Friday Finds (August 17)

FRIDAY FINDS… is where you share the book titles you discovered or heard about during the past week. These can be books you were told about, books you discovered while browsing blogs/bookstores online, or books that you actually purchased. This event is hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading.

As usual MizB asks the question:

What great books did you hear about/discover this past week? Share with us your FRIDAY FINDS!

My answer this week is quite short – I didn’t find anything this week! I’m so busy trying to catch up with my reading that I didn’t have time to look for anything new.

Having said that, I did find out about a book I would like to get soon – The Manual of Aeronautics: An Illustrated Guide to the Leviathan Series written by Scott Westerfeld and illustrated by Keith Thompson. This book, released next Tuesday, is a full-colour companion to Westerfeld’s Leviathan trilogy. I really enjoyed this series, so I’ll probably pick up this guide at some point in the near future.

Book Beginnings and Friday 56 – Touching Darkness (August 17)

For my Friday meme combo this week I have chosen Touching Darkness, which is book two of Scott Westerfeld’s Midnighters trilogy. I read the first book in the series a couple of weeks ago and I’m looking forward to getting into this one soon. A short synopsis:

Bixby, Oklahoma, is full of secrets.
Some come out at midnight.
Some should stay hidden.

As the Midnighters search for the truth about the secret hour, they uncover terrifying mysteries woven into the very fabric of Bixby’s history, and a conspiracy that touches the world of daylight.

This time Jessica Day is not the only Midnighter in mortal danger, and if the group can?t find a way to come together, they could lose one of their own . . . forever.

Now for this week’s excerpts:

Book Beginnings is hosted by Gilion at Rose City Reader, who invites anyone to join in, saying: ‘Please join me every Friday 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.  Please remember to include the title of the book and the author. Leave a link to your post.  If you don’t have a blog, but want to participate, please leave a comment with your Book Beginning.’

The beginning of Touching Darkness:

At last, everything was sorted out.

Not much to go on there! However, I’ll find out soon if this is really the case.

The Friday 56 is a book meme hosted by Freda’s Voice and the rules are as follows:

*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56.
*Find any sentence, (or few, just don’t spoil it) that grabs you.
*Post it.
*Add your (url) post below in Linky. Add the post url, not your blog url.

It’s that simple.

From page 56 of Touching Darkness:

He stared dumbly out of the window, unable to believe what he had heard in his mind or to comprehend the hysteria in her voice. Why would she hide this from him?

That’s it for this week. I’ll hopefully find out soon what she is hiding from him!