The Friday 56 (With Book Beginnings) + 50/50 Friday


On Friday's I take part in three weekly link ups - The Friday 56, hosted by Freda's Voice, Book Beginnings, hosted by Rose City Reader, and 50/50 Friday is a new weekly link up and it is hosted by Carrie @ The Butterfly Reader and Laura @ Blue Eye Books.  For The Friday 56, you choose a book, a book you have just finished, a book you are about to start, your current read, and share a line or a few lines that grab you (but don't spoil anything) from page 56 or 56% of the way through the ebook.  Post it and share your post's url on Freda's most recent Friday 56 post.  As for Book Beginnings, you share the first sentence or so and your initial thoughts, impressions, or whatever else it inspires, and then link up your post's url with Rose City Reader.   Then, for  50/50 Friday, every week there's a new topic featuring two sides of the same coin - you share a book that suits each category and link up on the hosts blogs.


January 19, 2018: Skin Game by Jim Butcher + Book With Most Complex/ Straightforward Plot Structure


January 12, 2017: Black Panther: A Nation Under Our Feet, Book 1 by Ta-Nehisi Coates, Illustrated by Brian Stelfreeze + Best/ Worst Book Read In 2017
January 5, 2017: Cold Days by Jim Butcher + Best/ Worst Book You Read In December
December 29, 2017: The Glass Bird Girl by Esme Kerr + Favorite/ Least Favorite Christmas/ Winter-Related Trope
December 22, 2017: Fun With Your New Head by Thomas M. Disch + Best/ Worst Christmas Themed Book
December 14, 2017: These Ruthless Deeds by Tarun Shanker and Kelly Zekas + Favorite/ Least Favorite Sidekick
December 8, 2017: The Dark Days Pact by Alison Goodman + Newest/ Oldest Book You Own
November 24, 2017: Red Rising by Pierce Brown + Books That Left You Hungry For More/ Satisfied
November 17, 2017: The School for Good and Evil by Soman Chainani + Book You Were Early/ Late To The Party In Ready
November 10, 2017: Brooding YA Hero by Carrie Ann DiRisio + Favorite/ Least Favorite Movie Tie-In Cover
November 3, 2017: Armada by Ernest Cline + Best/ Worst Book Read in October
October 20, 2017: Phantom Pains by Mishell Baker + Favorite/ Least Favorite Book To Movie Adaptation
October 13, 2017: Mistress of Mellyn by Victoria Holt + Best/ Worst Bookish Job (From A Book)
September 29, 2017: Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo + Character Most/ Least Likely To Run Naked Down The Street
September 22, 2017: The Poisoner's Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York by Deborah Blum + Author You'd Most/ Least Like To Meet
September 15, 2017: Midnight Crossroad by Charlaine Harris + Favorite/ Least Favorite Series Cover Set
September 8, 2017: The Rook by Daniel O'Malley + Favorite/ Least Favorite Cover Trend
September 1, 2017: The Lying Game by Ruth Ware + Best/ Worst Books Read In August
August 25, 2017: The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith + Books You Enjoyed With Most/ Least Pages
August 18, 2017: Aaru by David Meredith + Bookish Gift You'd Most/ Least Like To Receive
August 11, 2017: Nevermore by Keith R.A DeCandido + Favorite/ Least Favorite Font Style
August 4, 2017: The Carnelian by William L. Stuart + Best/ Worst Book Read in July
July 28, 2017: Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh + Place You Buy The Most/ Least Books
July 21, 2017: Nevernight by Jay Kristoff + Most/ Least Favorite Character Name
July 14, 2017: Cold Summer by Gwen Cole + Favorite/ Least Favorite Book Trope
July 7, 2017: Flygirl by Sherri L. Smith + Favorite/ Least Favorite Supernatural Beings
June 30: The Bane Chronicles by Cassandra Clare + Best/ Worst Book You Read In June
June 23, 2017: Heartless by Marissa Meyer + Favorite/ Least Favorite Format of a Book
June 16, 2017: The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley + Favorite/ Least Favorite Book of the First Half of the Year
June 9, 2017: Birds, Beasts, and Relatives by Gerald Durrell + Best/ Worst Place To Read
June 2, 2017: A Torch Against the Night by Sabaa Tahir + Best/ Worst Book In May
May 25, 2017: If We Were Villains by M. L. Rio + Most Deep/ Most Shallow Book In YA Contemporary
May 19, 2017: Feel Me Fall by James Morris + Character's Life You'd Want To Live/ Not Want To Live
May 12, 2017: Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford + Character You'd Want/ Not Want To Meet
May 5, 2017: Marked for Judgment by Jared McCann + Best/ Worst Book You Read In April
April 28, 2017: The Ship Beyond Time by Heidi Heilig + World You'd Like/ Not Like To Live In
April 21, 2017: The Lost City of Z by David Grann + Favorite/ Least Favorite Book In The Romance Genre
April 14, 2017: The Gauntlet by Karuna Riazi + Lightest/ Darkest Book Themes or Atmosphere
April 7, 2017: American Agent by Melvin Purvis + Best/ Worst Conclusion to a Series
March 31, 2017: The Three Taps by Ronald A. Knox + Best/ Worst Book You Read In March
March 23, 2017: A Conjuring of Light by V.E. Schwab + Worth the Hype/ Not Worth the Hype
March 17, 2017: Caraval by Stephanie Garber + Best/ Worst Debut Novel
March 10, 2017: The Girl with Ghost Eyes by M.H. Boroson + Best/ Worst King or Queen
March 3, 2017: The Thin Man by Dashiell Hammett + Best/ Worst Book You Read In February
February 24, 2017: Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo + Most/ Least Intricately Built World
February 17, 2017: Outrageous: The Victoria Woodhull Saga, Volume 1: Rise to Riches by Neal Katz + Character most/ least likely to be a world traveler
February 10, 2017: My Best Friend's Exorcism by Grady Hendrix + Most/ least changed by their hero's journey
February 3, 2017: RoseBlood by A.G. Howard + Best/ Worst book you read in Janurary
January 27, 2017: The Book Jumper by Mechthild Glaser + Favorite/ Least favorite spine design
January 20, 2017: The Invisible Library by Genevieve Cogman + Most/ Least likely to go running in sleet
January 13, 2017: My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows + Most/ Least favorite cover
January 6, 2017: A Gathering of Shadows by V.E. Schwab + Character most/ least like you
December 29, 2016: The Trial (Pulse #1) by R.A. Crawford + Best/ worst food in a book
December 23, 2016: The Sword of Summer (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard #1) by Rick Riordan + Sidekick who deserves a spinoff/ a sidekick who is better as part of a group
December 16, 2016: A Criminal Magic by Lee Kelly + Animal sidekick as pet/ never as pet
December 9, 2016: Working for the Devil by Lilith Saintcrow + Favorite/ least favorite main character
December 2, 2016: The Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis + Character most/ least likely to go cliff diving
November 25, 2016: Lock In (Lock In #1) by John Scalzi + Best/ worst world an author has created
November 18, 2016: The Circuit: Executor Rising by Rhett C. Bruno + Best/ worst book an author has published
November 11, 2016: Gemina by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff + Best/ worst villain
November 4, 2016: Finnikin of the Rock by Melina Marchetta + Best/ worst scene in a book
October 28, 2016: The Uninvited by Cat Winters + Charactert most/ least likely to curl up on a couch and read a book
October 21, 2016: The Last Days of Jack Sparks by Jason Arnopp + Best villain/ Worst villain
October 14, 2016: The Call by Peadar Ó Guilín + Book to the big screen/ Never to the big screen
October 7, 2016: The Ugly Teapot by Fred Holmes + Overrated book/ Underated book
September 30, 2016: Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
September 23, 2016: Only Human by Gareth Roberts
September 16, 2016: Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
September 9, 2016: Belgavia by Julian Fellowes
September 2, 2016: The Summer That Melted Everything by Tiffany McDaniel
August 26, 2016: The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware
August 19, 2016: The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater
August 5, 2016: The Girl From Everywhere by Heidi Heilig
July 29, 2016: The Dark Realm by Anthea Sharp
July 22, 2016: Ms. Marvel, Volume 5: Super Famous by G. Willow Wilson
July 15, 2016: Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton
July 1, 2016: Down with the Shine by Kate Karyus Quinn
June 24, 2016: The May Queen Murders by Sarah Jude
June 17, 2016: Murder on Wheels by Lynn Cahoon
June 10, 2016: Tracked by Jenny Martin
June 3, 2016: Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel
May 27, 2016: Ink and Bone by Rachel Caine
May  20, 2016: Future Shock by Elizabeth Briggs
May 13, 2016: Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard
May 6, 2016: The Regional Office is Under Attack! by Manuel Gonzales
April 29, 2016: Lady Midnight (The Dark Artifices #1) by Cassandra Clare 
April 22, 2016: The Island and the Kite by Aurora Zahni
April 15, 2016: Redemption by Elora Mitchell
April 8, 2016: Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
April 1, 2016: Passenger by Alexandra Bracken
March 25, 2016: Last Rites by Perry Michael Smith
March 18, 2016: The Dark Days Club by Alison Goodman
March 11, 2016: Library Jumpers by Brenda Drake
March 4, 2016: Horrorstor by Grady Hendrix, Illustrated by Michael Rogalski
February 26, 2016: Department Nineteen by Will Hill
February 19, 2016: Revenge and the Wild by Michelle Modesto
February 12, 2016: The Walled City by Ryan Graudin
February 5, 2016: Tricked by Kevin Hearne
January 29, 2016: Winter by Marissa Meyer
January 22, 2016: Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
January 15, 2016: Vicious by V.E. Schwab
January 8, 2016: The Awesome by Eva Darrows
January 1, 2016: Harrison Squared by Daryl Gregory


  1. I'm not seeing a book shared, but happy weekend anyway.

  2. Hi!

    Hmmm where's the book? :)

    I'm a little late responding, I've had such a busy long weekend. Happy Monday! (I played Music Monday!)