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Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout (16)

Kindle: 1297 KBPrint: 294 pagesPublisher: Entangled: Teen (May 8, 2012)ASIN: B00K48GW96
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Starting over sucks. When we moved to West Virginia right before my senior year, I'd pretty much resigned myself to thick accents, dodgy internet access, and a whole lot of boring...until I spotted my hot neighbor, with his looming height and eerie green eyes. Things were looking up. And then he opened his mouth. Daemon is infuriating. Arrogant. Stab-worthy. We do not get along. At all. But when a stranger attacks me and Daemon literally freezes time with a wave of his hand, well, something...unexpected happens. The hot alien living next door marks me. You heard me. Alien. Turns out Daemon and his sister have a galaxy of enemies wanting to steal their abilities, and Daemon's touch has me lit up like the Vegas Strip. The only way I'm getting out of this alive is by sticking close to Daemon until my alien mojo fades. If I don't kill him first, that is.

# 1 NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY B…

The #Friday56 #Instagram56

Welcome to week 421!


RULES:

*Grab a book, any book.

*Turn to Page 56 or 56% on your ereader.
If you have to improvise, that is okay.

*Find a snippet, short and sweet.

*Post it, and add the url to your post in the Linky below.

Also join in the fun on Instagram using the hashtags #Instagram56 #Friday56

Happy weekend to you all!

Please excuse the stupid links that Linky adds to my link up. I am frustrated but there is nothing I can do about it. I am not even able to delete them. Please do not click on them. You will know which ones they are.


Check out this read on Amazon.



Here is my snippet from page 56 on my Kindle...






Red Sparrow

AVAILABLE NOW!
RATED R
141 minutes
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A young Russian intelligence officer is assigned to seduce a first-tour CIA agent who handles the CIA's most sensitive penetration of Russian intelligence. The two young officers collide in a charged atmosphere of trade-craft, deception, and inevitably forbidden passion that threatens not just their lives but the lives of others as well.

REVIEW: I heard so many bad reviews about this movie that I was convinced that I wouldn't like it.
I was wrong, so very wrong.
I have to admit the acting from these pretty good actors was a little lame, but the story itself had me rapt. I like the idea of a femme fatale, albeit it's been done a gazillion times. It was the twisted story that I appreciated. Sparrows are sick. They know how to manipulate and turn their emotions off to where you are not sure which side she is really on. You think you have her figured out and then nope.
I really liked that. A total cat and mouse kind of thing.
If you like sexy an…

My Mother Was Nuts by Penny Marshall (15)

Kindle: 48257 KBPrint: 354 pagesPublisher: Amazon Publishing (Sept. 18 2012)ASIN: B008L4KRCS
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Most people know Penny Marshall as the director of Big and A League of Their Own. What they don’t know is her trailblazing career was a happy accident. In this funny and intimate memoir, Penny takes us from the stage of The Jackie Gleason Show in 1955 to Hollywood’s star-studded sets, offering up some hilarious detours along the way.
My Mother Was Nuts is an intimate backstage pass to Penny’s personal life, her breakout role on The Odd Couple, her exploits with Cindy Williams and John Belushi, and her travels across Europe with Art Garfunkel on the back of a motorcycle. We see Penny get married. And divorced. And married again (the second time to Rob Reiner). We meet a young Carrie Fisher, whose close friendship with Penny has spanned decades. And we see Penny at work with Tom Hanks, Mark Wahlberg, Whoopi Goldberg, Robert De Niro, and Whitney Houston. Throughout it all, from her childhood s…

The #Friday56 #Instagram56

Welcome to week 420!


RULES:

*Grab a book, any book.

*Turn to Page 56 or 56% on your ereader.
If you have to improvise, that is okay.

*Find a snippet, short and sweet.

*Post it, and add the url to your post in the Linky below.

Also join in the fun on Instagram using the hashtags #Instagram56 #Friday56

Congrats to Yvonne, (Socrates Book Reviews) for winning the memeversary giveaway!

Happy weekend to you all!

Please excuse the stupid links that Linky adds to my link up. I am frustrated but there is nothing I can do about it. I am not even able to delete them. Please do not click on them. You will know which ones they are.


Check out this read on Amazon.



Here is my snippet from page 56% on my Kindle...






#Win The Fourth Courier by Timothy Jay Smith (US)

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Raised crisscrossing America pulling a small green trailer behind the family car, Timothy Jay Smith developed a ceaseless wanderlust that has taken him around the world many times. Polish cops and Greek fishermen, mercenaries and arms dealers, child prostitutes and wannabe terrorists, Indian Chiefs and Indian tailors: he hung with them all in an unparalleled international career that saw him smuggle banned plays from behind the Iron Curtain, maneuver through Occupied Territories, represent the U.S. at the highest levels of foreign governments, and stowaway aboard a “devil’s barge” for a three-days crossing from Cape Verde that landed him in an African jail. These experiences explain the unique breadth and sensibility of Tim’s work, for which he’s won top honors. Fire on the Island won the Gold Medal in the 2017 Faulkner-Wisdom Competition for the Novel. He won the Paris Prize for Fiction (now the Paris Literary Prize) for his novel, A Vision of AngelsKirkus Reviews ca…