Friday, October 17, 2014

Friday Linkups: The Bone Room














It's time to link up with the Book Blogger Hop hosted by Coffee Addicted Writer, Book Beginnings on Friday hosted by Rose City Reader and the Friday 56 hosted by Freda's Voice.

Book Blogger Hop Question:
You're going to Halloween party and you're going to take a book along just in case you get bored.  What book would you bring?

My Answer:
Well since Halloween parties are normally pretty loud I don't think I'll be able to fully focus on my book so I think I'm going to take a book of short ghost stories like Classic Ghost Stories by Charles Dickens, Edgar Allen Poe, Bram Stoker et al or maybe The Canterville Ghosts by Oscar Wilde.  That way I don't have a long complicated plot to keep track of it.


Today's book is The Bone Room by James Vitarius.  Now I read the first 2 chapters of this medical paranormal thriller for a feature I did back in July (here).  I was thrilled when I had an opportunity to read the whole book and so far I'm really enjoying it.  I'm planning on having the review up next Thursday.

The Beginning:

"Dr. Ezekiel "Zeke" Oswald was sure that the bone was broken."

From approximately page 56 - 15% on my Kindle

"He had already drunk half a bottle of vodka when the phone call came."




So would you keep reading?

38 comments:

  1. I'm guessing that's not a good thing that the bone is broken! :o Curious as to why...

    Here's my book beginning this week! Happy Friday! :)

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    1. Probably not for the person who broke it! So far I'm really enjoying this one.

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  2. The title lured me in. Sounds a bit spooky and I like that. I too am curious about the broken bone.
    sherry @ fundinmental Friday Memes - Bad Apples

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    1. I'm really enjoying this one. It's definitely creepy!

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  3. I hope he is the doctor, since he must be drunk. The cover is chilling enough to catch my attention and I'm curious about what happens when bones are broken. Mkaes me think of a movie, The Bone Collector.
    Here is my 56 - http://fuonlyknew.com/2014/10/17/the-friday-56-41-a-hidden-element/

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    1. This is book is making me want to give every doctor who gets near me a breathalyzer!

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  4. You can't go wrong with the classics. I'd totally be taking the Anna Dressed in Blood books. Definitely my favorite creepy read this season.

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    1. I haven't read those. Just the name sounds super creepy though!

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  5. The title caught me right away but instead of thinking 'medical story' I thought 'archaeological adventure'. :D It does sound intriguing, either way. And I hope the dunk person is not on call!

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    1. An archaeological adventure would be great! This is definitely medical though. It's a fun read though I'll be checking any doctor for signs of intoxication from now on!

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  6. After drinking half a bottle of vodka, I'd be surprised if anyone could hear a phone ring or answer the call! The cover and title definitely set a mood, and the opening makes me wonder whose bone is broken and why. Sounds like a good story.
    My Friday post features NOT YET.

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    1. He has LOTS of experience with half a bottle of vodka. So far I'm enjoying this one!

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  7. You could never go wrong with Edgar Allen Poe. The prose of the book you're reading sounds very interesting, I do enjoy medical thrillers/suspense; thanks for sharing this one :)

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    1. I haven't read nearly enough Poe. So far I'm really enjoying this one!

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  8. I hate to ask what went wrong that made him drink so much, but with a title like 'The Bone Room', it seems pretty clear.

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    1. Yes, it's definitely not going well for him!

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  9. Great post! Sounds like a medical bummer! :-) Very intriguing!

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  10. ha! love the second line. In fact, both are interesting and attention grabbing!

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    1. I'm really enjoying this one. A pretty creepy read!

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  11. Intense read? Looks and sounds like it is.
    Happy weekend!

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    1. Yes it's definitely a bit more on the intense side!

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  12. Good idea for the book at the Halloween Party. Would anyone really take a book? :)

    My answer is on my blog.

    The Bone Room looks like a good book for Halloween. :) ENJOY your book.

    My book beginnings link is below.

    Elizabeth
    Silver's Reviews
    My Book Beginnings

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    1. I kind of wondered that myself but I went with it!

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  13. Mmmm... interesting. It sounds like a good book for an October read.

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    1. So far it's definitely a good October read!

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    1. Definitely! I've only broken 2 and that was more than enough.

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  15. Ok, this sounds perfect for Fall. I am awaiting your review :)

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    1. Thanks! I'm enjoying this one. It's definitely different.

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  16. Intriguing opening and excerpt. Sounds deliciously creepy.

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    1. It's pretty creepy though different than I thought.

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  17. Sounds like a good plan :) Always have a book of some sort here when I go out. Just never know.

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    1. Exactly! It's much easier with Kindles now.

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    1. Yeah this definitely isn't a book that glorifies drinking!

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  19. The Bone Room sounds like it will be good!

    I like your answer to this week's question. It would definitely be loud at a party like that, so I imagine I would want to bring along something similar. Or at least a novel that will hold my attention and doesn't require my full focus if I'm distracted.

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    1. I'm enjoying it though it's definitely different.

      I'm not the most social but I doubt I'd read at a party but I do use those same guidelines if I'm going to be in a crowded waiting room where I will be reading!

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