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The Friday 56 (With Book Beginnings): The Eye of the World (The Wheel of Time #1) by Robert Jordan + 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 upcoming Beat the Backlist reads, The Eye of the World (The Wheel of Time #1) by Robert Jordan.  I've heard a lot of great things about this series so it's about time I start in on it.


The palace still shook occasionally as the earth rumbled in memory, groaned as if it would deny what had happened.


"The black rider," Rand reminded them.  "What if he hurts somebody?"

50/50 Friday: Most/ Least Materialistic Character

Most Materialistic - Ebeneezer Scrooge from A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens - I thought I'd get in the spirit of the season this week!  By the way, my favorite adaptation of this is the movie from 1951 starring Alastair Sim as Scrooge himself.

Least Materialistic - Bob Cratchit from A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

What are you reading this week?  As always, thanks for visiting my blog and perhaps even commenting down below!


  1. Descriptive snippets! Thanks for sharing, and here's mine: “THE LOOK-ALIKE”

  2. I've not heard of this author but I love fantasy and this one sounds good! Merry Christmas to you and yours!

  3. I have been daunted by the shear size of The Wheel of Time series and haven't begun it. I hope you enjoy it. This week I am spotlighting a book from deep in my TBR mountain - Redshirts by John Scalzi. Happy reading!

  4. The Wheels of Time series is was so popular for years then students stopped reading it...I blame ipads. My Friday quotes from WITH THE FIRE ON HIGH

    1. It's been around for a while, bit I'm glad I'm getting to it now.

  5. oH!I have read Book One - The Wheel of Time - Never got to the rest, but I remember I thoroughly enjoyed that one. Now you've reminded me I feel like going back to start them all again! :)

    Here's my Friday Post. Hope you have a MERRY Christmas!

  6. My husband read and loved all of The Wheel of Time, but I haven't tried them myself.

    1. I've been told I need to for ages. My fingers are crossed.

  7. I love that you made it Christmas themed! Yes! Scrooge totally fits!

    Thanks for linking up and I hope you're having a great weekend!


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