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The Friday 56 (With Book Beginnings): The Steep and Thorny Way by Cat Winters + 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 Avid August reads, The Steep and Thorny Way by Cat Winters.  Cat Winters is one of my favorite historical fantasy writers, so my expectations for this one are pretty high.  Here we go:

Beginning: 

July 1, 1923

I drew a deep breath and marched into the woods behind my house with a two-barreled pistol hidden beneath my blue cotton skirt.

56:

In my peripheral vision, I saw mother share a look of concern with her new husband.  They both wrinkled their foreheads.  They glowered.

50/50 Friday: Favorite/ Least Favorite Book City



Favorite - Hogsmeade from Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling - I'd love to visit this magical village.


Least Favorite - Ketterdam from Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo - I love reading about Ketterdam, but would not I want to visit it.  Not at all.


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 have heard good things about Cat Winters' books. This sounds like a really interesting book.
    My Friday: Marie @ Pages to Explore

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    1. She's fantastic. I hope you enjoy her work when you get to her stuff. :)

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  2. I've only read one Cat Winters book, but it was so good. I don't know why I haven't read the rest!

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    1. I'd love to know what you think of the rest of her stuff. :)

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  3. Hogsmeade would be such a wonderful place to visit! I have to agree with you there!

    Thanks for linking up and have a great weekend!

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  4. the cover and title made me curious, but that beginning really hooked me
    sherry @ fundinmental

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  5. Both are super intriguing snippets!! Love it! Happy weekend!

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  6. I didn't even know a two-barreled pistol was a thing. Sounds super exciting.

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  7. Hope your new read lives up to your expectations and you enjoy it.

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  8. I really enjoyed The Steep & Thorny Way. Hope you do as well! Happy weekend.

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  9. I need to read more Cat Winters. I loved the one book I've read by her. I have never been to Ketterdam, and don't think I want to visit there--except maybe just via the book. ;-) Hogsmeade is such a cozy little village. Now that's a place I would want to visit in real life! Have a great week!

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    1. Ketterdam seems like too rough of a place for me! :)

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  10. I've got to read a Cat Winters book one of these days. They all sound so good! Happy reading! :)

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    1. She's brilliant. I hope you like her stuff! :)

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    2. Well, that opener is quite an attention grabber. Happy reading!

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