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Teaser Tuesday ~ The Sin Eater

Teaser Tuesday ~ The Sin Eater

The Sin Eater, Megan Campisi, Blue, Red, Yellow, Fruit, Grapes, Girl, Sword, Crown, Roses, Meat, Young Adult, Fantasy, Sins, Mystery, Historical Fiction, Orphans, Secrets
I had Random.org select a page, it picked 174. I decided to -1 because today is September 1st, and so the page today is 173.

Motherfugger, I curse to myself as I step carefully down the servants’ stairs. It comes out unbidden, strange and filthy in my mouth. And right all the same. This is why we have cursing. I never understood what made folk do it. But now I know. All our dire feelings stain the heart, and the stains bloom into curses. I don’t know how to sort this mess. The ways I’ve tried only put me in danger.

Friday’s Page 69 ~ The Court of Miracles

Friday’s Page 69 ~ The Court of Miracles

The Court of Miracles, Kester Grant, Fantasy, Les Miserables, The Jungle Book, Historical Fiction, French Revolution, Young Adult, Fantasy, Retelling, Gold, Blue, Crown, Building, King, Court, War, Sister, Adopted, Burglar
“Stop crying,” I say shortly, and grab Ettie’s hand. “Come on.”
“Where are we going?” she sniffles.
I smile. A smile that she should never trust.
“Somewhere he will not be able to find you,” I say, which is only partly a lie.
We rush down a tangle of back streets, keeping to the shadows.
She’s breathless and struggling along behind me, but at least she’s stopped crying.
She thinks I’m going to save her. When I’m sending her to a fate worse than the seven hells.
But sometimes we must pay a terrible price to protect the things we love.

First Chapter First Paragraph Thursday Intros ~ Her Lady’s Honor

First Chapter First Paragraph Thursday Intros ~ Her Lady’s Honor

Her Lady's Honor, Renée Dahlia, Woman, Couch, Pillows, LGBT, Romance, Historical Fiction, Lipstick, Cover
I had Random.org select a % for me and it selected 72%.

‘Fine. But be warned this isn’t the nicest of subjects.’
‘Please continue with the case. If I can cope with seeing men and horses blown to pieces by shrapnel, I can easily cope with Mrs. Hughes’s case. Unless of course, as a civilian, you find death a difficult subject to deal with.’ Nell went straight for Smithson’s jugular and Beatrice was enjoying her snide comments far too much given the subject matter.

Weekly Quote for Week-28 2020 ~ The Secret of Nightingale Wood

Weekly Quote for Week-28 2020 ~ The Secret of Nightingale Wood

The Secret of Nightingale Wood, Bird, Trees, Girl, Butterfly/Moth, Clouds, Historical Fiction, Lucy Strange, Blue, Red, Gray, Children's Books“Fluctuat nec mergitur.”
“Is that Latin?”
“Yes. It’s the motto of Paris–something like, Tossed but not sunk. The French translate it a bit more prettily–She is tossed by the waves but she does not sink.” Then he looked at me. “We’ve all been tossed by the waves, haven’t we, little ‘un? The t-trick is not to sink…”

Friday’s Page 69 ~ A Girl Called Justice

Friday’s Page 69 ~ A Girl Called Justice

A Girl Called Justice, Justice Jones, Elly Griffiths, Boarding School, Children's Books, Mystery, Historical Fiction, Murder, Girl, Clouds, Maids, Snow Storm
Justice hardly dared to breathe as feet clipped past her. Women’s feet, wearing stout walking shoes. Justice didn’t need her torch to identify the slim figure. It was Miss de Vere, wearing a black coat and hat. The headmistress ran down the stairs, her heavy shoes surprisingly light, and Justice heard the sound of a key in a lock. It must be the inner door. Yes, it made a soft, furtive click as it shut behind her.

Teaser Tuesday ~ Somewhere Among

Teaser Tuesday ~ Somewhere Among

Grandparents, pregnancy, bicycle, girl, sky, temple, skyscrapers, Somewhere Among, Annie Donwerth-Chikamatsu, Poetry, Children's Books, Historical Fiction, Realistic Fiction, Japan, US,
I decided 16% would be a nice number for today’s Teaser Tuesday.

This baby hears
more Japanese here-
Obaachan’s fussing about Jiichan
leaving tea rings on the table
bruising tomatoes on shop errands,
forgetting something on her list

the tv blaring
recipes,
drama,
and news all day long.