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 my current read, The Bane Chronicles by Cassandra Clare, Sandra Rees Brennan, and Maureen Johnson. It's my third read for Summer 2017 Bookish Bingo and it'll fulfill the LGBT+ square. I held a poll on Twitter to narrow down my options and this won out! I'm really looking forward to this short story collection since Magnus Bane is one of my favorite characters from the Shadowhunters Chronicles! I have to admit, though, that I wish the cover for this got an update, too - maybe to a picture of Harry Shum. He portrays the character on the tv show, and, in my opinion, does a much better job of bringing Magnus to life.
Beginning: [from "What Really Happened in Peru"]
It was a sad moment in Magnus Bane's life when he was banned from Peru by the High Council of Peruvian warlocks. It was not just because the posters with a picture of him that were passed around Downworld in Peru were so wildly unflattering.
56: [from "The Runaway Queen]
In Paris people were always after the latest fashion. Wigs that hit the ceiling and had miniature boats in them; outrageous silks; white paint and high, blushed cheeks on the men and the women; the decorative beauty spots; the tailoring; the colors... In Paris one could have the eyes of a cat (as he did) and tell people it was a trick of fashion.
50/50 Friday: Best/ Worst Book You Read In June
Best - Royal Bastards by Andrew Shvarts - This had just about everything I could have wanted!
Worst - Flawed by Cecelia Ahern - I ended up DNF'ing my ARC copy at 39%, unfortunately.
Thanks as always for visiting my blog, as always! Happy Friday!