Thursday, October 6, 2011

Thursday Hops

This week’s theme is:

ANTONYMS (Pick 2 snippets that have an opposite i.e. if one sentence has OPEN the other should have CLOSE).

Pumpkin Roll 
The wrong way:
When she turned back, the screen door had closed. Did she dare open it again? 
Page 24 of Pumpkin Roll by Josi S Kilpack
The right way:
"The chain-type locks like they have on hotel room doors. They're far more effective at keeping people out than they get credit for. A swing bolt would be even better."

"We better get those pancakes off the griddle," she said, hurrying back to breakfast.
Both from page 59 of Pumpkin Roll

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Third Sentence Thursday

Third Sentence Thursday is a weekly meme which likes to sculpts castles out of clouds!
Click the picture to go to Host, Sniffly Kitty's Mostly Books Blog.

1) Take the book you are reading now and post the third sentence
2) Review this sentence anyway you want (funny and silly reviews encouraged)
3) Post a link to your sentence here (in the comments) or if you don't have a blog, just post it in the comments!

Pumpkin Roll by Josi S Kilpack
Since I just finished this I will take the third sentence from the last chapter - no spoiler.

She attempted to sit up straighter, but between her shoulder, surgically repaired and supported by a fashionable foam-enhanced sling, and the stitched-up stab wound in her side, it was painful.

OUCH! Hope it is the bad guy.

And since we have been having more meltdowns and sensory issues than I care to think about I am still on , but almost finished, with the same books. So I will take the sentences from the chapters where I am. As you can see I am almost done and should be posting reviews shortly. Light a candle. :D

The Chosen One (Grimsley Hollow Series)

Grimsley Hollow by Nicole Storey
His father sounded worried. 
Chapter 23

Um, not a good thing. If dad is worried we all need to be worried. Maybe not as much as if mom were worried. If mom is worried there is a good chance she is wondering if you will survive dad's punishment. Dad being worried maybe it's about work or a safety issue with the family or  the house..but not punishment. Dad doesn't worry about your survival in that instance.

The Choice

The Choice by Lorhainne Eckhart
“Sam please don’t. That’s not how it’s done here.” 
Chapter 20

Does Sam need an instruction booklet? I hope this isn't a sex scene.

The Facts Speak for Themselves

The Facts Speak For Themselves by Brock Cole
I can hear her coming down the hall, her heels clicking. 
Chapter 10

Okay when you hear the heels clicking down the hall it is either the police, a female principal or a nun.  Possibly your mother, (in which case listen closer - is dad with her?) None of it is sounding good to me.

These should be finished by this weekend. I have added pages at the top for past  book reviews and a page for guest posts and short stories. Don't forget to check out the Halloween Fun guest posts. Today is author Ami Blackwelder with a Halloween excerpt from Shifters 2040. This is one of the books in the giveaway so check it out.

Please leave me a comment. I need an sane voice. 


Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Good choice for the theme! Thanks for sharing.


Jennifer G. said...

I'm back!!! Finally lol. My poor blog, it felt so neglected. Great choices for this week! Lucky you, you were able to find yours in one sentence! I wasn't sure I was going to be able to find anything. Then, as I was reading my current book, I read the perfect couple of pages!

Cat said...

Great choices for this week. I was surprised how many there were when I really started looking.

kavyen said...

LOL, I love how you did the right way, wrong way :) Got me smiling! Good choice and I liked the antonyms you chose as well.

KB said...


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