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The Friday 56 (With Book Beginnings): Picture the Dead by Adele Griffin and Lisa Brown + 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, Picture the Dead by Adele Griffin and Lisa Brown.  I picked this up at a book sale a little while ago and it sounds like a promising historical horror fantasy.  It even has a few illustrations to go along with the text.  Since I'm all caught up on The Diviners as of yet, I'm hoping this will be a good read until the next installment is released.


It's dark outside, an elsewhere hour between midnight and dawn.  I lie awake, frozen, waiting for a sound not yet audible.  My eyes are open before I hear the wheels of the carriage at the bottom of the drive.


Eyes averted, the maid leads us to a sitting room cluttered with bric-a-brac.  My father once said that the character of a household can be known through the behavior of its staff.  I don't know what to conclude from Viviette's refusal to meet my gaze.

50/50 Friday: Favorite/ Least Favorite Family in a Book

Least Favorite - The Wormwoods from Matilda by Roald Dahl

Favorite - The Weasleys from the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling

Have your read this book?  The reviews on Goodreads are mixed, but I haven't heard much about it otherwise.  Fingers crossed that it's going to be good.


  1. I chose the Weasley's for my favorite family too. I can't think of a better family in a book series.
    My Friday: Marie @ Pages to Explore

  2. Picture the Dead looks interesting. I hope you enjoy it once you get to it.

  3. I love that book beginning!

    Oh yes, you've got to love the Weasley's lol JKR completely got their name right for their characters - i love that!

    My post is here: and I'm talking about 'The Magus' A fantasy romance, with rave reviews. I'm very excited to discover these authors! ;)

    Have a lovely weekend!

  4. This one is new to me but I love the beginning and 56! The 56 especially has me wondering.

  5. Sounds like a very good read! Happy weekend!

  6. The Weasleys are a popular choice, I think. Hope you enjoy the novel.

  7. That is a nice beginning and the cover is suitably creepy, too. Hope it does turn out good.

  8. That does sound like an entertaining book. It even has a creepy beginning. The week I am featuring Little Girl Gone by Gerry Schmitt from my TBR mountain. Happy reading!

  9. This sounds super creepy, but so good! Hope you have an awesome weekend! :)

  10. This book has the potential to creep one out (judging by the beginning).

    My Friday post

  11. It's probably not my cup of tea, but I do hope you enjoy it!

  12. I forgot how awful the Wormwoods are in Matilda. Also, Picture the Dead looks really interesting - I hope you enjoy it! And thanks for sharing.

  13. Historical horror fantasy. That might be my favorite combination of genres. Hope you enjoy your weekend!

    1. After catching up on the first three Diviners novels, I've been looking for more of that genre combination! :D


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