Friday, August 25, 2017

The Friday 56 (With Book Beginnings): The Cuckoo's Calling (Cormoran Strike #1) by Robert Galbraith + 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.


Okay!  I'm finally taking the jump!  This week I'm spotlighting The Cuckoo's Calling (Cormoran Strike #1) by Robert Galbraith (aka J.K. Rowling) - I've just recently started it and I'm already enjoying it!  I keep asking myself why I hadn't already devoured this book years ago...  Anyway, once I complete this book it will earn me (my one and only) bingo for the Summer 2017 Bookish Bingo!  Plus, have you seen the trailer for the upcoming miniseries based on the book?  It looks like it will be good - and Tom Burke, the actor playing Cormoran Strike, played Athos on The Musketeers!


Beginning: 

The buzz in the street was like the humming of flies.  Photographers stood massed behind barriers patrolled by police, their long-mounted cameras poised, their breath rising like steam.

56: (Actually taken from p. 57 since 56 is blank)

"With all the gallons of newsprint and hours of televised talk that have been poured forth on the subject of Lula Landry's death, rarely has the question been asked: why do we care?"

50/50 Friday: Book You Enjoyed With Least/ Most Pages


Least - Wheels of Change: How Women Rode the Bicycle to Freedom (With a Few Flat Tires Along the Way) by Sue Macy - I'm not counting picture books or anything for this category.  This however is a YA Nonfiction book that's quite fascinating.


Most - Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke - I feel like I haven't talked about how much I loved this one lately - I listened to it on audiobook and the narration by Simon Prebble is absolutely amazing!  Since I just recently did The Longest Book Tag, I decided to feature a favorite that just missed making that list since it only clocks in at 1,006 pages.


Have you read any of these books?  Thanks as always for visiting my blog, and perhaps even commenting down below!

32 comments:

  1. Hi Lauren!

    I love the line - 'Why do we care?' Sounds a brilliant book. I've not read it, even though I know who wrote it, but it's being made into a TV series soon, or maybe it's being made, (I heard it somewhere lol) so I'm bound to watch that and want to read the books, too! Going to add it to my TBR list!

    Thanks for reminding me.

    Hope you have a great weekend. I've not forgotten the tag, just have not got around to finishing it :) I'm enjoying answering your questions though and I will get to finish it soon. x

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    1. Hi Sassy! :)

      It's supposed to be coming up soon - just watched the trailer for it a couple days ago... :) I hope you like it!

      No worries!

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  2. My daughter tells me I should read this series but I haven't started it, either. Onto the TBR pile it goes. My Book Beginning is at the bottom of the book review page

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  3. I've heard so many goods things about The Cuckoo's Calling.That 56 has got my interesting.

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  4. I like the cover and title and after reading your post I'm glad you brought it to my attention.
    sherry @ fundinmental

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  5. While I haven't read the Harry Potter books, I have always admired J. K. Rowling...so lately I've been eyeing her Robert Galbraith books. I'm glad you are enjoying The Cuckoo's Calling.

    Thanks for sharing, and here's mine: “WATCH ME DISAPPEAR”

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  6. I still need to get around to Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell!

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    1. It's so great! I even loved the adaptation. :)

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  7. I didn't know they were making a movie about that book but I have seen it around but not tried it.

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    1. As far as I've heard it's going to be a miniseries of all of the books...

      Thanks for coming over!

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  8. I keep meaning to read the book. Better get cracking before the series comes out!

    My Friday 56 from Spiral Of Hooves

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  9. I've had this one on my Kindle since it was released but still haven't read it. It sounds good. My teasers are from a historical mystery - A Conspiracy in Belgravia by Sherry Thomas. Happy reading!

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    1. I've had my copy since it came out too - finally getting there! :)

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  10. I loved Cuckoo's Calling and hope you do too, Lauren. I need to read further in the series. I hadn't known there was going to be a mini-series of the books! I will have to check out the trailer.

    I really liked Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell as well. :-)

    Have a great weekend! Thank you for sharing.

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    1. Great! Thanks very much!

      Awesome - did you see the tv adaptation of that one too? So good!

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  11. I've been curious about Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke for a while now, but have been intimidated by the length of it... I do love audibooks, so should probably listen to this novel on audiobook verses reading it.

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    1. The narrator really does a fantastic job of bringing it to life. The tv adaptation was also amazing!

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  12. over 1000 pages... just the thought of holding that big a book hurts my hands!

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  13. Sounds like a good read! Happy weekend!

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    1. So far! Hope you have a great one, Freda!

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  14. I have not picked up The Cuckoo's Calling. I actually haven't picked up any of Rowlings books aside from HP. Whoops.

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    1. The Casual Vacancy wasn't a favorite, but it wasn't bad - this though is looking like it's going to be great! :)

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  15. 1,006 pages?? I'm seriously impressed with that! I can do like 700 pages max before I just get plain tired of reading the book. Thanks for linking up, Lauren!

    Laura @BlueEyeBooks

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    1. I listened to it on audio and the production was stunning - it could have been longer and I would have been more than happy!

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  16. 1,006 Pages!? I bow down to your awesomeness!

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