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The Friday 56 (With Book Beginnings): Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo + 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, Six of Crows (Six of  Crows #1) by Leigh Bardugo.  I'm not very far yet, but I can already see why it's so popular!  I don't know why I didn't start in on this earlier!


Beginning:

Joost had two problems: the moon and his mustache.  

He was supposed to be making his rounds at the Hoede house, but for the last fifteen minutes, he'd been hovering around the southeast wall of the gardens, trying to think of something clever and romantic to say to Anya.  

If only Anya's eyes were blue like the sea or green like an emerald.  Instead, her eyes were brown - lovely, dreamy... melted chocolate brown?  Rabbit fur brown?

"Just tell her she's got skin like moonlight," his friend Pieter had said.  "Girls love that."

56:

Kaz didn't like the idea of some Grisha moving things around in his head.  But he wouldn't be surprised if Hoede deserved whatever he'd gotten.  

50/50 Friday: Character Most/ Least Likely To Run Naked Down The Street

I had a really difficult time with this one.  I ended up going with classic characters rather than current YA characters actually.

Most -


Don Quixote - Seems unhinged enough that he'd might go for it!

Least -


Sherlock Holmes - Probably the least likely thing he'd ever do - unless on a case, then that might change the odds a touch.

Comments

  1. Don Quixote seems like a good choice. It is a difficult one to come up with.

    Glad you're enjoying Six or Crows.

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  2. I've heard a whole lot of praise for Six of Crows, which reminds me that I still haven't finished the Grisha trilogy. Enjoy your current read!

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    1. Thanks! I haven't either - still only read book one there but I couldn't wait!

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  3. I nearly got this one to read, but didn't for some reason. Now I wish I had lol

    Glad you are enjoying it. I definitely need to get it.

    Mine is Anne Frank's story, since I just got back from Amsterdam. :D

    Find it here: http://bit.ly/2xFwmq9

    Thanks! Enjoy your weekend!

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    1. Thanks! I am so far.

      Sounds like that would be a fascinating trip! Thanks for sharing.

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  4. I've seen the 6 crows book around- going to look into it- love the 50-50 thing- funny about Sherlock, I would agree with your take!

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  5. I've been curious about this one, so I enjoyed the snippets.

    My Friday post: http://www.bookclublibrarian.com/2017/09/friday-focus-friday-56-book-beginnings_28.html

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    1. I can definitely say that I am enjoying it so far!

      Thanks for visiting!

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  6. Great snippets! Crows scare me a little....but I can see why you want to keep reading.

    Here's mine: “SAY YOU’RE SORRY”

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    1. After having seen The Birds far too many times, I know what you mean!

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  7. I hope you end up loving "Six of Crows". It's one of my favourite books.

    Happy readings!
    Tânia @MyLovelySecret

    Halloween Book Bingo

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  8. I almost went with Sherlock Holmes but then decided I couldn't put it past the Cumberbatch version of him. He just might . . . Don Quixote is a great choice for someone who would. I can see that.

    I really want to read Six of Crows. I hope you are enjoying it!

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  9. I've wanted to read this book for some time now. It sounds so good! Happy weekend!

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  10. Six of Crows sounds interesting, and I love the cover art.

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  11. I'm so stoked for you about reading Six of Crows for the first time. It's such a great novel. I remember reading it and just being blown away. Enjoy!

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  12. I agree, I could never see Sherlock Holmes running naked down the street but it would be funny if he had to for a case lol

    Thanks for linking up!

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  13. Haha yes, Sherlock Holmes! I just got into watching Sherlock with Benedict Cumberbatch and it's so wonderful! I don't know how my life was complete without it :) I did recently watch an episode where Sherlock wore nothing but a sheet to Buckingham Palace so I think you're right when you say the circumstances would have to be right :) Thanks for linking up, Lauren!

    Laura @BlueEyeBooks

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    1. Yes, Sherlock is one of my favorites! :) And, he just might if the circumstances were just so!

      Thanks for coming over, Laura!

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  14. I absolutely love this series! I hope that you enjoy it as much as I did. :)

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  15. Six of Crows sounds good. The 50/50 meme sounds like fun.

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