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The Friday 56 (With Book Beginnings): Handling the Undead by John Ajvide Lindqvist + 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 for Book Riot's 2018 Read Harder ChallengeHandling the Undead by John Lindqvist which will fulfill the task to read a book of genre fiction in translation.  I've seen middling reviews of the this zombie novel, but I'm still excited to give it a try since Let the Right One In is one of my favorite vampire books.

Beginning: 

Sveavagen 13 August 22.49

"Salud, comandante."

56:

The melody was "Eine kleine Nachtmusik" and Mahler started to hum along.  A nice little tune of this chaos.

50/50 Friday: Best/ Worst Read In September


Worst - A Million Little Pieces by James Frey - Let's just say I'm glad I didn't read this when it was brand new and then found out the truth.


Best - The Ship of the Dead (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard #3) by Rick Riordan - This series is absolutely fantastic and the finale was brilliant.  I hope we get to see these characters again in the future.

Have you read any of these books?  Are you doing Book Riot's Read Harder Challenge?  As always, thanks for visiting my blog and perhaps even commenting down below!

Comments

  1. Nice excerpts. I think it would be far worse to read A Million Little Pieces after knowing that it's all fabricated. Enjoy your weekend. I'm featuring The Killing Lessons by Saul Black this week.

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    1. It wasn't a good experience, but for some reason now that didn't bother me as much... Thanks for coming over, Bev!

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  2. I'm so glad you enjoyed Magnus! I think it's my favourite RR series? I really hope we get to see the characters again too.

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  3. I really enjoyed Handling the Undead. Not as good as Let the Right One In, but very good.

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    1. I'm about a third of the way through now and I'm enjoying it - so far anyway.

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  4. Sounds foreign... lol... I'm intrigued by the series though. I'll have to look into it further on GR. :-) I am grateful for you participating every week. Happy Canadian Thanksgiving weekend!

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    1. It was originally published in Swedish. :D

      Have a great holiday!

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  5. I have no desire to read, A Million Little Pieces by James Frey, after the book's scandal. I can see why you thought it was your worst read.

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    1. I can't say I blame you at all when it comes to it.

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    2. I did read it when it came out and before it was revealed as not being true and found too many of the details to be unbelievable so when it came out about the sham I felt vindicated. It did enjoy quite a following in the library, however. A lot of girls read it and recommended it to others.

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  6. Interesting variety of books. I can't think of the last story I read in translation. I hope you are enjoying that one. This week I am featuring A Crafter Knits a Clue by Holly Quinn from my review stack. Happy reading!

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    1. I know right - I am so far, Kathy. Thanks for sharing!

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  7. It has been forever since I have read an Oprah book club selection. I think that I will skip that one. I hope that you enjoy Handling the Undead. It sounds like an interesting read.

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    1. Usually I tend to avoid them if I'm being honest...
      Thanks for stopping by.

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  8. You've made me realize it's been ages since I've picked up a Rick Riordan. Might just be time.

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  9. Hope you enjoy it. I, too, liked Let the Right One In.

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  10. i enjoy reading books in translation when the translator does a good job. I am often aware of the issues with the language nuances that are missed, though.

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  11. Horror stories and humming songs, definitely a creepy combination. Hope you enjoy this zombie novel!

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  12. I've been meaning to read that Rick Riordan series, but haven't had a chance! I love, love, loved Percy Jackson and the other Heroes of Olympus series (I think that's right...), and have been meaning to catch up on his other books.

    Lindsi @ Do You Dog-ear?

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    1. I particularly loved that Percy and Annabeth cross over a little bit into Magnus Chase (Annabeth is Magnus's cousin). :)

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  13. Handling the Undead doesn't really sound like my kind of book, but I hope you enjoyed it. Thanks for visiting my blog.

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  14. Handling the Undead sounds like the perfect read for this time of year. Thanks for sharing and visiting my blog! Happy reading! :)

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  15. Handling the Undead looks promising. I hope you enjoy it.

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  16. I'm so out of the loop that I have no idea what drama is going on with A Million Little Pieces...

    Thanks for linking up!

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    1. Welp, probably best to just avoid it. Thanks for coming over, Carrie!

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  17. Oooo Rick Riordan! I STILL haven't finished Blood of Olympus (how can I??? That series was my childhood!) but I'm thinking I'll go on a Riordan binge over winter break and finally finish BoO so I can finally move onto his other series'. Thanks for linking up, Lauren!

    Laura @BlueEyeBooks

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