Friday, 28 August 2015

Friday Reads and Friday 56 With Book Beginnings 28th August

Anne of the IslandAnne's House of Dreams

I am not planning on reading many books this weekend but I do plan on reading most of the Anne of Green Gables books. I finished 
Anne of Green Gables on Tuesday and then moved on to Anne of Avonlea which I finished yesterday.

The Assassin's Blade (Throne of Glass, #0.1-0.5)Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass, #1)Crown of Midnight (Throne of Glass, #2)Heir of Fire (Throne of Glass, #3)
Time for a Throne of Glass re-read in preparation of Queen of Shadows which will be released on Tuesday. I should have plenty of time to read this weekend and Monday so I'm hoping that I'll be finished just in time for Queen of Shadows to arrive. I'm going to read them starting with The Assassin's Blade so I can read them in order of events. But if you are new to the series you should definitely read them in release order.

Friday 56 and Book Beginnings:
Friday 56 is hosted by Freda's Voice. The idea is to grab a book, turn to page 56 (or 56% in an e-reader and find any sentence (no spoilers) and then post it. Book Beginnings is hosted by Rose City Reader to share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires.

"Do you remember what Dr Davis said last Sunday evening - that the sorrows God sent us brought comfort and strength with them, while the sorrows we brought ourselves, through folly or wickedness, were by far the hardest to bear?" - Page 56
Anne of the Island
Book Beginning:
" 'Thanks be, I'm done with geometry, learning or teaching it,' said Anne Shirley, a trifle vindictively, as she thumped a somewhat battered volume of Euclid into a big chest of books, banged the lid in-triumph, and sat down on it, looking at Diana Wright across the Green Gables garret, with grey eyes that were like a morning sky."
Anne's House of Dreams 
I love the Anne of Green Gables series and cannot wait to read all of them!

"Ahead of them were the golden lights of Skull's Bay. Hoots and cheers echoed across the water. Word had certainly spread about the free ale.She smiled slightly. "Get read to unleash hell."" - Page 56
The Assassin's Blade (Throne of Glass, #0.1-0.5) 
The Assassin's Blade by Sarah J. Maas

Book Beginning:
"After a year of slavery in the Salt Mines of Endovier, Celaena Sardothien was accustomed to being escorted everywhere in shackles and at sword-point. Most of the thousands of slaves in Endovier received similar treatment - though an extra half-dozen guards always walked Celaena to and from the mines. That was expected by Adarlan's most notorious assassin. What she did not usually expect, however, was a hooded man in black at her side - as there was now."
 Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass, #1)
Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
Back where it all began. I remember discarding whatever I had been reading when I read the first page of Throne of Glass and then being completely absorbed. I'm hoping I still feel the same way now!

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Lillie Marcheggiani said...

Wooo, I'm currently reading Throne of Glass and TOG also happens to be my Friday 56!! What a coincidence :)
Hope you girls have a lovely weekend!

Here's my Friday 56!

Clare Stone said...

I hope you enjoy ToG! And I hope you have a great weekend too, thanks for visiting!

Juli Witte said...

I haven't read either of those series and I'm ashamed of myself! Anne of Green Gables is one of those classics which I feel like I should read, and Throne of Glass is just one of those series which everyone has gotten me so excited for! Thanks for sharing :) I hope you have a great week!

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Amanda Marie said...

I love the Anne of Green Gables series. They are all so great. I hope you really love them, Ann.
I've only just recently read Throne of Glass and really enjoyed it. I am going to have to track down the rest of the series somewhere.
I hope you both have a wonderful weekend!

Clare Stone said...

I am getting so excited for Queen of Shadows! It feels like its been so long! You should definitely read it! Thanks for visiting :)

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I haven't read the Throne of Glass books, but I do love the Anne of Green Gables series. I have a collection of them to read, as I never got all the way through the series.

Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

Alicia AKernelofNonsense said...

Anne of Green Gables is one of my favorites and Throne of Glass is amazing. I am just counting the days until Queen of Shadows is released. Happy reading!

Ann Stone said...

I am loving the Anne of Green Gables books so much! Clare really enjoyed the Throne of Glass series and is very excited for Queen of Shadows.

Ann Stone said...

You should definitely finish reading the series I am loving them a lot! Thanks for visiting.

Ann Stone said...

Anne of Green Gables is one of my favorites as well. Clare had planned on reading the Throne of Glass series again so that when she finished them Queen of Shadows would arrive the same day and she can just read it straight away. Thanks for visiting!

Stormi Johnson said...

I am so behind on the ToS series, I have only listened to the first one. :) Never read Anne of Green Gables either.

Ann Stone said...

I recommend that you read Anne of Green Gables I am loving it. Thanks for visiting!

fredamans said...

I love all the books you posted this week. Have read all the Anne Shirley books, as a kid actually, and am working on Sarah J. Maas's books. I've read a couple though. Great choices!!
Happy weekend!

Lauren Stoolfire said...

I haven't read Ann of Green Gables in forever! :)

Donna H said...

Loved the Anne series. Clare's reading list looks like my niece. Hmm I wonder if she knows a new book is coming out this week. It would be a nice surprise to send to her. Girl Who Reads

Ann Stone said...

I am really enjoying the Anne Shirley books, I hope you enjoy the Sarah J. Maas's books. Thanks for visiting.

Ann Stone said...

You should reread them I plan to reread them when I grow up. Thanks for visiting!

Clare Stone said...

The Throne of Glass series is amazing, I highly recommend it and I am sure your niece would love it! Thanks for visiting

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