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Friday, September 12, 2014

Friday Quotes

Book Beginnings on Friday is hosted by Rose City Reader
The Friday 56 is hosted at Freda's Voice

Check out the links for the rules and for the posts of the participants each week. Participants don't select their favorite, coolest or most intellectual books, they just use the one they are currently reading.

I'm reading---

Book: The Family Romanov: Murder, Rebellion, & the Fall of Imperial Russia by Candace Fleming

Book Beginnings: 
Chapter 1- THE BOY WHO WOULD BE TSAR. On a frosty March day in 1881, the boy who would become Russia's last ruler glimpsed his future. That morning, Nicholas's grandfather, Tsar Alexander II, was riding through the streets of St. Petersburg when a man stepped off the sidewalk. He hurled a bomb at the imperial carriage.
Friday 56:
Little did they know that the real danger to Nicholas's throne was not Alexei's hemophilia. It was the dark clouds of social unrest gathering across his empire.
My thoughts: 
     Two thoughts. 1) I am thrilled to have a nonfiction book written for teens on the topic of the Romanov family, the last Tsar of Russia. Typically nonfiction books are written for younger students or for adults. This seems perfect for the high school set. It is highly readable 2) I predict that this will be relatively popular in my library. I hope so anyway!


  1. I am guessing this book will be truly wonderful.

    Cover is gorgeous.

    Thanks for sharing.

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    1. I remember being obsessed with the Anastasia question when I was a teen. I hope there are still students who like to think and wonder about this story from history.

  2. I recently won a copy of this and can't wait to start reading it!

    Happy weekend!

  3. I am intrigued by Russian history, especially in the Tsar period. Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

  4. I love anything that falls under historical fiction and non-fiction. Russia has been in the spotlight too; I'll look into this one! Thanks for sharing :)

    1. I love historical fiction, too but this book is actually nonfiction. It is very interesting and true.

  5. This book seems interesting! Thanks for sharing and for stopping by my Friday Post

  6. I know very little about Russian history and this book seems like a great place to start. Thanks for sharing!

  7. The Romanovs have always fascinated me and I love the idea of a YA book about them. I hope it is popular because their story is so fascinating. Great pick!


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