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text 2018-08-18 18:26
New meme

1. Favorite animals?

 

Since I love most animals, it would be easier to mention my least favorite animals which are komodo dragons, snakes, spiders etc. 

 

2. Any book recommendations?

 

The Faeland and Faeguard series by Anthea Sharp.

 

3. Three favorite colors?

 

Blue (in different shades), green (in different shades) and dark red. I also like lemon.

 

4. Do you like tea or coffee?

 

Tea, at least to some extent. I’m not crazy about it. Lemon, lime and peppermint, flavored black tea and herbal tea.

 

5. What’s your favorite nature spot to read?

 

In general I don’t like to read outdoors at all, but if I do it would be in a garden or park, in the shade. My eyes are a bit sensitive to strong light. 

 

6. Favorite flowers?

 

Apple blossoms, forgetmenots and geraniums/pelargoniums.

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text 2018-04-18 20:05
April belongs to "The Chalk Man" and CJ Tudor! Book Club & Ask the Author Your Question

 

What are your reading in April? We're reading The Chalk Man by CJ Tudor! And we have a surprise for BookLikes readers. CJ Tudor agreed to answer questions from her fans and readers!

 

Make sure to leave your question to the author below and share your book review. If you haven't read the book yet, please JOIN the Book Club and the discussion groups. Links are below:

  

⭐ Ask a Question with C.J. Tudor, CLICK TO leave your question for the author 

YOU ASK A QUESTION, CJ TUDOR ANSWERS.

 

LEAVE YOUR QUESTION TO THE AUTHOR IN THE COMMENT SECTION BELOW

OR CLICK AND GO TO THE FORM.

 

The Event is also on Facebook, share it among your friends :)

Click to go to the Event on Facebook

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⭐ CLICK to go to The Chalk Man Buddy Read Book Club

CLICK to go to The Chalk Man discussion group

⭐ CLICK to share your answers in The Chalk Man Questionnaire - 10 Questions about the book

 

We'd love to know how did you like the book and what are the best (and the worst, if any) parts and characters in it. We've prepared a set of questions and we'd like to ask you to share your views :)

 

You can share it in the discussion group OR on your blog with The Chalk Man 10 Questions tag. Thank you! 


1. How do you like the characters, their personalities and motivations? Are they well developed or one-dimensional ? 
2. How do you like the twists & turns, did they meet your expectations, did they make you guess, did they glued you to the book?
3. At what point in the book you solved the mystery secret or at least you thought you did ;)? 
4. Did you pick out some clues hidden by the author?
5. They say the book is Stephen King-like, do you agree? 
6. What lines struck you? 
7. Did the book ending fulfill your expectations?
8. To what kind of reader would you recommend the book? 
9. Was it a good mystery read? 
10. Have you reviewed the book on your blog? If so, please add a link to your review. 

Psst. Please remember that some readers haven't read the book yet so if you'd like to reveal more facts, please use the spoiler tag. 

 

The Chalk Man - C.J. TudorThe Chalk Man by C.J. Tudor 

It began back in 1986, at the fair, on the day of the accident. That was when twelve-year-old Eddie met Mr Halloran - the Chalk Man. He gave Eddie the idea for the drawings: a way to leave secret messages for his friends and it was fun, until the chalk men led them to a body. Thirty years later, Ed believes the past is far behind him, until an envelope slips through the letterbox. It contains a stick of chalk, and a drawing of a figure. Is history going to repeat itself? Was it ever really over? Will this game only end in the same way?

 

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text 2018-03-08 18:19
OT: Longer meme

1: Could you go the rest of your life without smoking a cigarette?

Yes.

2: Are you single/taken/heartbroken/confused?

Yes. :) Well, not taken, but all the others.

3: What if I told you that you were pretty?

I wouldn't believe you.

4. Ever been told “it’s not you, it’s me”?

Sort of.

5: Are you interested in anyone right now?

Unfortunately not.

6. What are you looking forward to in the next week?

Having an ice cream.

7. Do you want to be single?

Yes and no.

8. Did you go out or stay in last night?

Stay in.

9. How late did you stay up last night?

Until about 1.30.

10. Can you recall the last time you realized you liked someone a lot?

Yes.

11. Last three things you had to drink?

Tap water, mineral water, cranberry juice.

12. Have you pretended to like someone?

Yes.

13. Have you ever told somebody you loved them and not actually meant it?

No.

14. Honestly, has anyone seen you in your underwear in the past 3 months?

My family.

15. Is it hard for you to get over someone?

Yes.

16. Think back five months ago, were you single?

Yes, unfortunately.

17. What were you doing at 12:30 this afternoon?

Taking care of my children.

18. Hold hands with anyone this week?

My children.

19: Could you go for the rest of your life without drinking alcohol?

Yes.

20. What would you name your future daughter?

I have a pretty name, but I'd like to keep it to myself.

21. Do you miss anyone?

Yes, several.

22. Have you kissed three or more people in one night?

No.

23. Did your last kiss take place in/on a bed?

No.

24. Are you good at hiding your feelings?

Yes, I think so.

25. Have you ever cried from being so mad?

No.

26. Who did you last see in person?

Hm. Tough question. I 'see' people at the store etc. But I don't 'see' people as in meeting friends. It's been almost three years since I last saw the guy I'm closest to right now. :/

27. Are you listening to music right now?

No.

28. What is something you currently want right now?

To move. To get some new clothes, glasses and other necessities, as well as some new books.

29. What is the last thing you said out lot?

I expressed my disappointment that a job wasn't like I thought it would be.

30. How is your heart lately?

Physically, fine. Emotionally, not so fine.

31. Do you wear the hood on your hoodie?

No.

32. Are you wearing socks?

Yes.

33. What do people call you?

By my first name.

34. Will you talk to the person you like tonight?

No.

35. Are there any stressful situations in your life?

Yes.

36. Who did you last share a bed with?

Haha.

37. Did you do something bad today?

No. At least depending on what you call 'bad'. I wasn't happy about certain things I did, but I do my best.

38. When was the last time a member of the opposite sex hugged you?

See question 26. Almost three years ago.

39. Do you get stressed out easily?

Yes.

40. Will you sing today?

Probably not.

41. Have you ever wanted to tell someone something but didn’t?

Yes. Frequently.

42. Who do you go to when you need to talk to someone?

My sister.

43. Have you ever been taken to the emergency room in an ambulance?

Not in an ambulance.

44. What are you listening to right now?

Nothing.

45. What is wrong with you right now?

I'm sad and concerned about the future.

46. What is on your wrists right now?

Nothing.

47. Where did you get the shirt/sweatshirt you’re wearing?

I bought it online.

48. What do you like better: hot chocolate or hot apple cider?

Hot chocolate.

49. Do you make wishes at 11:11?

No.

50. Are you a good artist?

I'm a writer.

51. Love really is a beautiful thing huh?

Of course.

52. Do you miss the way things were six months ago?

No.

53. Ever been on a golf cart?

No.

54. Do you have trust issues?

Yes.

55. Ever stayed up all night on the phone, with who?

Yes. With my brother.

56. Do you own something from Hot Topic?

No, I don't even know what that is.

57. Do you use chap stick?

I should.

58. Have you ever slapped someone in the face?

Hm. I don't think so.

59. Do you have a little sister?

I have a sister who is close to me in age.

60. Have you ever been to New York?

No.

61. Think of the last person who said I love you, do you think they meant it?

No.

62. Have you hugged someone within the last week?

My children.

63. What were you doing at midnight last night?

I was sitting right here in front of the computer or reading a book.

64. Have you ever regretted kissing someone?

No.

65. Is there one person in your life that can always make you smile?

Actually, there are two. My children.

66. Were your last three kisses from the same person?

Yes.

67. Have you kissed anyone in the last five days?

My children.

68. Would you rather sleep with someone else or alone?

Alone.

69. Will next Friday be a good one?

I hope so.

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review 2017-12-20 20:46
Thinking ahead
The Great Questions of Tomorrow (TED Books) - David Rothkopf

Have you guys ever watched a TED Talk? Well, apparently some of those Ted Talks are turned into published works so that the ideas can be delved into a little deeper. (To see more you can visit their website here. (They haven't asked me to review today's book by the way.)) I hadn't watched David Rothkopf's talk but The Great Questions of Tomorrow was featured in my regular 'what's new at Simon & Schuster' email and it seemed to be calling my name. Rothkopf is exploring a very wide and diverse range of topics with a central theme of  'what does this mean for the future?' running through them all. I guess it should come as no surprise that this book thoroughly freaked me out while at the same time fascinating me. Have you thought about the future of drone warfare and whether or not it might constitute the necessity for intelligent machines to have rights as members of society? WELL, NOW YOU ARE. He jumped from frightening scenarios like that to ones that hadn't even occurred to me such as complete mobile banking which would see the demise of physical currency and brick and mortar banks. O_O I especially enjoyed his take on government and how we should be trying to elect leaders who not only understand technology but can look towards the future to prepare accordingly. His example of how this was not done was that just because there was one shoe bomber it shouldn't mean we have to remove our shoes at airports into perpetuity. All in all, it was a fascinating read that I zipped right through. It's great for the people in your life (or yourself!) that enjoy philosophical discussions about the future and how actions of today and yesterday have and should continue to have direct bearing on how we handle events in the future. 10/10

 

Rothkopf's original TED Talk "How fear drives American politics"

 

 

What's Up Next: Find the Good: Unexpected Life Lessons From a Small-Town Obituary Writer by Heather Lende

 

What I'm Currently Reading: Mine Own Execution by Nigel Balchin

Source: readingfortheheckofit.blogspot.com
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review 2017-10-30 08:21
The Science of Why by Jay Ingram
The Science of Why: Answers to Questions About the World Around Us - Jay Ingram,Jay Ingram,Audible Studios

TITLE:  The Science of Why:  Answers to Questions About the World Around Us

 

AUTHOR:  Jay Ingram

 

PUBLICATION DATE:  2016

 

FORMAT:  Audiobook

 

 

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I haven't had much luck with audiobooks.  They tend to put me to sleep or my mind wonders or the reader doesn't appeal to me.  Anyway, I decided to give audiobooks another try by selecting a book with short, non-related chapters.  The Science of Why looked like a perfect book for this trial.  Unfortunately, I'm still not convinced audiobooks will work for me, and I wasn't impressed by the book either.

 

This is a collection of a few interesting, but mostly silly questions about a variety of topics and their scientific answers. I enjoyed the few topics that interested me, but the majority of the topics were frivolous and thus not enjoyable. After a while, the book started to get tedious.  However, due to the nature of the questions, this book may appeal to teenagers.

 

In terms of the audio book, the author reads fairly well, though he did sound like he could use a drink and pronouncing "te" instead of "to" got really annoying after a few chapters.

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