Friday, October 25, 2013

Book Beginning and Friday 56 for October 25th

I should be heading to bed.  (Heck, by all accounts I should be tired.)  But before I do, let's get this week's Book Beginning and Friday 56 posted.

This week's book is a middle grade novel - Magic Marks the Spot, the first in the Very Nearly Honorable League of Pirates series by Caroline Carlson.



Here's the first sentence of chapter one:

Ever since the letter had arrived from Miss Pimm's, Hilary had spent more and more time talking to the gargoyle.

Moving on to page 56, we find:

"If I could grant wishes, I'd have a heaping plate of spiders in front of me right now.  And," he added, "I'd be wearing a pirate hat.

Want to know more?  Come back Sunday when I post my review of the book.

14 comments:

  1. Talking to a gargoyle? Sounds like fun!

    My post

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  2. Although I don't get the plate of spiders at all, I can completely get behind the pirate hat! There should be more of those! Thanks for sharing and I hope you have a good weekend!
    My Friday post
    Juli @ Universe in Words

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    1. The plate of spiders actually makes sense in context. I just left the context out on purpose because it was more fun for me that way.

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  3. I'm curious about the plate of spiders. Why would anyone want that?? But the beginning made me want to read more. This sounds like a book my granddaughter will enjoy when she gets a little older.
    Here's my Friday56/Book Beginning post.

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    1. You'll just have to read the book to find out who wants the spiders and why.

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  4. That page 56 quote is great! Really gross, but cool!
    My Friday 56
    And while you're at my site, check out my Fierce Reads Giveaway

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    1. Again, that quote is pretty funny in context.

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  5. Love both! Would like to read it. Must write the title down.

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    1. Do make sure you read it. It really is a lot of fun.

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  6. That looks like a fun and magical story! I love pirates!!!

    Happy weekend!

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  7. I bet I have some kid friends who would love this book!

    Thanks for joining in on Book Beginnings on Fridays!

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    1. I've given you a like. I don't have anything blog related on Facebook yet, but if I do set something up, I'll be sure to let you know.

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