Weekend Book Friends #13

Friday, December 11, 2020

 Not only is it Friday, but it's also holidays! Jippie Yea!!!! We haven't done a Weekend Book Friends post in months. Where did the year go by? Christmas is 2 weeks away and it's time to start to relax and unwind. We definitely do have the Christmas spirit already and stacks of books to get through before the end of the year. 

So what are we starting with this weekend?

Daisy Jones & The Six


For a while, Daisy Jones & The Six were everywhere. Their albums were on every turntable, they sold out arenas from coast to coast, their sound defined an era. And then, on 12 July 1979, they split.

Nobody ever knew why. Until now.

They were lovers and friends and brothers and rivals. They couldn't believe their luck, until it ran out. This is their story of the early days and the wild nights, but everyone remembers the truth differently.

The only thing they all know for sure is that from the moment Daisy Jones walked barefoot onstage at the Whisky, their lives were irrevocably changed.

Making music is never just about the music. And sometimes it can be hard to tell where the sound stops and the feelings begin.


This book has been on my Mommy's bookshelf since February this year and is on her reading list to complete her Alphabet Challenge for this year. She better get reading this afternoon. 

Book Beginnings


  For our first stop today, we will pay a visit to Gilion over at Rose City Reader to share our Book Beginnings.  Every Friday you can link up and share the first sentence of your current read (or the one you plan to devour over the weekend), as well as your initial thoughts and impressions. Hashtags are the one thing I do know on social media, so simply #bookbeginnings so we can find each other. 

Daisy Jones & The Six opens with:

"Daisy Jones was born in 1951 and grew up in the Hollywood Hills of Los Angeles, California. The daughter of Frank Jones, the well-known British painter, and Jeanne LeFevre, a French model, Daisy started to make a name for herself in the late sixties as a young teenager on the Sunset Strip."

The Friday 56


Next we will pay a visit to Freda over at Freda's voice who hosts the Friday 56. Don't show up empty handed though! 
  • Grab a book (Yes, any book. But it might get you to your other Friday activities a bit quicker if you just grab the book you are currently reading)
  • Turn to page 56 or 56% on your e-reader
  • Find a sentence or two (your other Friday activities might determine this)
  • Post it!
  • Remember to post your link on Freda's Voice and to visit the other guys in the linky.
  • And  last but not least, don't forget to list the title of the book and the author as well.

Lets' see what happens on page 56 of Daisy Jones & The Six: 

"We have enough Cookies. And the kid said, Not this kind. They were laced. I have no idea who send them."

We are also waiting for a cookie order this afternoon! How interesting. Wonder if our cookies will have lace trimmings as well. That is what they are talking about, right?

Book Blogger Hop 


The Book Blogger's hop's purpose is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers to your own blog. Every week, there will be a prompt featuring a book related question. It's hosted by Ramblings of a coffee addicted writer and he guess he hops around like a bunny due to all the caffeine. Hence his name. 

This week's question: 
What was the last book you started to read but couldn't finish? (submitted by Billy @ Coffee Addicted Writer)                        

We are rather sensitive about abandonment. I was a little stray kitten until my Mommy rescued me. So she's not very good with abandoning a book either. Of the 1101 books on her Goodreads shelf, only 11 are on the abandoned shelf. 

The last book she didn't finish was Angel Fire by Lisa Unger. It was the first book written by Lisa Unger and was actually published under Lisa Miscione originally. There were just too many plot shifts and when another character who would definitely throw the plot again was introduced at 40%, she just gently moved the book to the Kindle trash basket.  

We've only abandoned the book, not the author though. 

December Countdown: One prompt per day

Our last stop today will be at Lynn's Books for the December Countdown. We are counting down to the new year and every day we post a book from a different prompt. It's the greatest fun ever. If you want to know more about it, just click on the above link to Lynn's blog.


Day 11 - Mistletoe. A book with a bit of romance.

Have you read Daisy Jones & Six? I strongly suspect we are a few of the only people on the planet who haven't yet. 

What are you reading this weekend?



Have a wonderful weekend!

Lots of love, 


Elza   


37 comments

  1. Great excerpts. I enjoyed this book a while ago. Thanks for visiting my blog.

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    1. I saw you read it Laurel-Rain, that's why I know I'll most probably enjoy it a lot!

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  2. Hi Mareli,

    You definitely aren't the only person on the planet who hasn't read this book, as I have never even heard of it before! That however, if I am allowed to be totally honest, is probably because it just doesn't sound like something I would particularly enjoy! Although with the day I am having so far, a couple of your pretty lace-trimmed cookies might be just what I need :)

    Basically I am quite a stubborn person, so I never give up on a book, even if I hate it and I don't think I could name one which has defeated me yet! Having just commented that I don't like the sound of the Daisy Jones book, if someone sat me down and told me I had to read it, I would sit and plod through it to the bitter end - 'coz who knows, I might even enjoy it!!

    Thanks for sharing, enjoy the books and the cookies, and have a peaceful weekend :)

    Yvonne Xx

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    1. Wha ha ha!! Had such a lekker (nice in Afrikaans) laugh at your cookies comment. I guess we can all do with those laced cookies every now and again.

      I've bought this book on a BIG special beginning of the year and I've heard so many good things about it that I will give it a try. I've read another book once that was written in a similar style and I loved it. So let's see if this one will live up to its hype.

      I don't easily abandon either. Normally only when I feel I really can't take it anymore!

      Hope your weekend has been good so far.

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  3. I haven't read it yet but it is lurking on my Kindle. I hear so much about it that I bought a copy when it was a Kindle Daily Deal. Since it is way out of the genres I usually read, it might linger quite a while yet. I'm spotlighting The Shadowy Horses by Susanna Kearsley which was a read/listen combo for me. Happy reading!

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    1. Hi Kathy! Long time no speak! I also bought the book on a special this year, but it's a paperback. I'm quite looking forward to reading it!

      Not my preferred reading either, but I'm always game to try something new.

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  4. I haven't read it yet, but have been very curious about it. I hope you enjoy it! Have a great weekend! :)

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    1. Same here, so I guess I need to start reading!

      Hope you are enjoying a wonderful weekend!

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  5. Daisy Jones has been in my reading pile for the longest time. I still intend to read it at some point, even though I've seen mixed reviews. Hope you enjoy it.

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    1. Mixed reviews yes. And that is normally when I really want to read a book! See where I fall. I bought it at a book sale earlier this year so I might as well read it.

      Thanks for stopping by and I do hope you are having a good weekend.

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  6. I've heard a lot of good things about Daisy Jones & The Six. It seems interesting.

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    1. It sure does! I will keep you guys posted on my progress.

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  7. This one has been on my wishlist since th erelease! I should get a copy soon! Happy weekend!

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    1. I hope you get one soon Freda! And that you had a wonderful birthday!

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  8. I’ve not read Daisy Jones, I suspect it probably won’t be my cup of tea but I’m sure I heard they are making a tv show so I’ll wait !

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    1. That will be super great! I am a bit out of tune on all the adaptations that are happening at the moment. Think I need to have a nice sit-down and just get up to speed.

      Same as you, I will then most probably not read certain books and rather just watch the adaptation!

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  9. I have not read Daisy Jones either. So don't feel alone there.

    Welcome to your vacation!

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    1. Jippie Yea!! Vacation!! I've just started with Daisy Jones. Something different, but I think it's going to work. Let's see!

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    1. Thanks so much! I will have to hop over to your blog again to figure out your 100 words per day. Seems like fun!

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  11. Give me another week and then I can relax. For a week, anyway. :-) I'm hoping next week will be calm at work and I can ease into the holiday. I do hope you have a nice holiday. You certainly deserve the time off.

    I hope you enjoy Daisy Jones and the Six. Just about everyone who reads it seems to like it. I haven't really had any interest in it, and so am not sure if I will get around to reading it.

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    1. Halloooo! So far, the holidays have been nothing but sleep and being lazy. Reading a bit too. Today I felt like sorting out the blog and now I have a gazillion new ideas.

      Hope your week will go smoothly and that the holidays will be upon you before you know it.

      I've started with Daisy Jones this afternoon, I think it might work!

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  12. Sorry, I haven't read Daisy Jones but I certainly heard a lot about it, I'll be curious to read your review. Happy reading ;)

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    1. Hi IzaBzh! I've just started it and I think it might work for me. It sure is something different. Let's see if I reach the review part. I don't review all books that I read. Only those I have something to say about.

      Hope you had a good weekend!

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  13. 2 weeks til Christmas- yikes!!! I haven't read Daisy Jones yet but I did read a different book by TJR and liked it- Maybe In another Life. Good stuff.

    Hope you're having a great weekend!

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    1. Now it's less than 2 weeks! I've just started with Daisy Jones and I think it will right up your alley Greg. Give it a try.

      I hope you had a good weekend and that your upcoming week will be awesome!

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  14. I listened to the audiobook of Daisy Jones & The Six last year and really loved it! I would definitely recommend reading it that way if you can. Since it has many "interviews" with the characters. The different voice actors really bring all of the characters to life. I hope you end up enjoying it. Have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by my blog! :)

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    1. Hi Nikki! I've started with it this afternoon and I see that the Audio recording comes highly recommended. But I've bought a physical copy and I'm going to read it and if I think it's that good, I'll re-listen to the audio book.

      Thanks for recommendation and for returning the favor.

      Have a good week ahead!

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  15. You have quite the excellent mommy who doesn't abandon books!

    I don't either :)

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    1. Thank you! The older she gets, the easier it does become to just toss a book she doesn't like. but she will still try for at least 25 - 40%.

      Have a good week ahead!

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  16. I read Daisy Jones. And I've also been highly interested in audio books and podcasts lately. Here is the latest Holiday one I've been listening to at https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/blight-christmas-a-horror-holiday-together/id1542676344?fbclid=IwAR1ufRgY73QannICDS5GoLDHN_le7Z1sh6dEicV_8Mv0cv-JnurcIPlVHzw

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    1. I've heard that the Audio Recording is really good, but I've started with the printed book this afternoon. Will see, maybe I will listen to a few clips as well.

      Thanks Trin!

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  17. I've read lots of very positive reviews for Daisy Jones and I would like to give it a try at some point.
    Only two weeks - no, I am not panicking. Nope.
    Lynn :D

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    1. Hi Lynn! I'm about halfway through and it's not really mind blowing, but it is an enjoyable read. I believe I should have rather listened to the audio recording. Might go back and forth a bit.

      Now Christmas is only 10 days away!

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  18. I've had my eye on this one since it came out and have read so many positive reviews about it. Hopefully you love it! I'm bad about forcing myself to finish a book that I'm really not enjoying which half the time causes me to go into a reading slump!

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    1. It does make you feel inadequate if you don't finish a book yes. The older I get, the easier. Or maybe I just choose better now!

      Halfway through Daisy Jones and it's not blowing my mind, but it sure is something different and reads rather easy.

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  19. Daisy Jones & the Six is one of my all-time favorites! I listened to the audiobook and LOVED ALL OF IT. I hope you have a chance to read it soon. :)

    Lindsi @ Do You Dog-ear? 💬

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