Friday, July 7, 2017

The Friday 56 (With Book Beginnings): Flygirl by Sherri L. Smith + 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 one of my July reads for Book Riot's 2017 Read Harder Challenge, Flygirl by Sherri L.Smith.  This novel fulfills my fourteenth task, which is to read a book about war.  Like I know I've mentioned on my blog before, I've always been fascinated by learning about women in WWII, the WASPs (aka the Women Airforce Service Pilots) in particular, so this book should be right up my alley.

Beginning:

It's Sunday afternoon, and the phonograph player is jumping like a clown in a parade the way Jolene and I are dancing.  We're cleaning the Wilson house and Nat King Cole's singing on the record.  It sounds fine.

56:

I don't say anything.  We are "that" side of the family, because Daddy married Mama.  My jaw tightens, but I don't back down.  I've gotten this far.  I'm not going to let anything stop me now.

50/50 Friday: Favorite/ Least Favorite Supernatural Being


Favorite: Vampire - My love of these started early with Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel.


Least Favorite: Jefferson Starships - Sorry monster hybrids from Supernatural.

20 comments:

  1. Curious excerpts that make me want to know more. Thanks for sharing, and here's mine: “THE BOOKSHOP ON THE CORNER”

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    1. Thanks for visiting my blog! Happy Friday!

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  2. I love the cover of this book and I was curious to know more. Thanks for sharing and have a great weekend :)

    Jo-Ann at Inspiration Pie

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    1. I just finished it and it's marvelous!

      Thanks for sharing!

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  3. I've seen this book around. I hope you enjoy it. I am spotlighting a YA science fiction story this week - What Goes Up by Katie Kennedy. Happy reading!

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  4. What a lovely looking and sounding book. Enjoy. I'm reading Difficult Women by Roxanne Gay this week.

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  5. I've seen this book around but I have not read any reviews of it. I will be curious to see your review and what you think of it. I admire your stick-to-it-ness for your Challenges. My Friday Quotes

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    1. I actually just finished it and it's excellent! I've always been interested in the WASPs, and this book is a great look at that part of WWII.

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  6. Sounds like a good read! I love that era! Happy weekend!

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    1. So do I! Thanks, Freda! I hope you will have a happy weekend, too!

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  7. I read a steampunk book about flygirls. Always been fascinated about them too.

    My Friday 56 from Fifteen Inches Tall And Bullet Proof

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    1. I really got interested in the WASPs after seeing an exhibit at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base - absolutely fascinating! Thanks for sharing, Laura!

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  8. Haha it seems like everyone likes vampires! I feel like it has a lot to do with the large variety of vampire stories there are, you know? There are the serious ones, the cute ones, the romantic ones, etc etc. Thanks for linking up, Lauren!

    Laura @BlueEyeBooks

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    1. Sure does! :) I love seeing the different takes on them myself.

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  9. Yes! Vampires are the best! Also Buffy is freaking awesome. One of my favorite TV shows ever.

    Thanks for linking up <3

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  10. It's been a while since I've seen Flygirl around the blogosphere, but it's always piqued my interest. I always associate it with Code Name Verity and except for piloting, I actually don't know if the two have anything else in common.

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    1. I can't say that I've ever seen it - I just happen to stumble upon it at a bargain outlet store and since I've always been interested in the topic I had to grab a copy! But I can totally see what you mean with Code Name Verity. Thanks for coming over, Alicia! :)

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