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These are my weekly blog memes. Each day has one (Sunday has two).

Monday: Monday’s First Sentence
Tuesday: Teaser Tuesday
Wednesday: Waiting on Wednesday
Thursday: First Chapter First Paragraphs Thursday Intros
Friday: Friday’s Page 69
Saturday: Cover Lover Saturday
Sunday: Weekly Quote & Sunday’s TBR Updates

NOTE: Around 2019 I switched around Thursday’s and Tuesday’s posts as the Monday and Tuesday posts were too close alike. So instead of Teaser Thursday it became Teaser Tuesday, and First Chapter First Paragraphs Tuesday Intros became First Chapter First Paragraph Thursday Intros.

Teaser Tuesday ~ Ben Yokoyama and the Cookie of Endless Waiting by Matthew Swanson, Robbi Behr

Teaser Tuesday ~ Ben Yokoyama and the Cookie of Endless Waiting by Matthew Swanson, Robbi Behr

Ben Yokoyama and the Cookie of Endless Waiting, Matthew Swanson, Robbi Behr, Humour, Children's Books, Illustrations
I flipped through the book and ended up on page: 122.
“But my favourite memory is how excited you were the day you met Jane.”
“Tell me.”
“You came home on the first day of second grade and told us you’d just met the apple of your eye.”
“I did?”
“You did!” his dad said with a laugh. “You must have heard that phrase somewhere. Your mom and I couldn’t stop laughing. And then we found out that she lived right on the other side of the fence.”
Ben smiled big, remembering how excited he’d been to discover that his new friend Janet was only an oak tree away.
Friday’s Page 69 ~ That Weekend by Kara Thomas

Friday’s Page 69 ~ That Weekend by Kara Thomas

That Weekend, Kara Thomas, Girl, Pier, Blue, Murder, Mystery, Friendship, Young Adult
In the window overlooking the patio, the curtains rustle. Dad’s arm tenses around me; I know he saw it too. Someone – one of Kat’s parents – watching us, maybe, studying the words forming on our lips.
But when we make our way into the kitchen, it’s empty, silent except for the hum of the fridge. The floor tiles are gleaming white, not a trace of the mess that was there earlier.
First Chapter First Paragraph Thursday Intros ~ Infamous Love by Lea Coll

First Chapter First Paragraph Thursday Intros ~ Infamous Love by Lea Coll

Infamous Love, Mountain Haven, Kissing, Man, Woman, Barber, Fame, Lea Coll
Crew, a yellow lab mix puppy -with feet larger than his body- sniffed the sidewalk, grass, and the potted plant by the door of the vet’s office.
The vet’s office was located on the outskirts of the historic town in a valley surrounded by mountains.
Glancing around quickly to see if cameras were following me, I opened the door. Crew preceded me inside. No one would follow me here. No one knew who I was.
Teaser Tuesday ~ Dark Lullaby by Polly Ho-Yen

Teaser Tuesday ~ Dark Lullaby by Polly Ho-Yen

Dark Lullaby, Polly Ho-Yen, Pregnant, Family, Dystopia, Feminism, Woman, Pregnant
Today is 20-7 so I picked page 207!
We lingered outside for longer than we should have until Seb called out to us that dinner was on the table. It reminded me, not for the first time that night, of our childhood. Of stretching out seconds into minutes more of playtime. The games we played together that only we understood. Only this time Seb’s voice replaced that of Dad’s beckoning us in. Only now, we weren’t playing games any longer.
Evie edged towards the kitchen, pausing in each shadow, picking her way through the strip of grass reluctantly, as though her home was the very last place she wanted to be.