Friday, November 10, 2017

The Friday 56 (With Book Beginnings): Brooding YA Hero: Becoming A Main Character (Almost) As Awesome As Me by Carrie Ann DiRisio, Broody McHottiepants + 50/50 Friday

 





On Friday's I take part in three weekly link ups - The Friday 56, hosted by Freda's Voice, Book Beginnings, hosted by Rose City Reader, and 50/50 Friday is a new weekly link up and it is hosted by Carrie @ The Butterfly Reader and Laura @ Blue Eye Books.  For The Friday 56, you choose a book, a book you have just finished, a book you are about to start, your current read, and share a line or a few lines that grab you (but don't spoil anything) from page 56 or 56% of the way through the ebook.  Post it and share your post's url on Freda's most recent Friday 56 post.  As for Book Beginnings, you share the first sentence or so and your initial thoughts, impressions, or whatever else it inspires, and then link up your post's url with Rose City Reader.   Then, for  50/50 Friday, every week there's a new topic featuring two sides of the same coin - you share a book that suits each category and link up on the hosts blogs.


This week I'm spotlighting one of my current reads, Brooding YA Hero: Becoming A Main Character (Almost) As Awesome As Me by Carrie Ann DiRisio, Broody McHottiepants.  My hold finally came in at the library and it's great to jump into - the sense of humor is great.  I don't know about you, but I love following @broodingYAhero (and his author, @Writer_Carrie) on Twitter!

Beginnings:

PROLOGUE

Alone in his room, Broody McHottiepants contemplated his future.  He was the best of all fictional characters ever created - that he knew.  his phone never stopped ringing (playing his theme song, from his latest hit movie adaptation, of course) with Authors begging him to star in their latest novels.  An endlessly talented man, he'd been everything from a vampire to a quarterback.  into each novel, he brought his incredibly adjective-filled beauty; his gemstone-colored gaze; his strong, strong arms; and his potent blend of wish fulfillment and slightly toxic masculinity.

And each time, people swooned.

56: 



50/50 Friday: Favorite/ Least Favorite Movie Tie-In Cover



Least - Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro - Is it just me or does this cover completely change the tone of the story from creepy dysptopia to sappy love story?


Favorite - Charlotte's Web by E.B. White - Just look at that - it's almost an exact replica of the original cover!

What are you reading this week?  As always, thanks for visiting my blog and perhaps even commenting down below! 

28 comments:

  1. Is your book about writing? Because for a second there I thought it was a math book, and my brain just checked out. ha.
    My Friday: Marie @ Pages to Explore

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    1. It's humor and it's definitely about writing. :)

      I don't blame you there about the math thing though!

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  2. Mc Hottiepants! LOL Yes, totally agree about Never Let Me Go! Not right at all! No way! Whoever got away with that - well, they need a telling off! :)

    Have a great weekend, Lauren!

    Here's mine: http://bit.ly/2hiAJA3

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  3. Sounds funny! I hope you are enjoying it. This week I have Breath of Fire by Amanda Bouchet. Happy reading!

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    1. It was fantastic! :)

      Thanks for sharing, Kathy.

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  4. Good one. Who wouldn't love living your fantasy. :-)
    sherry @ fundinmental Friday Memes

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  5. I love the concept of this one. Sounds fun! I'd love for you and your readers to check out mine! http://tinyurl.com/LisaKsBookReviewsCFF-AaB

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  6. What an intriguing story this will be! Thanks for sharing, and here's mine: “THE CRUELEST MONTH”

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    1. It was so good! Thanks for sharing with me.

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  7. I really want to read Brooding YA Hero! I also follow both Twitter accounts and I love them :D Seriously though, it looks hilarious (those diagrams though).

    I never realized that Charlotte's Web was written by E.B. White... I have no idea why! I haven't read the book yet so that may be why. I always loved that movie when I was younger :) Thanks for linking up, Lauren!

    Laura @BlueEyeBooks

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    1. It has some real winners. :)

      I never realized that the same author wrote Stuart Little for ages.

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  8. Looks like a fascinating read!! Happy weekend!

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  9. I've heard a lot of good things about Brooding YA Hero. I've been meaning to read it. Thanks for the reminder.

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  10. I can't wait to read your review on Brooding YA Hero! It looks SO funny!

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  11. I haven't heard of Never Let Me Go, but I have to say that before reading "does this cover completely change the tone of the story from creepy dysptopia to sappy love story?" I honestly thought it had to be a cheesy contemporary romance!

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    1. I really enjoyed both the novel and the movie actually. The poster just doesn't do it justice. :)

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  12. I adore the brooding Ya hero twitter so I'm so glad to hear that this seems just as funny. Definitely picking it up.

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  13. I feel like the only one in the world who doesn't want to ever read, Brooding YA Hero: Becoming A Main Character (Almost) As Awesome As Me lol

    Also yeah Never Let Me Go's movie cover sure changed the whole feel. Not cool at all.

    Thanks for linking up!

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    1. At least the movie still turned out alright, just that cover, though...

      Thanks for coming over, Carrie!

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