Friday, February 16, 2018

Friday Linkups - The Fast and the Furriest




It's Friday linkup time!  I'm linking up with the Book Blogger Hop hosted by Coffee Addicted Writer, Book Beginnings of Fridays hosted by Rose City Reader, and the Friday 56 hosted by Freda's Voice

This Week's Book Blogger Hop Question:
Have you ever found yourself acting like a favorite character in a novel?  If so which one?

My Answer:
As far as I recall I've never found myself acting like a favorite character though when I was a kid I desperately wanted to be Nancy Drew.  I do find myself picking up slang or phrasing - especially if I'm reading a lot of British mysteries.


This series is one I've been wanting to read for quite some time.  Even though The Fast and the Furriest by Sofie Ryan isn't the first in the series I'm still looking forward to trying it out!  So far I'm enjoying it.  There's a snarky tone to the writing that I really enjoy.

The Beginning:
I set the sandwich on top of the dresser.  I could tell right away that Elvis was not sold on my idea of supper.

My Thoughts:
Not the most exciting beginning but I did find it funny that after a full paragraph talking about Elvis' disapproval of her supper she reveals he is a cat.

The 56:
Glenn offered his cube truck and I think I'll take him up on that.

My Thoughts:
Page 56 wasn't all that exciting as it's mostly two characters talking about decorating store windows but this 56 could mean a few different things.  In this case I think it's mostly about picking up an inventory from an estate sale.

So what do you think?  Keep reading?


30 comments:

  1. I wanted to be one of the characters in Barbara Cartland novels because they were all beautiful with these really tiny waists.(lol) Love that cover! Hugs...RO

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  2. I don't think I've ever acted like a favorite character, though there are some that would be fun to imitate. I think I read too many books where the main character is required to be in danger. That would be scary. I prefer reading about it. LOL

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  3. When I was a kid, Tom Sawyer was the first book I checked out of the library...and I tried to act like Becky Thatcher. (I had a lot of alone time with my books and my acting, lol).

    I like the look of this cozy...cute characters and excerpts. Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

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  4. Can so relate to picking up things from British mysteries. I still find myself adding u's to words that don't need them or misusing toward and towards.

    I realized right away that Elvis was the cat. Who else would show an intense interest in a meal? :-)

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  5. Sounds like a fun story. The week I am featuring Little Girl Gone by Gerry Schmitt from my TBR mountain. Happy reading!

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  6. I've always thought the Sofie Ryan cozies look fun. After all cats! And I love reading British mysteries for exactly that reason- I love the phrasing and have been known to pick it up as well. :)

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  7. That does sound like fun, and I love the title. She had me at Fast and Furriest.

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  8. Actually, I like the beginning a lot. I hope you enjoy the book. It sounds kind of interesting.

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  9. Sounds like such a cute read! Happy weekend!

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  10. I've been wanting to try this series! It sounds great! Hope you have an awesome weekend! :)

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  11. It's funny that you sometimes pick up slang or phrasing from books. After reading the Maze Runner I kept thinking words like "shank" a lot but luckily didn't say them out loud.

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  12. Haha, I pick up a lot of slang from books as well! I still use bits from Harry Potter, and occasionally Feed. :)

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  13. Definitely an interesting series! I have looked at page 56 for some of my posts before and wondered how I could work it. I love the context you gave. It makes total sense! Thanks for sharing this one. :)

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  14. I love that you wanted to be Nancy Drew! And you still read mysteries now!

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  15. I used to pretend I was a goat herder from Heidi when I was a kid. πŸ˜‚

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  16. Ah yes, I remember I used to think I was Nancy Drew/a girl detective. But I never really acted like it, haha!

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  17. Gahhh I love the punny title especially! This looks so adorable and cozy. Thanks for sharing!

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  18. There are times that I wish I were more like some of the characters that I read about but that is as far as it goes. The book you are reading looks great. Enjoy!

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  19. This one is on my list to read. I love this series.

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  20. Oh, the title for this one is hilarious. Hope you enjoy your weekend!

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  21. I wish I could pick up personality traits from some characters, and have them stick. Greater cinfconfid, for one.

    Your book looks interesting. Funny about Elvis. πŸ˜†

    Here's my link: https://wp.me/p6C2DX-1qc

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  22. Yes, I wanted to be Nancy Drew as well and the girls from The Babysitters Club!

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  23. It would be fun to be Nancy Drew. :)

    Adopting British slang would be fun.

    Have a great weekend.

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  24. I like the cover a lot but the excerpts didn't convince me I'd like this book. Anyway, I hope it will be a lovely read for you! :)

    Ronnie @ Paradise Found

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  25. This was a good book. I enjoy the series.

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  26. I acted a bit Harriet the Spy-like after reading and seeing it. That didn't last long, though.

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  27. Ooooh....Nancy Drew! I have never read any of her adventures.... :( I tended to prefer the Hardy Boys, because I was a tomboy at the time. Shame on me!! I need to make it up to Nancy! I'm sure I would have wanted to be in her shoes (pun intended, lol) if I had read her books!

    LOVE the title of that cozy you're reading! And Elvis is a cat? I'm SOLD on this one!! (Not that I'm an Elvis fan, but I think it's cute that there's a cat with that name in a mystery novel. "The cuteness factor" just went up! Lol.

    Thanks for commenting on my BBH last Friday! <3 <3 :) :) And sorry for the late comment back.... :(

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  28. I think every girl wanted to be Nancy Drew haha! I've been told that I act like Bella from Twilight, not the selfless, death-defying actions she does, but more like her sarcastic, shy, intuitive, thoughtful personality. Plus, we both love to read and love Edward Cullen! My BBH

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  29. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog hop last week.

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  30. LOL, yes I would have found that funny too. I've been enjoying cozies so this appeals to me.

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