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The Friday 56 (With Book Beginnings): The Bane Chronicles by Cassandra Clare + 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.


This week I'm spotlighting my current…

Top Ten Tuesday: Best Books I've Read In 2017 So Far:

Happy Tuesday and welcome back to Top Ten Tuesday, a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish!  This week's topic is Best Books I've Read In 2017 So Far.  I've read some fantastic books so far this year so let's get this show on the road.  Each title is linked to my review.  Here we go, in alphabetical order by title:


And the Trees Crept In by Dawn Kurtagich - The audiobook of this is one of the creepiest and intense I've had the pleasure of listening to.  If you like Shutter Island or The Others, you need to try this!


Dark Matter by Blake Crouch - This awesome exploration of the multiverse lives up to the hype 100%!



A Gathering of Shadows& A Conjuring of Light (Shades of Magic #2 & 3) by V.E. Schwab - This series is an all time favorite - I can't get enough of this author!


The Girl With Ghost Eyes by M.H. Boroson - I absolutely need to see more of Li-Li and her San Francisco in in my life!


The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas - If you haven't already…

Music Monday: oneboredjeu Mashup

Happy Monday everyone and welcome back to Music Monday! Let's share some songs we've been enjoying lately!  If you would like to play and I really hope you do, please see the rules and link up below.

Rules:

Every Monday share a few songs you've been enjoying lately.  It doesn't have to be a specific genre, new, or one of your favorites - just something you'd like to share with others.  If possible, share a music or lyric video of the song and your thoughts on the song(s), artist(s), and/or music video(s).

If you would like to participate in Music Monday, please join the link up by sharing your post's url.

Recently I've been listening to oneboredjeu Mashup videos and I've stumbled on quite a few really good ones that really work together.  The two I've decided to share with you guys today both happen to feature Panic! at the Disco.  The first pairs "Victorious" by P!atD and "Smooth Criminal by Michael Jackson for "Annie! At The Di…

Sunday Funday: Half Price Books Clearance Sale Haul

Happy Sunday everyone!  I hope everyone's had a great week!  Yesterday, I managed to accumulate a lot of books for cheap at the Half Price Books Clearance Sale in Columbus.  If you've never been to one of their clearance sales, it's quite an event and kind of overwhelming - there's so much to see.  The Columbus sale was held at the state fair grounds and in one of the expo center building which has 50,000+ square footage of floor space - pretty much all of which is used up for the sale.  I went with a couple of friends who had never been there, and, although I tried to describe just how big the sale was, I could see by the look on their faces that my description didn't do it justice.  Just the fact that they have shopping carts, should give you some idea of how big this sale is!  Anyway, below are all of the books I picked up (all for less than the regular price of one hardback):


An Elegant Madness: High Society in Regency England by Venetia Murray - It's a soc…

Captain America Book Tag

I just happened to stumble upon this tag via Wendy @ Book Scents and since Steve Rogers, aka Captain America, is one of my favorite MCU characters I couldn't resist joining in!  Not to mention, I'm really excited for the release of Spider-Man: Homecoming in a couple of weeks.  On to the tag:


Steve Rogers/Captain America: a book with a big character transformation



Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling - Neville Longbottom makes one of the biggest transformations of all!


Peggy Carter: a book with a strong female protagonist

Shades of Magic by Victoria Schwab - I'm going to have to go with Lila Bard, no question!


Bucky Barnes: a book with your ultimate BROTP


Shades of Magic by Victoria Schwab - Kell and Rhy Maresh, enough said!


Howling Commandos: a book with squad goals



The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater - Who doesn't want to pal around with Blue and her Raven Boys?  By the way, that piece of Ronan fan art above is one of my favorites.


Red Skull: a book with a cliche plot

Red Queen b…