The Friday 56 [3]

 

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The Friday 56 (with Instagram 56) – Hosted by Freda’s Voice is an easy prompt where you grab a book, any book, and turn to page 56 or 56% on your eReader. Find a sentence that grabs you and post it either on your blog or on Instagram tagged with #Friday56.

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“Libraries were full of ideas – perhaps the most dangerous and powerful of all weapons.”

So I had seen this quote floating around the internet and I’m happy to see that it fell on one of my quote post days. It is true that books can help foster ideas which are powerful if you know how to use them. I will say that books have been a bit of my saving grace these past few months. I think my husband might have noticed a change too in how I’ve been acting. I received a diagnosis of depression back in middle school, along with ADD. Those paired along with the anxiety I have developed in college are a nasty combo. Books have been a great way for me to clear my head and to push the negative thoughts out the door. At least books are cheaper than therapy.

Do you relate to this passage in a way? Let me know in the comments!

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#WAYRW [4]

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What Are You Reading Wednesday – Hosted by It’s a Reading Thing

A weekly feature where you can answer the questions in the comments section of the weekly #WAYRW post or link back to your #WAYRW post on your blog via the link up.

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1. What’s the name of your current read?

Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

2. Go to page 34 in your book or 34% in your eBook and share a couple of sentences.

“Above his unadorned white shirt was a fine cobalt-blue jerkin trimmed with gold. She would have snorted, but he did look rather good in his knee-high brown boots. And his leather belt did go nicely  – even though the hunting knife seemed a bit too bejeweled.”

3. Would you like to live in the world that exists within your book? Why or why not?

I’m only a few pages in so far, so I’m not 100% sold on the world just yet. From what I have experienced so far, it seems that the ruling kingdom of the area Celaena is currently in uses their wealth too frivolously and is too hard on conquered people. So, with that being said, at this moment it’s a no.

I totally know that I’m WAY behind on reading this series (5 years too late), but I wanted to hear why others who enjoy SJM’s the A Court of Thorns and Roses series liked about the Throne of Glass series. Obviously, I’m a fan of the aforementioned series, but I need to keep reading ToG to see how I feel about it. It definitely starts off with a high-fantasy vibe which is WAY different than how ACOTAR started. I also have a crack-theory that the Fae that were driven out of the lands of Erilea are the same Fae that control the lands of Prythian.

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#WAYRW [3]

What Are You Reading Wednesday – Hosted by It’s a Reading Thing

A weekly feature where you can answer the questions in the comments section of the weekly #WAYRW post or link back to your #WAYRW post on your blog via the link up.

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1. What’s the name of your current read?

Ensnared by Rita Stradling

2. Go to page 34 in your book or 34% in your eBook and share a couple of sentences.

“The banging on Alainn’s door came twenty-six hours after she missed dinner. Twenty-six hours in which she’d lain in the bed, unmoving in her underwear. At some point, she realized the necessity of food and found a sandwich with spongy and cold melted cheese waiting in its drawer. Later when she’d checked the restroom, she found all the womanly supplies she needed. It seemed that Rosebud 03AF planned to keep her humanity a secret. Alainn still hadn’t decided on whether she should.”

3. Would you like to live in the world that exists within your book? Why or why not?

There hasn’t been much outside world development to make a choice based on that – this is a book set in the future, and I’m totally down for robots one day to help with day to day tasks and such, but so far I’m not sure I’m not sure if I want to live in this future or not. 

Is anyone else reading Ensnared? I was able to receive my copy to read from NetGalley and cannot wait to see how this book unfolds as a futuristic version of Beauty and the Beast.

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The Friday 56 [2]

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The Friday 56 (with Instagram 56) – Hosted by Freda’s Voice is an easy prompt where you grab a book, any book, and turn to page 56 or 56% on your eReader. Find a sentence that grabs you and post it either on your blog or on Instagram tagged with #Friday56.

Can anyone guess what book my post is going to be on today? No? Maybe? If you guessed Roar by Cora Carmack, you’re correct – sorry, not sorry. 😉 Even if I wasn’t a part of the Roar Street Team, I’d be super hyped on this book/series since I LOVE the concept.

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“But all my life, I’ve felt like something was left out when I was made, like a recipe with a missing ingredient. And it didn’t matter how hard I tried to be better because something in me was inherently…wrong. As if I’d been put into the wrong life by mistake.”

I really connect to Aurora/Rora/Roar in this moment of truth because even though I’ve gone through college, gotten married, etc and did everything I was “supposed” to do in life that others expect of me, there’s still something I feel like I’m missing or that I just not doing what I’m supposed to be doing yet. Hopefully I figure that out one of these days.

Do you relate to this passage in a way?
With all these teasers, are you excited for Roar’s release?
Let me know in the comments!

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Thursday Quoteables [1]

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Thursday Quotables – Hosted by Bookshelf Fantasies
Highlight a great quote, line, or passage discovered during your reading each week.

So this week is probably going to pretty much be me spamming you about Roar by Cora Carmack since:
A) I’m currently reading it
B) I’m on the street team for the book
But, I’m really enjoying what I’ve read so far and pretty much any quotes I have highlighted in my Kindle are passages from the history of the tempests and the land of Caelira.

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“Storms are the greatest predators in existence because they can destroy you with their savage strength or enthrall you with their terrible beauty. Like a poison flower with the stealth of a snake and the ferocity of a lion and the force of all the world’s armies combined.”

-The Tale of Lord Finneus Wolfram 

Everything about the storms/tempests in this book really capture how I feel about them. I’m absolutely in awe of tornadoes, yet even with all the amount of reading I’ve engulfed myself in as a child, they absolutely terrify me. If there’s even a hint of a warning, I’m trying to either pull myself from a window trying to catch a glimpse of one or running to hide in the tub. Maybe that is why I find the theme of this book so interesting.

*Please note that this is an eARC provided to me by Tor Teen/Macmillan Publishing through the Roar Street Team with Cora Carmack. This is not a final copy and quotes and page locations can change in the final version*

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#WAYRW [2]

What Are You Reading Wednesday – Hosted by It’s a Reading Thing
A weekly feature where you can answer the questions in the comments section of the weekly #WAYRW post or link back to your #WAYRW post on your blog via the link up.


1. What’s the name of your current read?

Roar by Cora Carmack

2. Go to page 34 in your book or 34% in your eBook and share a couple of sentences.

“Rora waited within a copse of trees until the sun breathed gold and pink across the heavens, then she pushed Honey into a trot toward a caravan on the eastern road she assumed belonged to the hunters.”

3. Would you like to live in the world that exists within your book? Why or why not?

Possibly…with how bad the storms/tempests seem to be, having its residents stick to shelters during the Rage season I don’t think I’d do well. Mainly, because storms kinda scare and fascinate me at the same time. It rings true in the story as well. But – to be someone who could battle a tempest and take its heart to control it that is alluring. 

*Please note that this is an eARC provided to me by Tor Teen/Macmillan Publishing through the Roar Street Team with Cora Carmack. This is not a final copy and quotes and page locations can change in the final version*

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