Friday, July 18, 2014

Friday Linkups: Absolutely, Positively














Happy Friday!  Today I'm linking up with the Book Blogger Hop hosted by a Coffee Addicted Writer, Friday 56 hosted by Freda's Voice, and Book Beginnings on Fridays hosted by Rose City Reader.

Today's Blog Hop question is:

Do covers pull you in?

Answer: Most definitely!  I'm much more likely to pull a book off the shelf that has a cover that appeals to me.  A good cover isn't 100% guarantee that I'll end up with the book but it's pretty close.

Today's book is Absolutely, Positively by Heather Webber.  This is the 3rd in the Lucy Valentine series about a woman who can find lost objects and specializes in finding lost loves using this ability which so far has led to finding 2 mysteries and occasionally a body.  I've really enjoyed the first 2 and after a string of books I felt like I was trudging through I really wanted something light and fun.

The Beginning:
"Suzannah Ruggieri blew into Valentine, Inc., like a category five hurricane.  The antique mahogany door slammed into its stopper, rattling the beveled glass panes.  Her eyes were wild, her hair disheveled , her round high cheekbones flaming.  Winded, she huffed, "Hurry!  The Lone Ranger's back!"


From page 56 of my copy:
"Open-faced cabinets held hundreds of tubes of color, dozens of paintbrushes, and canvases of every size imaginable.  "Your graddad was still working?"
"He'd just finished a project when he went missing."


I haven't read much of this one yet but this has been a series I've really enjoyed.  It's got a paranormal cozy vibe with the added bonus of looking for things that are missing versus just murderers.

So would you keep reading?  Are you a sucker for a good cover like me?

19 comments:

  1. I especially enjoyed the beginning. I'd keep reading. I am not a cover junkie. I am more pulled in by a book's description or author. Happy reading!

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  2. Enjoy this book. I've heard of the author, but haven't read her yet. I am absolutely 100% a cover junkie. It sounds so shallow, but if a cover isn't interesting, I would put off reading it unless I heard good buzz about it. Have a good weekend.

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  3. The Friday 56 makes me want to read it. So sad, I get the impression he loved painting. Did someone kidnap him?

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  4. I like the way the author introduces Suzannah in the opening. You know she's a force to be reckoned with! I'm curious about The Lone Ranger too. I'd definitely keep reading this one.
    Here's the link to my Friday post: MURDER ON ASTOR PLACE.

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  5. I'm drawn to book because of their covers sometimes too. Especially when I am browsing in a bookstore. :-) A cover isn't enough to make me want to read a book necessarily, but it at least piques my interest.

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  6. I really hope I can start this series soon. It looks so good!

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  7. I like the beginning. Seems like a fun beginning.

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  8. Sounds like a light-hearted read; the cover is charming :)

    Sparrow's BB & Friday 56

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  9. Must be great to be able to find lost things...rather than being frustrated looking for them. Thanks for visiting my blog.

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  10. Looking for missing things sounds intriguing...and that is a great cover, too. Thanks for visiting my blog.

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  11. Visiting from The Friday 56. Now I've got to find out who she means by the Lone Ranger! :O)

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  12. Great book covers instantly gets my attention!

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  13. The book you used is exactly the kind of cover that would pull me in! :-)

    Happy weekend!

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  14. This sounds like a book I'd enjoy. Great pick for this week. Happy weekend.

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  15. I too am much more likely to pull a book off the shelf if it has a great cover! Thanks for dropping by my blog and have a great weekend!

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  16. I haven't heard of this series but I think I might try it. And yes, covers definitely pull me in. A bad cover will turn me off and away from the book.

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  17. I totally agree, Katherine. A cover gets my attention and makes me want to check out the book. A bad cover loses every time with me.

    Happy Hopping!!

    Elizabeth
    Silver's Reviews
    My Blog Hop Answer

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  18. Lol, great beginning. I love a good cover and yes I do judge books by them....I probably should try to be less book shallow :3

    My BB and 56 :) 

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  19. I've read a few of this series and they are fun. Webber also writes as Heather Blake and I've read more of those.

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