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Thursday, June 9, 2016

Friday Quotes, June 9th.

Book Beginnings on Friday is hosted by Rose City ReaderShare the opening quote from the book.
The Friday 56 is hosted at Freda's VoiceFind a quote from page 56.

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. This is the book I'm reading right now---



Title: The Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge

Book Beginning:
The boat moved with a nauseous, relentless rhythm, like someone chewing on a rotten tooth.
Friday 56:
Natural scientists liked to argue and debate. Back at the rectory Faith had grown used to her father's guests smiling, bantering, and my-dear-fellow-ing over their tea, while racing their rival theories like prize ponies.
Comment: This is the only YA book published so far this year to garner a starred review from every publication which has reviewed it, seven at my counting. I am not far enough into the plot to comment on it but I can say I have noticed what a tremendous writer Hardinge is. This book won the 2015 Costa Award in the U.K.

25 comments:

  1. I have needed to read a book by this author. I think I might be able to get this one from Edelweiss or Netgalley, but need to get around to it. I haven't done one of these Friday memes in a while. I need to get back to them. Both of your quotes make me want to read more!

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    1. Yes, it is fun meme and a very friendly community.

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  2. Great cover and excerpts! I definitely want to know more now. Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.

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  3. That cover is stunning...wow. I've never heard of this author before though, I'll need to look her up
    Here's mine

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  4. I really love the cover. I haven't heard much about this one, but the beginning and the 56 are interesting.

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    1. I keep trying to figure out how a rotten tooth is nauseating.

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  5. I love this writing. And that cover art is amazing. Must check the book out now.

    My Friday 56 from Checkered Crime

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    1. Yes, this author is a very strong writer.

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  6. I have been wanting to read this book! That cover is great and the quotes are intriguing.
    http://dualreads.blogspot.co.uk/2016/06/friday-reads-10th-june-2016.html

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    1. I would definitely look for it. I think the UK cover is different.

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  7. This book looks great going on my list. Thanks for sharing hope you enjoy it. Happy Friday.

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  8. I love this cover and I'm intrigued by the accolades. I'll have to look for this one.

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  9. This sounds good. I haven't heard of it before. My YA this week is The Haunting of Falcon House by Eugene Yelchin. Happy reading!

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  10. I didn't really get much from the snippets, but the cover alone pulled me in. Happy weekend!

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    1. Me neither, but I was following the rules. Unfortunately the page 56 doesn't always have a stunning quote.

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  11. I wasn't quite taken with this one, but I do think the writer is really talented. Happy Friday!

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    1. I am hoping it will pick up. With the end of school at hand I am only reading a few pages a day before I clunk over each night.

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  12. Hi Anne,

    Those opening lines on their own, probably woudn't sway me into reading the book, as, if nothing else, I don't like the water and boat travel.

    However, factor in the full synopsis, your second excerpt and that great cover art and I'm hooked!

    I'm not sure that I would enjoy everything that Frances has written, but I did check out 'Cuckoo Song', another of her books and that's another definite for me.

    Thanks for sharing and enjoy your weekend :)

    Yvonne

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    1. I ended up really liking Cuckoo's Song. It was creepy but not over the top horror.

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  13. This sounds intriguing. I have to check it out. Happy Reading!

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  14. This sounds interesting -I think both teasers are good - has a different cover in the US - adding it to my list to check out. Here's my Friday meme

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  15. Both interesting snippets. I'd definitely keep going! Hope you're enjoying this read.

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  16. I've heard about this but I know almost nothing about it. The snippets sound good though.

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