Thursday, January 21, 2016

The Friday 56 (With Book Beginnings): Illuminae (The Illuminae Files #1) by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff


Welcome to The Friday 56, a weekly meme hosted by Freda's Voice.

These are the rules:
1. Grab a book, any book.
2. Turn to page 56, or 56% on your eReader.
3. Find any sentence (or a few, just don't spoil it) that grabs you.
4. Post it.
5. Add the URL to your post in the link on Freda's most recent Friday 56 post.


I'm also taking part in Book Beginnings, a weekly meme hosted by Rose City Reader.  The rules are pretty simple - you share the first sentence or so and your initial thoughts, impressions, or whatever else it inspires.  Don't forget to link up your post's url with Rose City Reader.




This week I'm spotlighting my current read, Illuminae (The Illuminae Files #1) by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff.  I'm super excited to finally be getting to this one after hearing so many great things about it.  I don't know why I didn't start it sooner!  Since the design itself is quite important, I'm going to do something a bit different and share photos of these two pages.  If you'll notice on page fifty-six, the first "casualty" listed is Jay Kristoff (and on the previous page Amie Kaufman is listed)!

Beginnings:



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31 comments:

  1. I did sucha good job book-talking this book it was checked out before I got a chance to read it. Ha! I read The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

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  2. Okay, now I am intrigued. The title and cover have not piqued my interest enough to pick up this book to read, but the excerpts have done it. Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.

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  3. Unusual format. I'm definitely curious about this story.
    My Friday post features THE LIGHT OF HIDDEN FLOWERS.

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    1. The story is pretty fantastic so far! Thanks for sharing!

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  4. I don't know if I want to own this book, but I do want to hold a copy in my hands and just look at it.
    I've only heard good things about this book though, so I do have high hopes for it to be as good as people have been saying.
    My Friday: Marie @ Pages to Explore

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    1. At least hold a print copy in your hands! Thanks for sharing!

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  5. I hope you enjoy Illuminae. I read it a while ago and I loved it; definitely one of my favorite books of 2015.

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  6. How fascinating. Both my kids have read this, and hate it when I read what they like reading. So I will wait until EVERYONE has read it, and then read it. It does look good though. Thanks for the peeks inside.

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    1. I hope you'll get the chance to eventually because it is fantastic!

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  7. It's definitely more interesting now seeing your post than it was beforehand for me! I'll have to see if I can put a hold on it at my library one of these days!

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    1. I hope it will come in soon - definitely interested in what you'll think of it!

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  8. I haven't heard of this one. I'd love for you to check out mine at http://tinyurl.com/LisaKsBookReviewsBTD

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    1. Thanks for sharing and stopping by my blog!

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  9. I love it when authors use the layout of the book to tell a story, or if they put in things like lists, images etc. in there which purposefully need to tell a story! I hope you enjoy this one, now that you've finally gotten your hands on it! Thanks for sharing :) I hope you have a great week!
    My Friday Post
    Juli @ Universe in Words

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    1. I'm a sucker for an interestingly formatted book, especially one that works well! Thanks for sharing!

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  10. Still haven't read this one. It's on my reading challenge now!

    My 56 - http://fuonlyknew.com/2016/01/22/the-friday-56-93-the-wolf-gift/

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    1. I hope you will like it and thanks for sharing!

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  11. I hope you are liking this one, I am not a huge fan of the way it's written. I read a different book that was a bit like it and I didn't like it. I found out I prefer just regular old written style. :)

    Stormi
    Friday Memes

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    1. So far I am. That's too bad - the style definitely isn't for everyone. Thanks for sharing!

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  12. Wow, how original! I have this one on my bookshelf, but haven't read it yet. I'll be sure to get to it soon though! Thanks for sharing and thanks for visiting my Friday post!

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    1. Thanks for visiting mine, too! Happy reading!

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  13. This is one I really want to read and your photo teasers just made me want it more! Happy weekend!

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  14. I've been wanting to pick this book up for a while because of all the amazing things tat have been said - I don't know why I've waited so long already but hopefully I can change that soon! Happy reading :)
    Enchanted by YA

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    1. Thanks! I'd say it is really living up to the hype!

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  15. I loved Illuminae when I read it! It is such a unique book in format and it seems so fast paced as well. It was such a fun read.
    I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend.
    Amanda

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  16. Not drawn to the book. I do like the Orwell quotation.

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