Friday, April 12, 2019

The Friday 56 (With Book Beginnings): The Seven-Per-Cent Solution by Nicholas Meyer + 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 Beat The Backlist 2019 reads, The Seven-Per-Cent Solution: Being a Reprint from the Reminiscences of John H. Watson, M.D.(Nicholas Meyer Holmes Pastiches #1) by Nicholas Meyer.  I'm not all that far into this one yet, but I've got to admit I'm already loving Meyer's style!


Beginning:

Introductory

For many years it was my good fortune to witness, chronicle, and in some instances assist my friend, Mr. Sherlock Holmes, in a number of cases which were submitted to him in his unique capacity as a consulting detective.

56:

Standing beneath the only lamp on the street, Sherlock Holmes was smoking his pipe.

50/50 Friday: Character Most/Least Likely to Make a Personal Sacrifice  


Most likely - Katniss Everdeen from The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins


Least likely - Daisy Buchanan from The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald


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

26 comments:

  1. I have never read The Seven Percent Solution, but it seems like it would be quite fun!

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  2. I hope you'll like the book to the end. I love Sherlock and always enjoy other books featuring him.

    Here is my post

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  3. Wow it's a two million copy bestseller that I've never even heard of... yikes!

    Sounds fabulous!

    Oh, I do love THAT The Great Gatsby film, Daisy is a great character in it.

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    1. And that's for my 1989 edition of this 1974 release. :D

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  4. Katniss for sure! Like what hasn't she given up at this point?!

    Thanks for linking up!

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  5. I have this one on my Kindle. I like Sherlock Holmes and should add it to my reading list. This week I am featuring The Curse of the Silver Pharaoh by Pip Ballantine and Tee Morris. Happy reading!

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  6. The hubby would love this. He's a huge Sherlock fan. Me, not so much. :-) Happy weekend!

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  7. Daisy Buchanan sure didn't make a sacrifice. I haven't caught onto the Sherlock Holmes craze. I should try harder to do it. My review and quotes for SHOUT

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  8. I've never heard of The Seven-Per-Cent Solution before, but it sounds like a book I would enjoy.

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    1. If you like Holmes, then you definitely will. :)

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  9. PERFECT picks for your 50/50 Friday!

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  10. Am going to dig out all things Sherlock Holmes right now. It's been ages since I've read the stories. Nice find!

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  11. Sounds so good! Enjoy, and thanks for visiting my blog.

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  12. I haven't read Nicholas Meyer, but this sounds really good.

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  13. I hadn't heard of this book, but it sounds great! I love reading about Sherlock Holmes. Hope you have a great week! :)

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