The Friday 56 (With Book Beginnings): Mortal Engines (The Hungry City Chronicles #1) by Philip Reeve + 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 current reads, Mortal Engines (The Hungry City Chronicles #1) by Philip Reeve. I don't know how, but somehow I missed this since it was released in 2001. Anyway, I saw the trailer for the upcoming movie adaptation directed by Peter Jackson to be released on December 14, 2018 and I knew I had to check out the story. My library hold on it finally came in the other day so I've just started in on it.
It was a dark, blustery afternoon in spring, and the city of London was chasing a small mining town across the dried-out bed of the old North Sea.
In the shadows of the hangar the great airship waited, her sleek black armored envelope screened by tarpaulins. As usual, Katherine felt a rising thrill at the thought of that huge vessel lifting father up into the sky - and a sadness, too, that he was leaving her, and a fear that he might not return. "Oh, I wish I could go with you!" she said.
50/50 Friday: Favorite/ Least Favorite Red Cover Design
Least Favorite - Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier - One of my all time favorite books, but this cover just rubs me the wrong way for some reason.
Red - Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff - Another favorite - book and cover alike even without the jacket!
Have you read any of these books? Are you planning on seeing Mortal Engines at the movie theater? What are you reading today? As always thanks for visiting my blog and perhaps even commenting down below!