Thursday, July 7, 2016

The Friday 56 with Book Beginnings! No. 4

Hey everyone! It's been a pretty long time since I've participated in The Friday 56 or Book Beginnings, and I figured I should just jump right back in! The Friday 56 is hosted by Freda's Voice and Book Beginnings is hosted by Rose City Reader.

The rules are simple for both. For the Friday 56, we turn to page 56 or 56% in our e-reader and highlight a passage of any book! Book Beginnings is where you feature the first sentence (or so) of a book and give your thoughts and impressions.


Friday 56
This is from page 56 of Passenger by Alexandra Bracken! It is my current read (as I'm typing this I'm on page 100). The quote I chose is right when a part of the ship breaks, leaving the female heroine, Etta, overboard.

Book Beginnings 

This is the opening sentence to Frankstein by Mary Shelley! I have to read this book over the summer for my AP English class my upcoming junior year. I hope I like it! 


And that is my Friday 56 and Book Beginnings! They're both pretty dark scenes, but I'm liking what I'm reading. If you participated this week, feel free to link them along with your comments. :) 

Thanks for stopping by and I'll see you soon with another post!

Happy Reading! (And Friday!)

Genni @ Ready, Set, Read!    

38 comments:

  1. Oo, sounds interesting! I've heard various things about Passenger, but I love ships! Do you like it so far?

    Frankenstein is really good! I had to read it for a class and I loved it! I hope you enjoy it. :)

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    1. I like it so far, but I'm not loving it like so many other people have. I'm glad to hear that! I'm a bit worried I won't understand all of it, but I think I will!

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  2. I really want to read Frankenstein and recently bought it, so I'll be interested to hear your thoughts on it :)

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  3. Passenger is on my TBR mountain but I haven't had a chance to start it yet. Frankenstein is one of those books I have heard so much about that I feel like I've read it, but I haven't. I'm working my way through TBR mountain and landed on Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas this week. Happy reading!

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    1. I was the same way just two weeks ago. :)I'll be sure to check out your Friday 56! I haven't started Throne of Glass yet, but I really want to! You too. :D

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  4. Your post is beautiful. Lovely layout. Passenger does seem very nice! You are welcome to visit my blog and have a look at my Friday Meets on http://marelithalkink.blogspot.co.za/2016/07/friday-meets-08-july-2016.html

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    1. Thank you so much Mareli! I definitely will. :D

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  5. I've been seeing this book around...thanks for sharing, and enjoy! Here's mine: “IN TWENTY YEARS”

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  6. This sounds like a good read! Though an intense one. Your 11th grade AP summer reads are way better than they were when I was in high school. I think I had to read a lot of Dickens and I'm thinking that was the year I suffered through James Joyce. Compelling summer reading it was not! Enjoy your reading!

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    1. I'm pretty sure I'll have to read Dickens later this year! I'm actually an upcoming senior, so we're focusing on British literature. Hopefully I'll have a better experience. :D Thanks Katherine!

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  7. I've never actually read Frankenstein but hope to get to it some time this year. Maybe October should be my goal month. Sounds like it starts off well.
    My Friday Quotes

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    1. I haven't read too much of it, but I'm keeping my fingers crossed that I like it!

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  8. I've always wanted to read Frankenstein. I like the excerpt. Enjoy!

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  9. I hope you like Passenger. Not enough happened for my tastes, though, for the length of the book.

    Frankenstein, on the other hand, is one of my all-time favorites! Every time I watch one of the movie adaptations, I'm always a little disappointed because they never get it right. The closest one might be the one with Kenneth Branaugh and Robert De Niro.... :)

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    1. That seems to be my issue as well. I'm 100 or so pages in, and nothing seems to have actually happened. I'm hoping it picks up!

      I hope I love it like you did, Lauren! Now that you said that, I might have to do a joint book-movie adaption review to compare the two!

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    2. That could be cool!

      Happy reading! :)

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  10. Any of Mar Shelley's books are great reads, but Passenger is one I want to read. :-)
    I love how you laid out this post. Happy weekend!

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    1. Thank you so much Freda! Everyone keeps saying amazing things about Frankenstein, so I hope it doesn't disappoint. You too!

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  11. I started doing the book beginning thing but it was called 'First Lines Friday' instead haha. I enjoyed it for a few weeks but this week if the first time not doing it!

    Passenger sounds pretty good, really want to read it.

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    1. It's always fun to switch up your blog a bit. That's why I haven't done this one in such a long time! I hope you do! :)

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  12. Passanger has been so popular since it came out. Hope you like it!
    Here's mine if you'd like to check it out.
    https://travellingthroughwords.wordpress.com/2016/07/08/book-beginnings-and-the-friday-56-3-egg-and-spoon-by-gregory-mcguire/

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    1. I'm just hoping the hype didn't give me too high of expectations. I'll be sure to visit!

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  13. I really enjoy Bracken's writing, and I need to get to Passenger.

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    1. I didn't really like The Darkest Minds (I know! Unpopular opinion. :D) so I'm hoping I'll like Passenger more!

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    1. Thanks Ronyell! I'll be sure to visit.

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  15. This one interests me. Especially as I've heard mixed feelings about it.

    My Friday 56 from Scar Tissue

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    1. I keep hearing so much praise about Passenger actually! I hope it lives up to it!

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  16. Alexandra Bracken is such a popular author. I love her novel Brightly Woven. And Frankenstein! Mary Shelley's classic is one of my favorites. Enjoy your weekend!

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    1. I've never heard of Brightly Woven! I know she has written The Darkest Minds trilogy, but I never really looked into her as an author. I'm glad to here it! You too, Alicia! :)

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  17. I have heard a lot of good things about Alexandra Bracken! Great post and thanks for sharing 😊

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