Good morning!  Welcome to another Thursday event, in which we spark some creativity and dig into the books we’re reading for our Thursday Themes, hosted by Reading Between Pages ; or explore our thoughts and feelings about bookish topics in Booking Through Thursday.

Our themes give us a wonderful opportunity to explore and understand different writing styles and descriptive approaches adopted by authors.


March is going to be all about making life easy. This month we will do ‘Pick what you see first‘ themes.

Open the book you are reading –> Open the page number that has your birthdate (I was born on the 3rd so that is Page 3) –> pick the first sentence from it and post the snippet. Sorry, but ‘No Ebooks’ this time as well. With this week’s theme, we will also get to know your birthdate :)

BIRTHDATE – First snippet from the page that is your birthdate…

That’s easy…right?

I’m reading The Effect of Living Backwards, by Heidi Julavits.

Does Alice really hate her sister, or is that love? Was she really enrolled in grad school, or was that an elaborate hoax? Is this really a hijacking, or is it merely the effect of living backwards?

Following her acclaimed debut, The Mineral Palace, Heidi Julavits presents a quirky, compelling new novel about two sisters, a bizarre event, and the elusive nature of truth.


Snippet:  (p. 25) – “You’re too busy contending with despondent nobodies,” she said.

So what did the rest of you find?  Come on by….


Booking Through Thursday:

Which non-series book would you most like to read the sequel to? Do you have any wishes for what might happen in it?

That’s actually a lot more difficult than it would appear.  I went through my list of books read last year…and many of them were already in a series.

I did find one that I absolutely loved:  the setting, the characters, and the mystery involved.  Violets of March, by Sarah Jio (click the title for my review) is full of things I’d like to revisit.

The author has written two more books, each lovely in its own way.  I haven’t read the third one yet, coming out in September.

But I would love to see what happened to Emily and with the relationship that began on the island…and whether or not she finds any other mysteries to solve.

What about you?  Any books that called for a sequel?


    1. Ha-ha…I found a couple of books today, too! Maybe book memes are bad for the budget! lol

      Thanks for stopping by, Gigi Ann, and I hope you love this book. Her second book is different, but equally wonderful (The Bungalow).


    1. I’ve had it for awhile, Kristin, and I’ve seen the author’s newest one around…so I thought I’d better read this! Also, I’m in a Mt. TBR challenge.

      Thanks for stopping by, and enjoy your week.


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