Friday, September 21, 2018

The Friday 56 (138) & Book Beginnings: Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik

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.


36896898Synopsis from Goodreads...

Miryem is the daughter and granddaughter of moneylenders... but her father isn't a very good one. Free to lend and reluctant to collect, he has loaned out most of his wife's dowry and left the family on the edge of poverty--until Miryem steps in. Hardening her heart against her fellow villagers' pleas, she sets out to collect what is owed--and finds herself more than up to the task. When her grandfather loans her a pouch of silver pennies, she brings it back full of gold. But having the reputation of being able to change silver to gold can be more trouble than it's worth--especially when her fate becomes tangled with the cold creatures that haunt the wood, and whose king has learned of her reputation and wants to exploit it for reasons Miryem cannot understand....


Beginning: "The real story isn't half as pretty as the one you've heard."

56: "He put the bag down on the table. We all gathered around and stared at it as though it were a live coal that might at any moment set the whole house ablaze."


Comments: I finally read Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik. I loved it. What are you reading this week?


24 comments:

  1. There's so much buzz for this book--I'm glad you liked it. I may have to move my copy closer to the top of the pile...

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    1. There was a lot of hype for Spinning Silver, but it was well-deserved. I hope you enjoy the book once you get to it. Thanks for stopping by! :-)

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  2. I've heard good things about this book. Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.

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  3. This one is on my wishlist. I'm glad you enjoyed it. This week I am featuring The Calculating Stars by Mary Robinette Kowal. Happy reading!

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  4. I need to read the first book in the series first but i keep pushing it down on my TBR pile. thanks for visiting my blog.

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    1. The book covers make it seems like they're part of the same series, but they aren't. Uprooted and Spinning Silver can be read as standalones. Thanks for stopping by! :-)

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  5. Fascinating and beautiful. Thanks for sharing - hope you enjoy it.

    I'm featuring Broken Ground this week.

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    1. I loved Spinning Silver. It's one of the best books I've read so far this year. Thanks for stopping by!

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  6. That's a great beginning! It really makes me want to know more. Thanks for sharing! Hope you have an awesome weekend! :)

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  7. I like that cover, and it sounds good based on those snippets. I think this is one I'd enjoy! Happy weekend!

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    1. Have a great weekend! Thanks for stopping by! :-)

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  8. Great teaser and I love the cover. Very nice.

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    1. I also like the cover. It fits perfectly with the story. Thanks for stopping by!

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  9. I loved Spinning Silver! I wrote about it earlier this year! Naomi Novik is a favorite of mine.

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  10. I also really enjoyed this one when I read it a few weeks back.

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    1. I' glad to hear you also enjoyed it. Thanks for stopping by!

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  11. I can't wait to get to this on. Happy weekend!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! Have a great weekend!

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  12. Not really my kind of book, but I hope you enjoy it. See what Susan featured this week at Girl Who Reads

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    1. Spinning Silver exceeded all of my expectations. I loved the story. Thanks for stopping by! :-)

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