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The Friday 56 (With Book Beginnings): Ten After Closing by Jessica Bayliss + 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.


Happy Friday everyone!  This week I'm spotlighting one of my Magical Readathon books, Ten After Closing by Jessica Bayliss.  This book will fulfill the prompt to read a contemporary.  I've enjoyed the other novel I've read from Bayliss, Broken Chords, and I'm looking forward to trying more from her.

Beginning:

Three Minutes After Closing

I glance at my watch.  Three minutes after ten.

56:

The people who were supposed to save us were right out there, and now they're gone.

50/50 Friday: Favorite/ Least Favorite DC Character


Favorite - John Constantine - I'm specifically featuring live-action performances of DC characters for this week.  I really miss seeing Matt Ryan's Constantine every week - I was crushed when it got cancelled by NBC.  I'm glad though that he's popped up on the CW's other DC tv shows and that he's portraying the animated version of the character as well.


Least favorite - Ben Afleck's Batman - Don't get me wrong, Bruce Wayne/ Batman is a favorite, but I can't stand Afleck's grating take on the character for the DC movies.  I miss Christian Bale and Michael Keaton, and even Will Arnett's Lego Batman.



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

Comments

  1. Pretty intriguing 56!!! Sounds decent! Happy weekend, stay safe!

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  2. Michael Keaton is still my favorite Batman😁

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  3. I agree that Affleck's Batman was the worst. I still belive that Christian Bale's Batman was my favourite :)
    Konna @ The Reading Armchair

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  4. Happy reading and happy weekend!

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  5. I looked up the synopsis, that sounds like a really good read! I'm gonna have to check my library e-Library has it.

    I love Matt Ryan as Constantine. I was pretty bummed his show got cancelled too.
    Adam West Batman is pretty great, imo.

    Marie @ Pages to Explore

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    1. Adam West was a lot of fun as Batman. Have a great weekend, Marie.

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  6. right now i am deciding what i'll read next. hmmmm....
    sherry @ fundinmental

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  7. This first quote seems a bit redundant. I hope it is better than the opening.

    Stay Safe and Stay Inside
    My Friday quotes are from LONESOME DOVE

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    1. Thanks for the well wishes, Anne. I hope you have a good weekend.

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  8. Ooh I like both of those. Has a tense feel. :)

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    1. It is definitely that. Thanks for coming over, Greg.

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  9. I think these are great hooks.

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  10. This one doesn't really appeal to me, but I do hope you enjoy it.

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  11. I've been loving John Constantine as one of the Legends on CW. He's such a great character. I liked the show before he joined it, but once he showed up, it became one of my favorite, must-watch shows. :)

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    1. I've specifically watched some of his featured episodes. :)

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  12. Ten After Closing sounds like it will be intense from the description of it and the hostage situation. I like the excerpts you shared.

    I am not at all familiar with Constantine. I had to ask my husband who he was. LOL I didn't mind Afleck's Batman, but I definitely favor Christian Bale in the role.

    I hope you have a good weekend. Stay safe and well.

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    1. Constantine is the lead in the Hellblazer comic book series and one of the main characters of Justice League Dark if you'd like to dive into the character. :)

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  13. You can't tell much from the beginning, but the teaser makes it sound exciting! I'm finally finishing The Overstory by Richard Powers. It is too long!

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  14. I just hope the new a Batman will be make people happier... than the last.

    Thanks for linking up!

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  15. I love that dark, creepy cover! The 56 snippet sounds really ominous, too. This sounds like a good one!

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