Friday, February 2, 2018

The Friday 56 and Book Beginnings #1

The Friday 56 is a weekly meme hosted by Freda's Voice where every Friday you pick a book and turn to page 56 or 56%, and select a sentence or a few, as long as it's not a spoiler. For the full rules, visit the the page HERE

Book Beginnings is a weekly meme hosted by Rose City Reader that asks you to share the first sentence (or so) of the book you're reading.



Wizard and Glass (The Dark Tower, #4)
Today's book is Wizard and Glass by Stephen King - book 4 in the Dark Tower series.

Synopsis taken from Goodreads:
Roland of Gilead and his fellow pilgrims determine to reach the Dark Tower, but their quest is rife with confrontation, conflict and sacrifice - from a vast computer system which bargains in riddles to Roland's old enemy Walter and the wizard's glass.

Beginning: "ASK ME A RIDDLE," Blaine invited.
"F*** you," Roland said. He did not raise his voice.

Friday 56: More silence from Blaine. And maybe that was good. Jake wasn't sure how much he wanted to know about the Fall of the Hounds, or what went on beneath them.


What are you reading this week?

18 comments:

  1. Weighing in late:

    OD MAGIC by Patricia McKillip: Brendon, a visitor from the north, comes to the capital city in search of his magical destiny. He starts a magical revolution, and his fate seems tied in some way to the mysterious street magician Tyramin.

    Pg 56: A helpless despair rose in her, that she would never see beyond the walls the kings of Numis had placed around magic, she would never know how much more, if anything, there was to know.

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    1. I have never heard of this book, but I'm intrigued by these excerpts. Sounds like pretty solid fantasy. Thanks for sharing!:)

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  2. I really hope to read this in the future, sometime :) I actually ended up with book 4 of this series, pretty much by accident, and I've yet to even start this series, which is kind of hilarious :D

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    1. If you can make it past the weird writing of the first book, you'll be golden. It's a great series.

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  3. I love his books for the most part. This is a good one! Happy weekend!

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    1. I'm really glad to hear it! I've been loving this series, but this book has been a bit slower, so I'm hoping it picks up.

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  4. I've heard a lot of good things about this book. Enjoy your current read!

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    1. It's really wonderful! I would highly recommend the whole series.

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  5. Hi Anna,

    I'm afraid that I don't really read much in the way of fantasy or science fiction, however I can still appreciate good cover art and words from the genre :)

    Anything by Stephen King is certain to fill both criteria nicely, although I have only ever read his very early stand alone novels, which tended more towards horror than fantasy.

    Fellow 'King' addicts, tell me that some of his more recent books are tending to go back to his early style of writing, but I admit that I have yet to try any of them for myself!

    Thanks for sharing and Happy Reading :)

    Yvonne

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    1. Stephen King is definitely a unique writer! I've read so much of this horror that it can get a little boring now, but I'm really intrigued by his fantasy work. I'd definitely recommend giving it a try!

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  6. I haven't read this series yet, but I have heard that it is classic King. Your beginning made me laugh out loud and I am curious to know if there was ever a riddle shared! Enjoy. :)

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    1. The first few chapters are all full of riddle sharing - if you like riddles, this is definitely the book for you.

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  7. My mom keeps telling me I need to try this series. I've been resisting since I don't usually read horror, but I have to admit your beginning teaser caught my attention and makes me want to know more.

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    1. This series is a lot less horror and a lot more dark fantasy. I hope you get around to reading it!

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  8. I love Stephen KIng. I haven't read this one but it does sound good! Enjoy and have a great weekend, Anna!

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    1. Stephen King is the best. Thanks for the visit and the well-wishing!

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  9. I love this series! Happy reading!

    Lauren @ Always Me

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