Stacking the Shelves #159: Of Flame and Promise

Posted December 12th, 2015 in meme, Stacking the Shelves / 36 comments


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cover of flame and promise by cecy robson

So everybody is raving about this series, and you all know how much I love an addictive UF series. But this is book #6, which I grabbed while I had the chance. My question is for those who have read this series: can I read Of Flame and Promise first or do I need to start from book 1?

What books did you get this week? Have you read any of the ones I got?

My Week

What a week. Sometimes I just don’t understand people. Let me ask you all this: how the hell am I suppose to learn something without asking questions? I was told this week that I ask too many questions. Seriously? SERIOUSLY? That’s all I’ll say about that.

I went out tonight. It was dead for a Friday night, probably because of the San Bernardino Shooting. People are scared to go out. My friend’s daughter worked at the place that got shot up, luckily she wasn’t there at the time.  Crazy, scary, sad times.

Saw the movie Spotlight. I had never heard of the movie before, my friend is the one who wanted to watch it. I actually ended up liking it. The subject is heavy but I love movies based on true events. The cast was amazing: Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, and Live Schreiber.

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36 Responses to “Stacking the Shelves #159: Of Flame and Promise”

  1. Lekeisha

    Happy reading! You ask too many questions? Wow, that’s a first for me. You can’t learn something if you don’t ask questions.

  2. Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

    I’m with you – there’s no such thing as asking too many questions. Can you imagine if you didn’t ask a question, and you did something the wrong way? Would they say you asked too many questions, then?
    I haven’t read the Weird Girl series, but wow, Of Flame and Promise sounds really good!

    • Jennifer (Bad Bird Reads)

      No, then they would say I screwed up and I better not do it again, but obviously I can’t ask how to do it right the next time. A real pickle I’m in, lol

  3. chucklesthescot

    Sometimes I really do think the world has gone mad with all the hate and violence. This is why I’m happy to sit in my house with a good book and forget about the outside world. I can’t help you with the Cecy Robson series I’m afraid-I didn’t like the first book and abandoned it! Hope you get on better with the series!

  4. Red Iza

    Haven’t read the series yet, sorry ! And you can’t ask too many questions on the job, I prefer that when there’s work to do – at least, you know the person’s interested and less likely to do something wrong. I hate when people are too self-assured and you have to mend their mistakes. It’s fortunate your friend’s daughter escaped the killing, but it must have shocked her anyway…

    • Jennifer (Bad Bird Reads)

      I am totally with you on the questions thing. It was quite a shock to me.

  5. Jessica @ a GREAT read

    OOh nice! I liked this one, though it’s not really a book 6, it’s more 4.5 or something like that. It falls in between the events of book 3 or 4 and just before 5.

    But yes, I do think you need to read the first 4 books first. You can read book 5, but like I said this takes place before that one. So it’s not a “true” book 6. But the series was really fun and incredible! Hope you enjoy it too!

    My STS will be up tomorrow, so be sure to stop by then!

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower 🙂

    • Jennifer (Bad Bird Reads)

      Thinks for clearing that up. Sometime series can get jumbled. I do plan to read the whole series so I will put this one aside until I do. thanks.

    • Jennifer (Bad Bird Reads)

      i know, they are going crazy for her books. Why is it taking me so long to get to her? *sighs*

  6. Grace Fonseca

    I love the Weird Girls Series so very much. It’s important to read the first five books in the series, so you understand what is happening. There is nothing wrong with asking questions. I hope you love it.

  7. kindlemom1

    You definitely have to read the books in order it will give too much away plus you will be lost if you start with book six, sorry! I know that sucks but, you are going to love the series I think!

  8. Nathan

    I haven’t read the weird Girl series but hope you like it. I am glad your friends daughter is safe. There does seem to be to much violence today.
    You have to ask questions to make informed decisions.

  9. Christy

    I haven’t read Of Flames and Promise yet, but I know you need to read the others. It’s a switch of POVs, but it’s a continuous story.

    You should constantly phrase everything as a question to the person who told you that. Every little thing. Just annoy the shit out of them in the nicest way. lol.

    • Jennifer (Bad Bird Reads)

      I should even answer in questions, right? Ooooh, you got me all challenged up now. hehe

  10. Kristin

    I ask questions all the time. like you said, how else are you supposed to learn? I’m glad to hear you had fun. I can understand everyone’s apprehension. I was shocked when I saw something happened in SB. These shootings are just getting ridiculous and out of hand. 🙁

    • Jennifer (Bad Bird Reads)

      I am nervous on how bad it’s going to get. Just yesterday schools were being closed because of called in threats.

  11. Ashley @ Ashleyz Wonderland

    How dare you ask a question!! That is totally unacceptable!! J/K I’ve never heard of such bullshit. I always thought we were encouraged to ask questions if we didn’t understand something. Maybe I’m behind or I’ve missed something?

  12. Jaclyn Canada

    I encourage the people I’m training to ask questions. You end up with people who do it wrong if they can’t ask questions. There are too many variables involved with every task where I work, so when a new situation comes up, they will need to ask about that too. I only get irritated if I have to answer the same question time and again. I haven’t seen that UF series that I know of. I’ll be keeping an eye on what you think.

    • Jennifer (Bad Bird Reads)

      I am the same way with training. I sometimes over-explain things because I want people to be prepared as possible. Questions are always the key.

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