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The Friday 56 (With Book Beginnings): The Glass Bird Girl (Knight's Haddon #1) by Esme Kerr + 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.

Welcome to the last of these weekly memes until 2018!  To get on with it, this week I'm spotlighting one of my upcoming reads, The Glass Bird Girl (Knight's Haddon #1) by Esme Kerr!  I'm really excited to try this MG mystery series opener as one of my friends gave this to me for Christmas!  She spotted it on my overflowing Goodreads tbr and managed to locate a copy for me!  Thanks again!  Anyways, I've got my fingers crossed!


Edie crouched on her bedroom windowsill, training her field glasses on the three boys on by the stone pond.  Their names were Lyle, Jason and Tom, and she hated them.


"How do you know so much?" asked Edie, who was making a mental note of everything Sally told her.

Sally shrugged. "I just do."

50/50 Friday: Favorite/ Least Favorite Christmas/Winter-Related Trope 

Since I don't read a lot of Christmas-y books, I'm going to go with movies like I did last time so bear with me...

Least - Sappily predictable, sometimes even down the minute - I guess I haven't quite figured out the appeal of being able to figure out what's going to happen in one of these movies within the first five minutes and plot our with great accuracy what's going to happen and when, and how it will conclude. 

Favorite - Beautifully decorated houses stunning Christmas dinners - I know it's movie magic, but everything just looks so wonderful!

Has anyone tried the work of Esme Kerr?  What are your favorite and least favorite Christmas-y tropes?  As always, thanks for visiting my blog and perhaps even commenting down below!  See you next year!


  1. I'm pulled in by those lovely snippets. Edie sounds like my kind of girl! :-) Wishing you the best for 2018!

  2. Great opening line!

    Have a happy NEW YEAR and a great time New Year's Eve! :) All the best for 2018!
    Here's my choice for this week:
    Luv Sassy x

    1. Thanks very much, Sassy! I hope you have a wonderful holiday!

  3. I hope you enjoy the book. The snippets made me curious. This week I have Dragon Blood by Eileen Wilks - the latest in her urban fantasy series. Happy reading!

  4. I really like the beginning totally get that little girls hate little boys ...and sometimes for good reason! Here'smy Friday meme

  5. Great snippets! I love the cover, too. Thanks for sharing...and here's mine: “THE GIRL IN TIMES SQUARE”

  6. I don't like the predictable ones, either. I hope The Glass Bird Girl has a few twists and turns.

  7. While sappy predictability is beyond annoying, for some reason, I can't stop watching Hallmark movies which are positively dripping in it! I don't know why but maybe it's a fascination with the horribly written script :) Thanks for linking up, Lauren!

    Laura @BlueEyeBooks

  8. I love the title. Wondering what is going on with the boys. Are they bullies?

  9. Sounds great! Hope you enjoy it! Happy New Year! :)

  10. Ha, ha! I love that 'and she hated them.' That's great!


  11. What a kind gesture! I hope you enjoy this one and that you have a happy New Year, Lauren!


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