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The Friday 56 (With Book Beginnings): Rosemary and Rue (October Daye #1) by Seanan McGuire + 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 reads, Rosemary and Rue (October Daye #1) by Seanan McGuire.  Seanan McGuire is quickly becoming one of my new favorite authors and I'm pleased to finally be starting this urban fantasy series featuring the fae.  Let's just say I'm glad there's a pronunciation guide!

Beginning: 

June 5, 1995

The phone was ringing. Again.

I turned my attention from the rearview mirror and glared at the cellular phone that lay jangling in my passenger seat next to a bag of Fritos and one of Gilly's coloring books.  It has been less than ten minutes since the last time it rang, and since there were only three people who had the number, I was pretty sure I knew who it was.

56:

That's part of why I like the original Volkswagen bugs: they break down constantly, the parts are impossible to find, and the mileage sucks, but they always seem to start when you need them to.

50/50 Friday: Favorite/ Least Favorite Book With A Pink Cover


Favorite - Soulless (The Parasol Protectorate #1) by Gail Carriger - I love this series and the pop of color totally fits the tone of the story.


Least Favorite - Paranormalcy (Paranormalcy #1) by Kiersten White - I still liked this fun paranormal fantasy, but it felt a little younger than what I would have preferred.

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!

Comments

  1. I need to read The Parasol Protectorate series! Heard nothing but great things.

    Have a great weekend and thanks for linking up!

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  2. I'm hoping to start Rosemary and Rue at some point too, I'll be curious to hear what you think😁

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    1. I really enjoyed her take on the fae. I can't wait to read more of the series.

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  3. I love Seanan McGuire but haven't started this series either. She is one of my faves. Have you read the Wayward Children books?

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    1. I've only read the first one so far, but I need to get to more.

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  4. So, tell me. is the way the character is standing on the cover of SOULLESS part of the story. It is so odd looking. My Friday quotes

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    1. Uh, I don't think so. I didn't every think about that actually...

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  5. Haven't read any of these, although I think I might have the Carriger book on a shelf somewhere. Love the cover! Happy reading this week!

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  6. Sounds like a decent read. I laughed at the 56... why not just get a more reliable automobile that does all 3 when you need it to... lol... Anyway..
    I added you to the Linky. Happy weekend!

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  7. I've been wanting to read a Gail Carriger novel, but haven't yet that I can recall.

    I'm trudging through The Princess Diarist by Carrie Fisher, which I may end up DNFing as its not that good.

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  8. Funny that the quotes you shared are both about technology, new cell phones and old VW bugs.

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  9. I read a book by Seanan McGuire earlier this year and enjoyed it. I will have to check out more.

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  10. I feel like I've missed out on so many Seanan McGuire novels. I need to step up my game. Hope you enjoy your weekend, Lauren!

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    1. There are so many to choose from. Thanks, Alicia!

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  11. I completely forgot that Soulless was on my TBR; thank you for the reminder! The cover is so pretty and if it matches the insides, I'm going to love it :) Thanks for linking up, Lauren!

    Laura @BlueEyeBooks

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