The Friday 56, Book Beginnings, & TBYS Readathon: The Emperor’s Blades

Friday MemesHappy Friday! It’s a long weekend and on top of these two memes, I’m doing a readathon. I know I haven’t been here for a while (sorry 😅), but I do have some exciting plans to get this little blog up and running! Now, let’s get started.

Firstly, I’m taking part in the Taking Back Your Shelves Readathon going on this weekend! It’s for finally reading books that you have had on your shelf for far too long. You can check it out by clicking on the link and if you want to see more updates on my progress, you can look at my Instagram and Twitter. 😀

Also, I’m participating in two different blog memes today. They complement each other so well, why not?

The first is The Friday 56 from Freda’s Voice! The rules are:

1. Grab a book, any book.
2. Turn to page 56, or 56% on your eReader.
3. Find any sentence (or a few, just don’t spoil it) that grabs you.
4. Post it.
5. Add the URL to your post in the link on Freda’s most recent Friday 56 post.

The second is Book Beginnings from Rose City Reader! The rules are:

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. Please remember to include the title of the book and the author’s name.
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The book I selected is The Emperor’s Blades by Brian Staveley! I’ve had this book sitting on the shelf since it’s release and I’m always meaning to read it. The Mister has already read the whole series and has been hounding me to start this. I decided that this Readathon was a good opportunity to get this giant book off my TBR.
Book Beginning:

Rot. It was the rot, Tan’is reflected as he stared down into his daughter’s eyes, that had taken his child.

56:

Valyn hesitated, suddenly conscious of the weight of her hand on top of his own, of the delicate, salty scent of her hair. She held his gaze with those wide, almond eyes of hers, her lips slightly parted.

Those sentences are pretty different! The first is quite dark and the second is a little romantic, which is actually a pretty good combo for me :P. I’m excited to dive into this book! What are y’all reading this weekend?

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16 comments

  1. So, I love this series with abandon. I hope you do too. There are problems with the first book from (too few women and problems with how some of those are treated), but by the end, the women rock this series and they steal the show.

  2. I have been wanting to read the Emperor’s Blade for awhile and that opening with the 56% makes me want to read it all the more. Thanks for sharing. Happy Friday!

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