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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 First sentence/first paragraph is very close together.

Teaser Tuesday ~ The Creature of the Pines

Teaser Tuesday ~ The Creature of the Pines

The Creature of the Pines, The Unicorn Rescue Society, Book 1, Dragon, Jersey Devil, Adventure, Friendship, Children's Books, Illustrations, Adam Gidwitz, Hatem Aly, Blue, Boy, Girl, Old Man, Woods, Trees
Today is the 23rd of June so I decided to go with that number as % in this delightful book.

It had a body like a tiny deer’s.
But it had wings.
And claws on its front legs.
And hooves in the back.
And sharp teeth.
And it was blue. Except for its belly and its wings, which were red.
And a face that looked more than anything, like a tiny dragon’s.
Elliot would have been insanely terrified, excerpt for the fact that it was rather small. About the size of a cat.
Also, it was completely caught in a tangle of pink ribbon.

Friday’s Page 69 ~ Two Girls Staring at the Ceiling

Friday’s Page 69 ~ Two Girls Staring at the Ceiling

Friendship, Lucy Frank, Sick, Contemporary, Hospital Shirt, Back, Girl, Ponytail, Two Girls Staring at the Ceiling, Poetry, Verse, Hospital, Realistic Fiction,
Bri ties a blue GET WELL balloon
to my IV pole, dumps
from her shopping bag
a box of pink Peeps bunnies,
rhinestone flip-flops,
a puzzle book,
a whiskery stuffed mouse.
“It’s amazing what you can find
at the ninety-nine-cent store.
Care for a four-month-old Peep?
Your mom said you can’t have
any food, but everyone knows
Peeps don’t qualify.”

First Chapter First Paragraph Thursday Intros ~ With the Fire on High

First Chapter First Paragraph Thursday Intros ~ With the Fire on High

Cooking, Grandparents, Grandma, With the Fire on High, Red, Fruits, Bandana, Girl, Parenting, Young Adult, Elizabeth Acevedo,
Babygirl doesn’t even cry when I suck my teeth and undo her braid for the fourth time. If anything, I’m the one on the verge of tears, since at this rate we’re both going to be late.
“Babygirl, I’m sorry. I know it hurts. Mommy just doesn’t want you looking like a hot mess.
She seems unfazed by my apology, probably because thing (1) I’m not braiding tight enough to actually hurt her (which is why her hair is all loosey-lopsided!), and thing (2) Babygirl is watching Moana. And she loves Moana. So long as I let her watch Moana she’ll let me play with her hair till kingdom come.

Teaser Tuesday ~ Meat Market

Teaser Tuesday ~ Meat Market

Meat Market, Young Adult, Modelling, Model, Girl, Face, Contemporary, Fame, Fashion, Juno Dawson
This time I asked my hubby for a page number and after lots of careful thinking he decided on page 248.

I hold my breath as I leave the suite. I don’t say goodbye, worried they won’t let me leave. I hold it in all the way down the corridor until I get to the lift.
I press the button.
I look over my shoulder to see if I’ve been followed.
The lift arrives with a ping and I step inside. I can’t even face myself in the mirror.
The doors slide shut.
I burst into tears.