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31 March 2017

Book Beginnings #36

For Book Beginnings, Rose City Reader invites us to share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires.

For Friday 56, Freda's Voice asks you to turn to Page 56 in your book or 56% on your e-reader and pick a sentence. This is my first time

I am currently reading Geekerella by Ashley Poston.
The stepmonster is at it again. 
Raffles, discount coupons, and magazine sweepstakes lay strewn across the kitchen table.
And from the get-go you can tell that this is a Cinderella retelling. I have to admit, it isn't my favourite fairytale in the world, I hated the Disney animation,... But I love retellings so I already have pretty high hopes for this. I love that there's no messing around.
"That's it?" I sit up. "Gail, honestly, it's probably just this angry blogger. They've been posting for weeks about how terrible I am as Carmindor."
Well. I pretty much read this whole page to pick out a quote for 56%  so I know the wider context, and I can't wait to get to all of the drama that is going to unfold!

Look out for a giveaway of this book on Monday!


  1. It does sound dramatic. Enjoy. My Friday read is Dancing the Death Drill by Fred Khumalo.

  2. This one seems interesting. Enjoy the book! :-)

  3. I have had my eye on this one for a while now. It sounds like a book that I am going to gobble up in one sitting! I hope that you enjoy it. :)

    My BB

  4. A perfect read for by the pool. I came across this one somewhere and added it to my summer reading list.

    My Friday 56 from The Shack

  5. Hi Cora,

    It is always a bit disappointing when either the Book Beginnings, Friday 56, or Teaser Tuesday lines, are not quite as dramatic or expressive as I would like them to be. However, they are only meant as a 'taster' for the casual reader and it is quite good not to give away too many spoilers :)

    I have to admit that I am the exact opposite of you, in that I am a confirmed 'Disneyholic' and don't enjoy re-writes or prequels. Mind you, that goes for just about all books, including the classics and the more modern fiction of 'Sherlock Holmes' or 'James Bond' for instance. It's the original or nothing for me I'm afraid!

    Thanks for sharing and 'Happy Reading' :)


  6. I love fairy tale retelling. I hope you enjoy it. Here is my post

  7. I like fairy tale adaptations if they are good - I like the title and the sound of this one. Thanks for visiting my Friday meme earlier

  8. LOL Cinderella was my favorite as a little girl. This sounds like a fun retelling. I'd love for you and your readers to check out mine . . .

  9. Not sure about this one. Retellings tend to fall flat for me.

  10. This sounds like it could be fun. :)

    Thanks for visiting my blog.

  11. Sounds funny. :-) Happy Sunday!


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