a good idea, grabbing a book we loved when we're in a slump. I like the look of this one...great cover, and the excerpts make me want to know more.

    Thanks for sharing, and here's mine: “THE MISSING”

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    1. I really like this book - and all Simone St. James' works!

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  6. I do this often. I have a couple of go to books that I reread often. It's relaxing:)

    A classic line for this one.

    My Friday 56 from Guarded

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    1. I have books like that too! I've never re-read this one before but I think I'll enjoy it! :)

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  7. You have me piqued. :-) Wishing you the best in 2017!

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  8. oh wow, must have been really good if you already re-read it! I went to see what it was all about. Romance and ghosts are not my cup of tea, so I'll just comment on the beauty of the book cover

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    1. Ghosts are not usually my cup of tea but romance generally is - and they both work well in this one! It is a lovely book cover - and I love that it matches her other books even though they aren't a series!

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