Friday, June 15, 2012

Friday: TGIF/Friday Find/Follow Friday/Finished Friday

Feature & Follow is a weekly tradition hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read. Rules of the game: Follow our lovely hosts, Follow their feature, and Follow other bloggers.

Q. Happy Father's Day!! Who is your favorite dad character in a book and why?

Silas Marner, adoptive father to Eppie, Silas Marner by George Eliot. She comes into his life by chance when she is two years old.  He loves her as his own. 
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TGIF is a Friday Feature hosted by Ginger at GReads! The point of TGIF is to re-cap on this week’s posts and answer the question of the week!

Most Valuable Book:
From your personal collection of books, which ones hold the most value to you? Is it signed by the author? Or maybe it's your favorite story of all time? Share it with us.
I cannot name just one. All my poetry books are valuable for me. Those range from Chaucer to contemporary. Then some classics, like Jane Eyre, Rebecca and To Kill a Mockingbird. I will add my collection of P G Wodehouse, Tintin and Asterix too. What else? Oh yes, the Millennium Trilogy by Stieg Larsson. I have lot more.....

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FRIDAY FINDS showcases the books you ‘found’ and added to your To Be Read (TBR) list… whether you found them online, or in a bookstore, or in the library — wherever! (they aren’t necessarily books you purchased).

‘Oh my God, what’s happening to me? After all this time, please, not again!’
 Jeanne Le Page, gripped by fear and panic, struggles to breathe as the ferry arrives in Guernsey – the island she had fled fifteen years before, traumatised by a family tragedy.
Now she has to return after another death. Her beloved grandmother has bequeathed Jeanne her old cottage. She intends to stay just long enough to sell her inheritance. Deeply unhappy after the recent end of a relationship, she has no desire to pick up her old life in her birthplace.
Jeanne is shocked to find that the cottage holds a secret going back to the German Occupation. She becomes drawn into learning more, delaying her planned departure. At the same time, while unveiling the truth of what happened to her family, she puts herself in mortal danger.
She has to relive the tragedy as the ghosts continue to haunt her. But over time the island works its magic, encouraging her to live and love again .


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Finished Friday is weekly meme created by Jennifer of Books That Spark where you share your reading accomplishments for the week, month, or just whenever you want to take part!
I have read 14 books since the beginning of June and on my 15th. Here is the list of books I read:

1) All  I Saw Was The Girl by Peter Leonard
2) Sweet Release by Pamela Clare
3) Unbreak my Heart by Helen Scott Taylor
4) The Duchess of Love by Sally MacKenzie
5) Real Courage (poetry Chapbook) by Michael Meyerhofer
7) Murder In The Ashram by Kathleen McCaul
8) Cut Short by Leigh Russell
9) Sons And Princes by James LePore
10) Heart Of Mine by Michelle Beattie
11) Nothing Stays In Vegas by Elena Aitken
12) Calico Joe by John Grisham
13) Tempest in the Tea Leaves by Kari Lee Townsend
14) Bleed For me by Michael Robotham
15) Cuts Like A Knife by M.K. Gilroy (currently reading)

13 comments:

bermudaonion said...

My sister moaned and groaned so much about having to read Silas Marner that I've never read it.

Annette said...

Thanks for visiting. It is very difficult to limit your favorites to just one!

Lisa (Lost in Literature) said...

Definitely two tough questions today! All of my books are very special to me as well. :)

Thanks for stopping by! :)

Lisa @ Lost in Literature
My FF & TGIF

City Girl Who Loves to Read said...

A nice book dad choice.

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Jen Ryland/YA Romantics said...

I haven't read Silas Marner either. Maybe someday!
Thanks for stopping by my TGIF!

Concise Reviews By Michelle said...

I am a new follower, My FF link is here. :) Great picks.
http://concisebookreviewsbymichelle.blogspot.com/2012/06/ff-follow-friday-hop-615.html

Cassi Haggard said...

I haven't read that but that's sweet.

My follow friday. Hope you visit!

Jessica@a GREAT read said...

Not familiar with those, but I'll take your word for it!

Thanks for visiting my blog!

Mrs. Jones said...

I havent read that...
but good choice.

New follower
Feel free to come follow me back! :)

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Jennifer L. Bielman said...

Hmm, never heard of that book but hope he is a great dad.

Thanks for stopping by.

Alysia said...

WOW! You read a lot of books this month. I am on 2 and they are still going. LOL! WOW!

Alison Can Read said...

Hopping through. I've never read Silas Marner. All those classics I "should" read.
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