The Friday 56: Into the Water

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The Friday 56 is a weekly meme hosted by Freda’s Voice. The rules are simple: Turn to page 56 or 56% on your e-reader and post a line (or two)! I’m currently reading Into the Water by Paula Hawkins.


intothewaterii.jpgTitle: Into the Water
Author: Paula Hawkins
Status: 30%
Genre: Mystery, Thriller (Adult)

People can survive the fall, but that doesn’t mean they will.

This has been a creepier book than I expected. It is written in several points of view and I love all of the information that I’m getting for this mystery. So far, I am liking the plot and atmosphere more than The Girl on the Train.

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The Friday 56: The Devil of Nanking

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The Friday 56 is a weekly meme hosted by Freda’s Voice. The rules are simple: Turn to page 56 or 56% on your e-reader and post a line (or two)! I’m currently reading The Devil of Nanking by Mo Hayder.


thedevilofnankingTitle: The Devil of Nanking
Author: Mo Hayder
Status: page 153/359
Genre: Mystery, Horror, Historical Fiction (Adult)

The only place the view of the city was interrupted was where Marylin – the blank reverse of her, girders, engineered and supported with metal struts – creaked and rattled back and forth through the night, blocking our view completely every ten seconds or so.

This is an intriguing book in so many different ways. Not only is there one mystery, but there are several, and I want to know all the answers now! I’ve read two of Mo Hayder’s books before, Birdman and The Treatment, and I have to say that so far this book hasn’t been as disturbing as those. However, I feel like things may get there…

 

The Friday 56: Blood & Beauty

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The Friday 56 is a weekly meme hosted by Freda’s Voice. The rules are simple: Turn to page 56 or 56% on your e-reader and post a line (or two)! My current read is Blood & Beauty: The Borgias by Sarah Dunant.


bloodandbeautyTitle: Blood & Beauty: The Borgias
Author: Sarah Dunant
Status: page 354/506
Genre: Historical (Adult)

Whatever some people may say to the contrary, Alexander is nor a man without a conscience.

This has been an impressive and fascinating book based on real people who I already find interesting. There is also a lot of expanding on their choices and the culture of Italy as a whole that I’ve enjoyed. I have loved the exploration of Cesare’s character, as well as what it might have been like for Lucrezia to be surrounded by such powerful men who held her life in their hands for their own gains. Sarah Dunant is a great author who I can’t believe I’ve only read twice, including this book, but I think I will be reading more from her.


Do you read historical fiction?

The Friday 56: Shopaholic to the Stars

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The Friday 56 is a weekly meme hosted by Freda’s Voice. The rules are simple: Turn to page 56 or 56% on your e-reader and post a line (or two)! I’m reading Shopaholic to the Stars by Sophie Kinsella.


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Title: Shopaholic to the Stars
Author: Sophie Kinsella
Status: page 160/479
Genre: Contemporary, Humor (Adult)

We’re standing on the stars. The Hollywood Walk of Fame, which I’ve seen a million times on TV but never for real. I feel as thought Luke has put it there especially as a present for me, all shiny and pink.

Diving back into the world of Becky Bloomwood is always an adventure. She gets herself into some wild situations, and I always find this series a joy to read. I’m not that far into Shopaholic to the Stars just yet, but I love seeing Hollywood throughout Becky’s eyes (like this line) and how she starts to live her life there. The synopsis doesn’t cover everything and, in fact, part of the book that I’m loving the most right now isn’t even mentioned in it.


Have you read any of the Shopaholic series?

Friday 56: Jane Eyre and The Walking Dead, Vol. 3

The Friday 56 is a weekly meme hosted by Freda’s Voice. The rules are simple: Turn to page 56 or 56% on your e-reader and post a line (or two)! This week I am reading 2 books, Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte and The Walking Dead, Vol. 3: Safety Behind Bars by Robert Kirkman. Well, I finished this volume after I prepared this post.


janeeyreiiTitle: Jane Eyre
Author: Charlotte Bronte
Status: page 50/524
Genre: Gothic, Coming-of-age (Adult)

A quarter of an hour passed before lessons again begun, during which the school-room was in a glorious tumult.

I’m listening to an audiobook version of Jane Eyre right now and I am enjoying listening to this narrator. As far as the story goes, I haven’t made it that far into it, but I like that it has begun with Jane as a child and I can’t wait to get further into it. The tone of the book is great.Read More »

Friday 56: Once and For All

The Friday 56 is a weekly meme hosted by Freda’s Voice. The rules are simple: Turn to page 56 or 56% on your e-reader and post a line (or two)! My current read is Once and For All by Sarah Dessen.


onceandforallTitle: Once and For All
Author: Sarah Dessen
Status: page 70/357
Genre: Contemporary, Romance (Young Adult)

I felt a prickle at the back of my neck, hairs raising up. Immediately, Jilly glanced at the twins who were still absorbed in their game, then put a hand on my arm.

Last month, I did a Waiting on Wednesday post about this book. I’m so excited that it’s finally out and I have a copy! It took me about a week to get my copy, but it was worth the wait. Physically, it’s a beautiful book and I love getting into a Dessen book. There are parts of it that are reminding me of What I Thought Was True by Huntley Fitzpatrick, which I read a couple of months ago. There is a bit of a mystery as to what happened in the previous summer. I can’t wait to get further into it.

The Friday 56: Crown of Midnight

The Friday 56 is a weekly meme hosted by Freda’s Voice. The rules are simple: Turn to page 56 or 56% on your e-reader and post a line (or two)! I am reading Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas.


crownofmidnightTitle: Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass, #2)
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Status: page 318/418
Genre: Fantasy (Young Adult)

‘Be grateful I consider you a worthy accessory.’

My reading has slowed down a bit the past couple of weeks and I’m still on my first read of May, but I am almost finished with book 2 in the Throne of Glass series. There are definite parts, like the one sampled here, that I’ve absolutely love, but I have hit some speed bumps here and there in the plot. Still, this story is unlike anything I’ve read before and I’m currently planning on continuing to read this series once I finish this book (after I read a few other books on my TBR list/shelf first).

Have you read this series? What do you think of this particular book?