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 that will fulfill the true crime task for Book Riot's 2018 Read Harder Challenge, The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America by Erik Larson. This nonfiction book has been recommended so many times, both by friends and on the job. It easily one of the most popular nonfiction books (that isn't about WWII) that we can't keep on our shelves at the library, so I'm excited to try it for myself! By the way, the gif below is from the Supernatural season two episode called "No Exit" which featured H.H. Holmes - it seemed appropriate!
The date was April 14, 1912, a sinister day in maritime history, but of course the man in suite 63-55, shelter deck C, did not yet know it.
The delay was maddening, absurd, the hourglass long ago upended.
50/50 Friday: Favorite/ Least Favorite Short Story
Favorite - Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman - Gaiman is one of my favorite author's and I love his short stories. This collection was one of my favorite reads of 2017.
Least Favorite - Futura by Jordan Phillips - Technically, this is a novella but I'm still counting it here. I liked the concept, but I think I would have preferred the story as a dystopian from the perspective of the Basics and the Holdouts rather than from Ruby's utopian view.
Have you ever read any of these stories before? What are you reading this weekend? As always, thanks very much for visiting my blog and perhaps even commenting down below!