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 one of my current reads, The Mists of Avalon (Avalon #1) by Marion Zimmer Bradley. I've been told I need to read this classic Arthurian fantasy novel for ages and now that I'm taking part in Book Riot's 2017 Read Harder Challenge I've finally decided to tackle this huge epic novel. Appropriately enough it's fulfilling the twelfth task which is to read a fantasy novel. I'm only on chapter two so far, but I think I'm already hooked.
In my time I have been called many things: sister, lover, priestess, wise-woman, queen. Now in truth I have come to be wise-woman, and a time may come when these things may need to be known.
She said resentfully, "Why should we be punished beyond this life for what we were bidden to do? Did the priests think it right that we should suffer for obeying them?"
This week I'm also taking part in a 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 Favorite/ Least Favorite Book Of The First Half Of The Year.
I've actually had 31 five star reads this year (out of 99 books), so it's hard to narrow it down to just one. However, the three that really stood out to me are Dark Matter by Blake Crouch, The Girl With Ghost Eyes by M.H. Borson, and The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas.
Empress of a Thousand Skies by Rhoda Belleza - This is actually one of two books I've DNF'd so far this year, unfortunately, and I'd had such high hopes for it, too.
Have you read any of the books I talked about above? If so, how did you like them? As always, thanks for visiting my blog and perhaps even commenting down below.