Friday, January 30, 2015

January 30th's Book Beginning and Friday 56

This has got to be fast tonight because I need to get to bed.  I was out playing a great ultimate Frisbee game.  My team won 16-14!  But that was Thursday.  This is Friday, which brings Book Beginning and Friday 56.

Taking a break from cozies, my book this week is a middle grade fantasy novel - A Dragon's Guide to the Care and Feeding of Humans by Laurence Yep & Joanne Ryder.




The book doesn't actually come out until March 10th, but I'm reading it early thanks to Amazon's Vine program.

And it begins with:

It was a lovely funeral for Fluffy, the best pet I ever had.  I was pleased with the turnout at the mansion.  Mourners filled the large backyard and mingled as the sun broke through the San Francisco fog.

And from page 56:

Before dawn, the book snapped shut, dark and still again, and all our troubles began.

Have a great weekend!

26 comments:

  1. From the title it sound like a fun kind of book.

    Fate Reborn. is my offering this week.

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    1. The title certainly does catch your attention, doesn't it?

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  2. Funny title. I love it. Great teases too.
    sherry @ fundinmental Friday Memes

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    1. I was lucky because both quotes were so good this week.

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  3. What a great title. I loved the start too.

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  4. Congrats on the win! I tried to play Ultimate Frisbee once but got really scared as the frisbee came my way first time, so I stopped xD I like the sound of this one, especially the F56 because it's so mysterious! Thanks for sharing :) I hope you enjoy your weekend!
    My Friday memes post
    Juli @ Universe in Words

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    1. You know, I hate have a ball thrown at me, but I'm perfectly fine with a Frisbee. Don't ask me why. Maybe it's just because I've gotten so used to it after all my years playing ultimate.

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  5. Sounds like a fun book. My as always is a cozy. http://lisaksbookthoughts.blogspot.com/

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    1. Got to take a break occasionally from the cozies, or at least I do. As much as I love them, they all start to run together after a while without a break.

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  6. Sounds like a cute book! I like the 56 quote though I seem to think all my troubles happen when I open a book!

    Here's my Friday 56.

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    1. But no one opened this book to cause all these troubles....

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  7. Clever title, and I love the cover. This will be a good book to read with my granddaughter in a few years.
    My Friday post features A DARK & STORMY KNIGHT.

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    1. I'm the same way, saving up book ideas I think my niece and nephew will enjoy in a few years.

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  8. Oh, I like this one. I'm getting acquainted with Fantasy and Sci-Fi. So, I would read this one in a New York minute.

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    1. This is a middle grade novel. I've found they have some of the best fantasy and sci-fi out there, too.

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  9. Congrats on the Ultimate Frisbee! This sounds interesting but I'll wait for your full review before I add it to my TBR. I do agree with the 56 though - most troubles do start when I close my book!.

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    1. Or it's just we can't hide from the trouble. ;)

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  10. Congrats on winning in the Frisbee game! That's cool!
    I love the cover and the dragon on it. I hope Fluffy is a dragon... lol....
    Happy weekend!

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    1. The book is narrated from the point of view of a dragon.

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  11. I'm with Freda. Is Fluffy a dragon or human! The part about the book snapping shut has hooked me.

    My 56 - http://fuonlyknew.com/2015/01/30/the-friday-56-50-strings/

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    1. I gave it away earlier, but you'll have to read the book (or at least my review) to find out for sure.

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  12. This sounds like it could be a lot of fun. I hope you like it. :)

    Check out my 56.

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    1. It was good, but unfortunately it wasn't quite as much fun as it sounded like it would be.

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  13. Poor Fluffy. At least Fluffy has a nice crowd and a mansion. :)

    Sounds fun and cute. ENJOY!!

    Elizabeth
    Silver's Reviews
    My Book Beginnings

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    1. And what else matters but a nice crowd and a mansion, right?

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