Friday 56 #6

First Friday 56 of the new year! Let’s get started shall we?

Freda’s Voice hosts the Friday 56 meme, and I wanted to take part. Here are the rules:

1. Find a book and turn to page 56 (e-books, go to 56% of the book or however you would like)

2. Find a line(s) that interest you and post (No spoilers)!

That’s it. Oh! If you do it, you should add yourself to her linky which you can find on her page.

Here we go!

“You’re not going to die,” I said. It happened to be a fact: The sun would never come up in the west, Florian would never die. He was already a dried-up shrunk-down remnant when I first met him, had died in his sleep as an older-than-hell hoo back when this was the Northwest Territories, all Indian tribes and a few trading outposts. He remembered the Revolutionary War. (He was a Tory.) And the Civil War. (He was dead, no need to take hoo-sides anymore.)” -pg. 56 (ebook)

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Goodreads Summary

Nine years ago, Jessie was in a car crash and died. After she was buried, she awoke and tore through the earth to arise, reborn, as a zombie. And there were others-gangs of undead roaming the Indiana woods, fighting, hunting, hidden. But when a mysterious illness threatens the existence of both zombies and humans, Jessie must decide whether to stay and fight or flee to survive…

Reading this one with a coworker and I’m not sure what to make of it yet. I’m almost half way through (when I wrote this post), which is about how far my coworker did when she first tried reading a few years ago.

It starts out with a lot of characters at once, so it could turn some people off by being confusing at the beginning. But as I continued reading the story focuses on only a few of them so it’s less chaotic.

I may be understanding why she was having a hard time at the halfway mark though. The conversation I’m on now is pretty hard to follow and it seems essential to the plot on this mysterious disease.

We’ll see how this goes!

What are you currently reading? How are you liking it?

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Challenge: Flights of Fantasy 2017

Hello again, my fellow adventurers! It’s time to announce another reading challenge I’ll be participating in this year.

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This challenge runs for the entire year and the goal is to read as many fantasy novels as you want. All you have to do to participate is link your format of choice (I chose my blog) to their challenge HERE (You’ll also find more information about the challenge there).

There will be giveaways, quarterly book clubs, and lots of fun!

For this challenge, I plan on reading 10 fantasy novels. I like that this can also crossover with the Beat the Backlist challenge I’m also doing, so hopefully I can meet my goal and go over.

I’ll be updating on my progress on this challenge, so keep your eyes out for future posts.

I hope you all join as well!

Until next time!

2017 Challenge: Beat The Backlist

Hey everyone! I hope you all had a great New Years celebration. With a new year comes new book challenges, and I’m already getting mine set up. One of the first challenges I’ll be participating in is Novelknight’s Beat The Backlist challenge.

Basically, it’s a year long challenge where you reads books published prior to 2017. It’s a great way to get books off your TBR that have been on there since the dawn of time. You set your goals (whether number of books or specific titles) and if you want, you can also join the mini challenge within Beat The Backlist:

Each month, the books are tallied up and a house is chosen as the winner. Novelknight will also be tallying the numbers for an overall winner at the end of the year.

You can find out more information on this challenge on Novelknight’s page. And without further ado, here are my goals and my house choice:

Goal

15 books (My goodreads is 30, so I thought I’d try a guaranteed half being pre-2017 releases)

House

Ravenclaw for the win! And that’s it. There will be readathons, Twitter chats, and things going on on Instagram as well. I’ll be posting my progress monthly on how I’m doing on this challenge. I hope you all join as well! If you do, don’t forget to sign up on Novelknight’s page.

Until next time!