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TTT: Opening Lines

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly themed blog hop created by  The Broke and the Bookish  and now hosted at  That Artsy Reader Girl . These are the opening lines I find most memorable-most of them I was able to type word for word and only looked them up to be absolutely sure they were word perfect. Some of these lines I like for their cleverness, some for the way they set up the story, and some for the mindset they immediately set from while reading.  I can personally vouch for all the contents that follow these stellar first lines too. "There was a boy called Eustace Clarence Scrubb, and he almost deserved it."            -C.S. Lewis The Voyage of the Dawn Treader " There is no lake at Camp Green Lake."            -Lois Sachar Holes         "I didn't know how long I'd been in the king's prison."            -Megan Whalen Turner The Thief " It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession o


Frances Hardinge is an auto buy author for me. However, I enjoy most of her books more on an intellectual level. There have thus far only been two that I have felt a deep full connection to as a reader, A Face Like Glass  and The Lost Conspiracy . Now there are three. Hardinge's most recent release Deeplight  falls into the same category-intellectually and emotionally satisfying with prose that makes my mind sing. Just 50 years ago the people of the Myriad lived lives of fear. They lived in fear of the monstrous sea gods that would occasionally rise from the sea and swallow whole islands of people. Everything changed with the Cataclysm. The gods turned and destroyed each other, and the Myriad learned what peace was. Now enterprising exhibitions dive under the sea to recover pieces of old god to harvest the powerful godware that still carries a range of powers. On the island of Lady's Crave, Hark is an orphan who must use his wits and cunning to survive. His greatest talent

Future Favorites Friday May 2020

I take the 2nd Friday of every month to highlight some upcoming releases I am looking forward to that I hope are Future Favorites. Feel free to do your own post, just please link back to my blog and tell me about your post in the comments. I throughly enjoyed the first book in this series about Suffragettes in Victorian England, and I'm looking forward to reading all the rest as they come. These characters are so engaging. Lady Lucie is fuming. She and her band of Oxford suffragists have finally scraped together enough capital to control one of London’s major publishing houses, with one purpose: to use it in a coup against Parliament. But who could have predicted that the one person standing between her and success is her old nemesis, Lord Ballentine? Or that he would be willing to hand over the reins for an outrageous price—a night in her bed. Lucie tempts Tristan like no other woman, burning him up with her fierceness and determination every time they clash. But as t

April 2020 Recap

April was an interesting month for me reading wise. After a slow start, I read my three favorites within a week, including my first 5 star MG read of the year. I also read the book that has infuriated me the most so far this year. I definitely covered the entire spectrum of feelings. The Favorites: The Chilbury Ladies' Choir  by Jennifer Ryan A Game of Fox and Squirrels  by Jennifer Reese Spooked! by Gail Jarrow April in Numbers: Total: 10 New:  8          Rereads: 2 MG: 2              YA:  3              Adult: 5 Contemporary: 2 Historical: 3 Fantasy: 4 Non-Fiction: 1 Here are some of the May Releases I'm looking forward to: Did you read any stand out books this month?