First Line: Abby Reynolds braked her truck on the icy highway, startled by what she imagined she saw off to the side of the road.
1. Some relationships are meant to flourish.
2. Linkin Park is the last concert I saw; it was awesome!
3. Spring should be a permanent season.
4. Oh no! I forgot to charge my cell phone again!
5. I’ve recently started doing the invoices at work.
6. My husband never fails to make me smile.
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I’m looking forward to relaxing, tomorrow my plans include doing nothing and Sunday, I want to sleep in!
First Line: She woke in the dark.
Well, I have officially finished my first challenge! Tonight, I finished my final book required for Callista’s Numbers Challenge. (Note: There are different links there, one to the challenge page, and one to the hosts’ personal page).
For this challenge, I read:
Mary Higgins Clark – Two Little Girls in Blue
Harlan Coben – No Second Chance
James Patterson – 1st to Die
James Patterson – 2nd Chance
Ian Caldwell & Dustin Thomason – The Rule of Four
As laid out in the rules, three were overlapped with other challenges. Those that were for this challenge only were 2nd Chance and The Rule of Four. Through this challenge, I was able to read both of the James Patterson books which had sat on my shelf for at least 2 years. (Not sure why I never picked them up before!). Patterson was a new author for me, as was Ian Caldwell & Dustin Thomason. It had been a long time since I had read anything by Harlan Coben or Mary Higgins Clark.
Overall, I am quite proud that I was able to finish this challenge so early. I had to change my list once, after I read the rules more closely and realized that they couldn’t ALL be overlapped with other challenges!! (Oops!) I am glad that I chose this challenge as one to participate in!!
Read: March 21-22, 2008
Challenge: Numbers Challenge
First Line: Aaron Winslow would never forget the next few minutes.
The Women’s Murder Club returns in this second installment of the series! This time, they are up against a brilliant murderer who is seemingly killing people at random. But Lieutenant Lindsay Boxer is under the impression that the killings are somehow related and that there is a serial killer on the loose. But in order to convince her boss and co-workers, she has to enlist the help of her girls in the Club. And what they find out will rock the city to it’s core.
This was another great one from James Patterson! This one read so incredibly fast and was a great read!! I still do not know why I waited so long to start this series, but am definitely glad that I’m reading them now!!
Finishing this book also completes the Numbers Challenge. (My first finished challenge! Yay! – I’ll post a end-of-challenge round-up post shortly).
First Line: My name is Odd Thomas, though in this age when fame is the altar at which most people worship, I am not sure why you should care who I am or that I exist.
(Obviously, there can be more than one answer, here–a book with a cliff-hanger is going to engender different reactions than a serene, stand-alone, but you get the idea!)
First Line: She heard a knocking, and then a dog barking.
First Line: There was nothing left to say.