Friday 56 is hosted at Freda's Voice, the idea is to grab a book, turn to page 56 (or 56% in an e-book) 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 currently reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence and impressions about the book.
I am not feeling very well at the moment and so, with school starting and everything, I haven't been reading a lot lately. I am currently reading The Talisman Ring which I am really enjoying. I am also still reading my Classic for the month which is Little Women. I am making my way through Nimona at the moment as well and really enjoying it, it is an awesome read.
I am pretty sure I have already used both The Talisman Ring and Little Women before. I haven't reached page 56 of of Nimona yet and I don't want to spoil myself but here is the first page.
I am still reading The Wings of the Dove by Henry James, I think this might take me the whole month to finish just because it is fairly difficult to read more than a couple of chapters at a time. I am aiming to get to between pages 450-500 by the end of this weekend. I have also just started An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir which I have been looking forward to reading for a long time. I have a lot of free time this weekend so I will then be reading Ash & Bramble by Sarah Prineas and hopefully starting Maid of Wonder by Jennifer McGowan.
"My big brother reaches home in the dark hours before dawn, when even ghosts take their rest. He smells of steel and coal and forge. He smells of the enemy." - An Ember in the AshesI really like this opening, it really sets the tone and got me excited to continue reading. Also, the mention of ghosts makes me wonder? Are there actual ghosts in this book or is she just trying to show how very late he is? Cause I would love some ghosts. So far this book has been fairly action packed and lots of menacing characters. I am really looking forward to reading more.
"A dark emotion stirs within me as I think of everything I have suffered at this man's hands. A wild almost violent urgency fills me up and seems to pulse in my very veins. It lurks beneath the surface of my skin, eager to be set free.I will show them all." - Page 56, Maid of WonderIn all the previous books Sophia has seemed so quiet. I thought I'd tease myself for starting this book and boy did it work. Now I really want to know who made her that angry. And how she is going to show them all? I was already excited for this book and now I can hardly wait to get to it because I just know Sophia is going to be spectacular.