The last couple of weeks have been exceptionally stressful at work, not to mention my allergies have been playing havoc with my head. I cannot seem to shake this awful cough and I feel like I am constantly battling a sinus headache. The last two days have been especially bad, and I am very much looking forward to the weekend. Thank goodness for books, chocolate, a cuddly kitty, my happy-go-lucky daughter and loving husband.
I currently am reading Marissa Meyer's Cinder, with just over 100 pages to go. It feels like I am one of the last people out there to read it sometimes. In this fairy tale re-telling, science fiction YA novel, Cinder is a cyborg, the ward of a mean guardian.
A weekly meme where readers share the first sentence of the book they are reading and say what they think. Hosted by the wonderful Gillion Dumas of Rose City Reader.
The screw through Cinder's ankle had rusted, the engraved cross marks worn to a mangled circle. Her knuckles ached from forcing the screwdriver into the join as she struggled to loosen the screw one gritting twist after another. By the time it was extracted far enough for her to wrench free with her prosthetic steel hand, the hairline threads had been stripped clean.
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But she didn't try to run. No one ever put up a fight when being taken to the quarantines.
Their eyes met. Cinder opened her mouth but nothing came out. She tried to plead forgiveness with her eyes. [pg 56]
Cinder got off to a bit of a slow start for me, but I am truly engrossed now. It's pretty obvious the direction the book is going--at least, I think so, but maybe I will be surprised. I am looking forward to finishing the novel this weekend. I have the next book in the series handy in case I need to dive right in . . .
What do you think? Would you keep reading? Or, if you've read this one, what did you think?
A rabbit at the petting zoo (Pumpkin Patch)
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend! Be sure and tell me what you are reading and are up to!
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