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The Friday 56 (With Book Beginnings): Crown of Midnight (Throne of Glass #2) by Sarah J. Maas + 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 #BeatTheBacklist & Fall Bookish Bingo reads (it will fulfill the copper, bronze, or gold cover square), Crown of Midnight (Throne of Glass #2) Sarah J. Maas.  I loved book one and I'm glad to finally be back for this series!


The shutters swinging in the storm winds were the only sign of her entry.  No one had noticed her scaling the garden wall of the darkened manor house, and with the thunder and the gusting wind off the nearby sea, no one heard her as she shimmied up the drainpipe, swing onto the windowsill, and slithered into the second-floor hallway.


Thankfully, no one paid them much heed - not when there were so many people, and so many stores.  Oh, how she adored this avenue, where all the fine things in the world were sold and bartered!  Jewelers, hatters, clothiers, confectioneries, cobblers... Unsurprisingly, Chaol stomped right past every shop window, not even glancing at the delights displayed inside.

50/50 Friday: Scary/ Book Movie You Want To Read/ Watch

Ring (Ring #1) by Koji Suzuki - I love both the original Japanese movie and the American remake.  I need to rewatch both movies, and try picking up the novel that inspired it all.

What are you reading this weekend?  Have you read any of these books or watched these movies?  As always thanks for visiting my blog and perhaps even commenting down below!


  1. I haven't watched The Ring or read the book; although, I've heard a lot about them. Also, I'm currently reading Why We Sleep by Matthew Walker.

  2. This is making me want to read the Throne of Glass books again! Crown of Midnight was my favourite.
    Cora |

  3. I loved this book so much! I hope that you continue to enjoy it and that you are able to complete your challenges. :)

  4. I CANNOT watch The Ring, I've tried! I'm such a chicken. But I did buy a copy of the book.😊

  5. I have read some of the Throne of Glass series but feel like I'm at least a couple of books behind. This week I am spotlighting A True Cowboy Christmas by Caitlin Crews - from my review stack. Happy reading!

  6. I haven't thought about Crown of Midnight in ages. Good luck with the Fall Bookish Bingo!

    My 56: Mirage by Somaiya Daud

  7. I loved this book! Happy weekend!

  8. I do not generally enjoy the horror genre in films, but The Ring is definitely a good one. I haven't seen the Japanese version, I do not think. I didn't know it was based on a book. I may just have to give that one a try!

    1. I have a feeling you'd remember if you'd seen the the original. :)

  9. Ooh I like that beginning- I can really imagine the wind blowing off the sea, the salt smell, and the whole vibe she's going for there. Nice.

  10. I love both versions of The Ring too but I didn't know they were based off a book... dang I'm so lout of the loop! Now I have to read the book also!

  11. I've seen movie version of The Ring, but not read the books!

  12. I love that beginning. Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.

  13. Those are such great snippets. I definitely need to check this series out. Thanks for sharing! Happy reading! :)

  14. Those movie posters of The Ring are so creepy! I'm like the worst person to watch scary movies with because I talk through them all (aka trying to keep myself from freaking out) but I most definitely cannot watch them alone (if I do a serial killer will find a way to hide behind my shower curtain!) so I'll stick with admiring the aesthetics of the posters :D Thanks for linking up, Lauren!

    Laura @BlueEyeBooks


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