Welcome to The Friday 56, a weekly meme hosted by Freda's Voice.
These are the rules:
1. Grab a book, any book.2. Turn to page 56, or 56% on your eReader.
3. Find any sentence (or a few, just don't spoil it) that grabs you.
4. Post it.
5. Add the URL to your post in the link on Freda's most recent Friday 56 post.
I'm also taking part in Book Beginnings, a weekly meme hosted by Rose City Reader. The rules are pretty simple - you share the first sentence or so and your initial thoughts, impressions, or whatever else it inspires. Don't forget to link up your post's url with Rose City Reader.
This week I'm spotlighting a novel that I've just started in on, The Last Days of Jack Sparks by Jason Arnopp. I'm really excited to read this - it sounds exactly like something I'll love, plus Tammy @ Books Bones & Buffy gave it a glowing review!
Forward by Alistair Sparks
At the centre of the house in which my late brother Jacob and I grew up, there was a black hole.
I endure videos that - gasp - actually do feature moving pictures. Most of these betray their lineage from Oren Peli's successful "found footage" movie franchise Paranormal Activity. The clue tends to be the "Paranormal" in their titles. Shot in people's houses, generally in America, they show someone clowning around or presenting a video about some random topic, before a door slams shut in the background. Whereas Paranormal Activity did a good job of convincing the viewer that its stars might be real people, the protagonists here are less gifted in the fields of acting and improv.
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This week I'm also taking part in a brand new linkup called 50/50 Friday, which is hosted by Carrie @ The Butterfly Reader and Laura @ Blue Eye Books. Every week they'll have a new topic featuring two sides of the same coin - this week the topic is Best/ Worst villain an author has created.
Dolores Umbridge from J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series - First one that came to mind for me. I hated her even more than Voldemort!
Warner from Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi - I only read the first book in this series and I have no interest in continuing it, but Warner struck me as very flat, like he was trying to fulfill every villain trope out there.