Why I Love Wednesdays…Types of Endings
Mocha Girl Alexis from Reflections of a Bookaholic started a Wednesday Meme called Why I Love Wednesday. What is a Meme you ask? According to wikipedia…The term “Internet meme” refers to a catchphrase or concept that spreads rapidly from person to person via the Internet, largely through Internet-based email, blogs, forums, Imageboards, social networking sites and instant messaging. Basically, a topic from the meme host (Alexis) is posted on participating blogs with blog authors (me) answering it on their site (here).
The topic this Wednesday is…Types of Endings
This one is easy! I love endings that make you wonder if there is going to be another book coming. I need a few resolutions here and there to tie up some loose ends before it ends. As for my mom she ALWAYS needs a happy ending. She even will go as far as to read the ending first just to see if she will like the book.
What types of endings do you like? Are you a sucker for a happy ending? Or do you need a cliff hanger? Leave a comment.
♥Mocha Girl Alysia♥
“In an extraordinary fictional debut, Delores Phillips delivers a narrative with the kind of brutal force that renders a reader breathless…. A captivating and emotional tale, The Darkest Child is a narrative as much about hate as it is about love.” —Noir! African-American Book Review
After all the books nominations and over 150 votes cast…Mocha Girls Read February book selection winner is The Darkest Child by Delores Phillips. Take a minute to see what this book and the author are all about.
Rozelle Quinn is so fair-skinned that she can pass for white. Yet everyone in her small Georgia town knows. Rozelle’s ten children (by ten different daddies) are mostly light, too. They sleep on the floor in her drafty, rickety three-room shack and live in fear of her moods and temper. But they are all vital to her. They occupy the only world she rules and controls. They multiply her power in an otherwise cruel and uncaring universe.
Rozelle favors her light-skinned kids, but insists that they all love and obey her unquestioningly. Tangy Mae, thirteen, is her brightest but darkest-complected child. Tangy wants desperately to continue with her education. Shockingly, the highest court in the land has just ruled that Negroes may go to school with whites. Her mother, however, has other plans.
Rozelle wants her daughter to work, cleaning houses for whites, like she does, and accompany her to the “Farmhouse,” where Rozelle earns extra money bedding men. Tangy Mae, she’s decided, is of age.
Congratulations to Mocha Girl Delores for becoming Mocha Girls Read book for the month for February 2012.
Feel free to leave comments and thoughts here as you are reading the book. I’m looking forward to reading this book and hearing what everyone thinks of it.
Keep the pages turning!
♥Mocha Girl Alysia♥
How are you doing with the book of the month? Are you reading along with Kris? If so, you should be done with Chapter 18. What do think of the first 18 chapters so far? If you haven’t made it to this check points yet, no worries! Here is a recap for you.
January 1st: Reading begins! January 7th: Progress Report #1 – End of Chapter 6 January 14th: Progress Report #2 – End of Chapter 12
- January 21st: Progress Report #3 – End of Chapter 18
- January 28th: Progress Report #4 – End of Chapter 24
- January 31st: Final Report – End of Chapter 27
Progress Report 1 (Chapter 1 to 6): Take a look and see what these bloggers thought of the first 6 chapters.
Progress Report 2 (Chapter 7 to 12): Take a look and see what these bloggers thought of the first 12 chapters.
If you haven’t made it to Chapter 18… Don’t read further!!
SPOILER ALERT!! SPOILER ALERT!! SPOILER ALERT!! SPOILER ALERT!!
Chapter 12 to 18 Test Questions
1. How many tributes can you name from the Hunger Games?
2. What is Haymitch’s advice to Katniss before the Hunger games begin?
3. Where are the weapons located at the beginning of the Hunger Games?
4. What does Katniss get?
5. What are the most important skills she has for staying alive? What qualities of her personality keep her going?
6. What do you think will happen next?
What do you win if you get all of the answers right? The satisfaction of knowing you are… RIGHT! It’s not to late to join Kris in the Read Along. Click on the owl and it will take you right to her Read Along. Keep the pages turning!
Mocha Girl Alysia