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Four Fun Friday memes to join

Fridays are about sharing the first sentence(s) of a current book I'm reading and a snippet from page 56 or 56% on e-reader from the same book. Fun, right? And I'm joining the BBH (Blogger Hop) to answer this week's prompt. As always, everyone is welcome - hope to see you there and sharing first sentences.......

Today's Book is:

Currently Reading:

A Gathering of Shadows (#2) by V. E. Schwab

Genre: Fantasy

Published 2016; 509 pages

First Sentence(s): "Delilah Bard had a way of finding trouble. She'd always thought it was better than letting trouble find her, but floating in the ocean in a two-person skiff with no oars, no view of land, and no real resources save the ropes binding her wrists, she was beginning to reconsider."

Page 56: "He collapsed the space between his palms, and the veil of darkness dissolved instantly, revealing the room for what it was: an empty stone cylinder clearly designed for meditation, not combat. The sparring forms were scattered, one burning merrily, another shot full of metal lances. The others - bashed, battered, broken - could hardly be called training dummies anymore. He closed his hand into a fist, and the fire on the burning dummy went out. "Show-off," muttered Rhy."

Today's Question: What was your favorite genre to read as a child? Do you still read that genre, or do you read something else now?

I remember reading Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys - I think I was a mystery fan from the beginning. As a young adult I expanded my reading to include V.C. Andrews, Dean Koontz and Stephen King. Maybe 10 years ago I started expanding my interests even further when my sons would recommend fantasy books they enjoyed and my sister would recommend a memoir. Now I find books I enjoy in almost every genre and that's the best of all worlds.

Book Beginnings (share the first sentence(s) hosted by Rose City Reader

First Sentence Friday (share the first sentence(s) hosted by Reading Is My Superpower

Friday 56 (share a blurb from the 56th page or 56% mark) is hosted by Freda's Voice

Book Blogger Hop (BBH) asks a question of general interest or discussion hosted by Coffee Addicted Writer

Hope you'll join in one or all of these fun memes and take a minute to visit the other participants. I'm surprised how many times a first sentence can send me looking for a book.

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