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Sci-Fi Month 2019 - The Friday 56 (With Book Beginnings): Aurora Rising (The Aurora Cycle #1) by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff + 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 my first Sci-Fi Month 2019 read (Image credit: Photo by Sebastien Decoret on with a quote from This Is How You Lose The Time War by Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone), Aurora Rising (The Aurora Cycle #1) by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff.  To say I'm excited to this is an understatement.


I'm gonna miss the Draft.


Someone's screaming right near me.

50/50 Friday: Favorite/ Least Favorite Sci-Fi Film

Favorite - Ex Machina - I feel like I don't mention just how much I love this movie.  Oscar Isaac, Domhnall Gleeson, and Alicia Vikander are quickly becoming some of my favorites.

Least Favorite - Eruption: LA - You know, this might have been fun to see as a part of MST3K, but I laughed my way through the unintentionally funny stuff either way.

What are you reading this month?  Are you taking part in Sci-Fi Month this year?  As always, thanks for visiting my blog and perhaps even commenting down below!


  1. I loved the Illuminae Files by those two so I can't wait to get my hands on Aurora Rising eventually. Excited to hear what you think. I hope you have a great weekend!

    Danica @ Shelves of Spines

  2. I love SciFiMonth! It always energizes me, I think because of all the bloggers participating and celebrating SF. Aurora Rising was a lot of fun!

  3. I keep hearing about that book, I'll have to add myself to the wait list from my library. I haven't seen either of those movies, but Ex Machina intrigues me.

    My Friday: Marie @ Pages to Explore

  4. Sci-fi is not my usual genre, but I love those book covers!

  5. I'm not a sci-fi gal either but those snippets inrigue the heck outta me! :-) Happy weekend!

  6. Replies
    1. It;s from the phrase Deus ex machina - a god from a machine. :)

  7. some interesting books. hope you enjoy them
    sherry @ fundinmental

  8. Sci-Fi month sounds like fun. The book looks good. Have a great weekend!

  9. Hope the book meets your expectations. I have heard some good things about it.

  10. Yay for Sci Fi Month! And yes Ex Machina is awesome- one of my favorite movies. :)

  11. Aaaah Ex Machina is such a good film - I loved Annihilation too. Alex Garland has a knack for haunting storytelling and amazing visuals!

  12. Oooh yeeeees! I have this book and I can't wait to read it! I hope you love it. But also ... is it really a Kristoff book if someone's not screaming at several points during it? ;)

  13. I've been super curious about Aurora Rising. Hope you enjoy it! :)

  14. Ex Machina is a good one!

    Thanks for linking up and have a great weekend!


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