Friday, March 27, 2015

The Friday 56 with Book Beginnings #1

The Rules:

* Grab a book, any book
* Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader
(If you have to improvise, that's OK)
* Find any sentence (or a few, just don't spoil it)
* Post it
* Add your (url) for the post, not your blog, in the Linky
* It's that simple

The Friday 56 is a meme hosted by Freda's Voice where every Friday you pick the book you're reading, a book off your shelves, or just a random book at the store, in other words any book that you want, and turn to page 56 and find a sentence or two that stands out to you. Put the sentence or sentences in a post and include the author and title, post it and then add your url into the Linky on Freda's Voice and there you go.

Cinderella Ninja Warrior
By: Maureen McGowan

"She twirled around her cellar room for a moment, and almost tripped over Max. He leaped up into her arms and rubbed his head against her cheek. " Don't worry, Max", she told him. ''You'll always be my best friend."

Book Beginnings is a weekly meme hosted by Rose City Reader where you take the first few sentences from the first page of the book you are reading along with your initial thoughts on the sentence or sentences, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires. Remember to include the title of the book and the author's name. And don't forget to link up.

Cinderella Ninja Warrior
by: Maureen McGowan 

"Cinderella's shoulders quivered with fatigue as she tipped the twenty-seventh wooden bucket of fresh water into her stepmother's bath. The water, laced with sweet-smelling oils, sloshed up the tub's sides, threatening to spill over the edges and onto the pristine floor that she'd have to mop again if the hot water escaped."

My thoughts: 

Well the title alone was enough to draw me in but with the synopsis there was something that I had never encountered before in any of my book readings. You get the chance to decide things for Cinderella as you read through the book. I think that's neat. With the opening paragraph I thought that Maureen McGowan definitely has a way with describing things, she painted the picture in my mind so clearly and vividly. With just that little bit I saw a girl struggling to lift the last bucket up to the tub, sweat dripping down her face and neck from the exertion of all the lifting, the heat from the bath, and the cleaning of the room a few moments earlier. The book cover, synopsis, and first paragraph were enough to have me pinning to finish the whole thing. 


  1. That's so sweet!
    My F56:
    New follower.

    1. Thank you for the follow Christina! So far it's a really good read.

  2. Sounds like a delightful book. I'm guessing Max is Cinderella's dog or cat. Right?
    My Friday post features GRACIANNA.

    1. Yes, Max is Cinderella's fluffy gray cat. I've not gotten that far into the book because of reading to many at one time, but what I've read so far has been a really good read.

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    1. Thank You for the comment. So far everything is really good. Hopefully I can finish the book soon so I can start on the next one called Sleeping Beauty Vampire Slayer

  4. I love Maureen McGowan's retellings! I know I have this one, whether I read it or not is another story... can't recall but I think so. Though it may have been Sleeping Beauty. So long ago....
    Happy weekend!

    1. I've got the Sleeping Beauty one too but I've not read it yet. It may be a while before I get to that one where I've got to get through my library books before they're due back, but I can't wait to read it.

  5. Oh, my inner child is smiling. This sounds delightful:)
    My 56 -


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