Book Beginnings on Friday and Book Blogger Hop: May 19, 2023

Book Beginnings on Fridays is hosted each week by Rose City Reader. It’s a chance to share the first sentence or so of the book you are reading this week. You can check out others’ book beginnings here. I’ll share a quote from the 56 percent mark for the Friday 56 hosted by Freda’s Voice! I’m also going to link up with Carrie at Reading Is My Superpower for First Line Friday.

This week’s book beginning:


The fiery festivities of the Symphony’s annual Fourth of July extravaganza feature cannons, liberty bells, and fireworks. But the noise covers gunshots that leave a shifty Board member dead and Emily Wilson’s friend, KC, the prime suspect. Can Emily face down blackmail, danger, and a threat to her loyal companion to find the killer?

Thursday, July 4, 2013, 9:00 P.M.
City Park, Monroe, Colorado

I couldn’t hear the sound of my flute over the massive, suspended carillon bells ringing madly, and the eight cannon from the nearby military base firing continuous volleys.

“You notice Paul has not arrested anybody. He has no fingerprints and hasn’t proved that you and Steve had more opportunity than 99,998 other people. All he has are some photos and a cockamamie theory. He has to have more probable cause than that.”

What do you think? Is Fireworks on the Fourth going to make your TBR list? If you like cozy mysteries, I recommend the series. My review of this one will be up soonish.

Book Blogger Hop

Book Blogger Hop is hosted by Coffee Addicted Writer. It starts each Friday and runs through the following Thursday. Each week, there’s a new prompt featuring a book-related question. It’s designed to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, make new blogging friends, and gain followers. See what others have to say on this topic and link up your own post here.

Have you ever attempted to repair a damaged book? 
(submitted by Billy @ Coffee Addicted Writer)

I have not. I wouldn’t even know how to do that properly.

Thoughts on my reading selections? Have you tried to repair damaged books? Whatever is on your mind, talk about it in a comment!

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One Response to Book Beginnings on Friday and Book Blogger Hop: May 19, 2023

  1. Appropriate since we have fireworks tomorrow for Victoria Day! Happy weekend!

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