Friday, November 8, 2013

November 8th's Book Beginnings and Friday 56

Traffic has been the worst this week.  I am so happy it is Friday.  And while I do have work on Monday, at least traffic will be a breeze.

But that's Monday.  We're here to do Book Beginnings and Friday 56.  So let's get to it, shall we?

This week's book is The House of Hades by Rick Riordan.  I know, I know, I'm the last person on earth to finally get it read.  But I will have my review up on Sunday.  It was really good.  Anyway, it starts like this:

During the third attack, Hazel almost ate a boulder.

And jumping to some other characters, on page 56 we find:

Annabeth didn't want to think about it, but sadly, this squad of flesh-eating horror-show women might be the closest thing to good luck they were ever going to get in Tartarus.

Since this is book four in a second series about these characters, I don't recommend jumping in here.  But the series are both really quite fun and worth reading.


  1. THANKS for sharing. Flesh-eating? Yikes!!

    And eating a boulder...oh dear. :)

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    1. It does make sense when you realize this is a fantasy series. In context, these are perfectly normal things. Well, maybe not quite normal, but explainable.

  2. Sounds great! Makes me want to read on past the first book in that series now!
    Check out my Friday 56

    1. The third book was only okay, but this one was really good.

  3. Actually, I haven't read it yet either... lol... I want to though!
    Happy weekend!

    1. Very glad to hear I'm not the last one to read it. I didn't wind up getting it until late since I pre-ordered with a book that came out a couple of weeks later. Gotta use that free shipping!