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The Friday 56 (With Book Beginnings): Phantom Pains (The Arcadia Project #2) by Mishell Baker + 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 upcoming reads, Phantom Pains (The Arcadia Project #2) by Mishell Baker.  I'm so excited to read this since I absolutely loved book one, Borderline.  This book will also fulfill the mental health space on my Fall Bookish Bingo board.  By the way, Millie, the leading character has Borderline Personality Disorder and is physically disabled.

Beginning:

Here's the thing about PTSD: it doesn't understand the rules.

56:
In retrospect, that was a terrible plan.  I'd been pretty damn close to fine, and then there I went blundering right into the kitchen.  Apparently PTSD and grief flunked out of the same charm school; neither of them seems to know when it's cool to drop by.

50/50 Friday: Favorite/ Least Favorite Book To Movie Adaptation


Favorite - You can never go wrong with The Princess Bride by William Goldman!


Least Favorite - I'm still upset with what happened to Percy Jackson from Rick Riordan - one of my favorite series with so much potential for a movie franchise just threw all of my favorite things about pretty much all of it out the window.  Even though it had a solid cast and good team behind it, it just didn't do justice to the original series.  I mean, they couldn't even get the pen right, come on!

What are you reading this week?  Have you tried Mishell Baker yet?  What's your favorite and least favorite book to movie adaptation?  As always, thanks for visiting my blog and perhaps even commenting down below!

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  1. PDSD doesn't follow the rules. Amen to that!

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  2. I love the Percy Jackson series! I just finished reading them to my son. I was really, really upset with the movie--they didn't even get Annabeth's hair color right! It was so aggravating.

    Do You Dog-ear?

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    1. Gosh, I know right! So much potential down the drain for the movie.

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  3. Phantom Pains sounds like an interesting read. Thanks for mentioning it.

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  4. Brilliant looking book. Really sounds good too! Thank you! I'm going to look this one up- and maybe even get it LOL

    I'm reading An Ember in the Ashes - Sabaa Tahir - Here's the link: http://bit.ly/2l4vhG2

    Happy Friday!

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    1. If you do definitely start with book one, Borderline! :)

      Thanks for sharing!

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  5. Not sure what to think. :-) Have a great weekend.
    sherry @ fundinmental Friday Memes

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    1. Sometimes that can be a good thing! :)

      Thanks, Sherry - I hope you do as well!

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  6. Such a strong statement about PTSD. I'm curious how this story plays out.

    My Friday 56 from Cinema Of Shadows

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  7. I haven't read the book for Princess Bride, but I love that movie. Stardust is pretty great too, another book I haven't read for a movie I love.
    My Friday: Marie @ Pages to Explore

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    1. Yes, I really liked Stardust too! It's been too long since I've watched that one.

      Thanks for sharing!

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  8. That opening line is so friggin' true!! Happy weekend!

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  9. Great snippets, and I love reading about PTSD. Thanks for sharing, and here's mine: “ODD CHILD OUT”

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  10. I love the teasers! The voice of the narrator is just easy to like. Princess Bride is one of my favorite movies! I haven't read the book but the movie is just perfection!

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    1. Both the book and the movie are just plain awesome! :)

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  11. Princess Bride was a fantastic adaptation, and Poor Percy. That movies gets hammered all the time. It may not have been as true to the book as it could have been, but I did find it entertaining.

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    1. Some friends of mine who haven't read the Percy Jackson books, liked the movie well enough as a movie. But still...

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  12. I have not heard of Mishell Baker, but I dig the honesty in that 56. Happy weekend!

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    1. I have a feeling that you would love book one in this series, Alicia! :)

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  13. Oh god the Percy Jackson movies... don't remind me! I have no idea why they even made a second movie when the first one flopped so badly! It still didn't stop me from having hope and watching it anyways! They just really messed up the whole series. It could have been so well done!

    As for Princess Bride...YES! I loved watching the movie when I was a kid! I never understand why some people don't like it! They say it's cheesy, but that is the whole point. And the movie is aware of it too! Great choices this week!

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    1. I know .... And since things changed so much it makes me wonder how they would have continued it - I still haven't watched the second one. It could have been amazing, couldn't it.

      The Princess Bride is just so much fun! Thanks for coming over, Genni!

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  14. Percy Jackson was a horrible movie! I don’t even understand how they greenlit that movie in the first place!

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  15. The Princess Bride is so lovely!! I actually haven't read the book yet and it's one of those books that every time I remember I haven't read it, it's a horrible feeling. I seriously should have read it by now! In any case, I feel like rewatching that movie now :) I agree with you also that PJO was a terrible adaptation. They could have done so much with the story but instead they decided to make look all low-budget and change the entire basis for the prophecy! Thanks for linking up, Lauren!

    Laura @BlueEyeBooks

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  16. I've heard such great things about Borderline. I hope you enjoy Phantom Pains. Thanks for sharing! :)

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    1. It really blew me away - and I hope Phantom Pains does the same. :)

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  17. Hi Lauren,

    If I watch the film, I don't tend to then read the book on which it was based and similarly, if I have read the book, I don't then tend to watch the film or television adaptation.

    Neither scenario really works for me, as by default, there are some discrepencies which are bound to arise when an author's poetic licence has to be adapted for an acting role.

    Whilst this is not a book for me, those opening lines are emotionally strong and very moving in their simplicity, so thanks for sharing :)

    Yvonne

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    1. I always try to read the book first myself, but sometimes I start off with the adaptation like in this case. :)

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