Friday, 15 June 2018

The Friday 56 and Book Blogger Hop: 15th-21st June 2018

Rules:
*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your ereader (If you have to improvise, that's ok.)
*Find any sentence, (or few, just don't spoil it)
*Post it.
* Head over to Frida's Voice to find more #Friday56



56% on Kindle: The Hating Game a Novel by Sally Thorne

I want to know why you were so sad today, Shortcake.” It's uncanny how he senses shifts in my mood.
I just was. I was thinking about everything at stake for me.”
Tell me.”
I can't. You're my nemesis.”
You're awfully snuggly with your nemesis.” It's true I'm snuggling.
I don't want to talk about me. We never talk about you. I probably don't know anything about you.”

(blurb from Goodreads)
Nemesis (n.)
1) An opponent or rival whom a person cannot best or overcome;
2) A person’s undoing;
3) Joshua Templeman.
Lucy Hutton and Joshua Templeman hate each other. Not dislike. Not begrudgingly tolerate. Hate. And they have no problem displaying their feelings through a series of ritualistic passive aggressive maneuvers as they sit across from each other, executive assistants to co-CEOs of a publishing company. Lucy can’t understand Joshua’s joyless, uptight, meticulous approach to his job. Joshua is clearly baffled by Lucy’s overly bright clothes, quirkiness, and Pollyanna attitude.

Now up for the same promotion, their battle of wills has come to a head and Lucy refuses to back down when their latest game could cost her her dream job…But the tension between Lucy and Joshua has also reached its boiling point, and Lucy is discovering that maybe she doesn’t hate Joshua. And maybe, he doesn’t hate her either. Or maybe this is just another game.

*****



About the Book Blogger Hop

The Book Blogger Hop was originally created by Jennifer from Crazy-For-Books in March 2010 and ended on December 31, 2012. With Jennifer's permission, I relaunched the meme on February 15, 2013.

Each week the hop will start on a Friday and end on Thursday. There will be a weekly prompt featuring a book related question. The hop's purpose is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers to your own blog. 

Question: 15th - 21st - You have just won a $100.00 Visa gift card. Will you spend the entire amount on a rare collector's edition you have always wanted, or buy several newly-published books? Explain your choice. (submitted by Maria @ A Night's Dream of Books)

Answer: I like buying books, but I'm not so interested in owning a collectable first edition/rare edition. If I was a serious collector, I very much doubt $100 would be enough to secure such a purchase...it depends on the author. 

I would probably spend the gift card on books I'd like to read that have been too expensive to buy...outside my reading budget. I may also look to see if a favourite book has been published in hardback because I love owning those. Therefore, I wouldn't restrict my options to only buying newly published books. My choices would be flexible.