A weekly meme where readers share the first sentence of the book they are reading and say what they think. Hosted by the amazing Gillion Dumas of Rose City Reader.
In the dim light of her desk's single bulb lamp, the map nearly glowed. [opening of The Cartographers (e-galley)]
A weekly meme in which readers share a random sentence or two from page 56 or 56% of the book they are reading. Hosted by the wonderful Freda of Freda's Voice.
I don't know how it happened--isn't that what everyone who betrays someone says? But I don't know how it happened. I just know why. [56% of The Cartographers, (e-galley)]
I am just over a third of the way into Peng Shepherd's The Cartographers, which I like so far. It is a little more slow going than I anticipated, but that is not a criticism of the book. It is a compelling read. The opening line seems a fitting beginning given the novel's focus on maps and their makers, don't you think? I have not yet reached the second excerpt I shared above. I am even more intrigued now! What happened?! Why did it happen?! I cannot wait to find out.
From the critically acclaimed author of The Book of M, a highly imaginative thriller about a young woman who discovers that a strange map in her deceased father’s belongings holds an incredible, deadly secret—one that will lead her on an extraordinary adventure and to the truth about her family’s dark history.What is the purpose of a map?Nell Young’s whole life and greatest passion is cartography. Her father, Dr. Daniel Young, is a legend in the field, and Nell’s personal hero. But she hasn't seen or spoken to him ever since he cruelly fired her and destroyed her reputation after an argument over an old, cheap gas station highway map.But when Dr. Young is found dead in his office at the New York Public Library, with the very same seemingly worthless map hidden in his desk, Nell can’t resist investigating. To her surprise, she soon discovers that the map is incredibly valuable, and also exceedingly rare. In fact, she may now have the only copy left in existence… because a mysterious collector has been hunting down and destroying every last one—along with anyone who gets in the way.But why?To answer that question, Nell embarks on a dangerous journey to reveal a dark family secret, and discover the true power that lies in maps...Perfect for fans of Joe Hill and V.E. Schwab, The Cartographers is an ode to art and science, history and magic—a spectacularly imaginative, modern story about an ancient craft and places still undiscovered. [Goodreads Summary]
Does The Cartographers sound like something you would enjoy reading? What book do you have your bookmark in right now?
Connect Five Friday is a weekly meme where readers share a list of five books,
read or unread, or bookish things, that share a common theme.
Hosted by the Kathryn of of Book Date.
Today I am highlighting my top five books read in 2012. I think back on these books and I swear it does not feel like it has been so long since I read them. Two of these are among my all time favorite books still today.
Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
The Baker's Daughter by Sarah McCoy
Every Day by David Levithan
The Absolutely True Story of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
Darkfever by Karen Moning
Have you read any of these? If so, what did you think? Do you remember what your favorite book read was in 2012?
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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I'm really looking forward to The Cartographers. Enjoy your current read! :-)ReplyDelete
Breana - I hope you enjoy it when you read it! Thank you for visiting.Delete
That 56 has me curious. I want to know why the betrayal happened. And how you can know why you betrayed someone but not how it happened.ReplyDelete
Mark - I can't wait to find out! Thank you for stopping by.Delete
I read The Night Circus in 2012 but my favorite book of the year was Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater. My book is The Lincoln HighwayReplyDelete
Anne - I haven't read anything by Maggie Stiefvater, but I know her books are well liked. Thank you for visiting!Delete
All new to me. I think I'd like the Cartographer book too. I have been very behind my reading as lots of personal stuff gets in the way! Hopefully can get back to reading soon.ReplyDelete
Mystica - I think you might like this one too. I hope the personal stuff is good stuff and not bad. Thank you for stopping by!Delete
Sounds like a great read!! Happy weekend!ReplyDelete
Freda - It is so far! Thank you for visiting.Delete
Great excerpts. Enjoy your reading, and here's mine: “WITH LOVE FROM LONDON”ReplyDelete
Laurel-Rain - Thank you!Delete
The Cartographers sounds fascinating! I'm glad you're enjoying it and I can't wait to see your review!ReplyDelete
Eustacia - It is very interesting so far. Thank you for stopping by.Delete
I'm very tempted to add The Cartographers to my reading list based on the cover, description, and your thoughts.ReplyDelete
Catherine - If you do, I hope you will enjoy it! Thank you for visiting.Delete
The Cartographers sounds great. My father was a cartographer and I've always loved maps.ReplyDelete
Wendy - That is so cool that your father was a cartographer. I like maps too and my husband as well. Thank you for stopping by!Delete
I loved The Night Circus! And I would totally read The Cartographers. I love maps. :)ReplyDelete
Lark - There's a lot of map talk in the book. I am enjoying it. :-) I am glad to hear you loved The Night Circus too! Thank you for visiting.Delete
I did not keep track of my reading on Goodreads in 2012 so I have no idea what I read that year. I might have kept a notebook but I can't even remember! I think the Cartographer sounds interesting but not sure if I would read it. https://cindysbookcorner.blogspot.com/2022/02/first-line-friday-38-time-to-love.htmlReplyDelete
Cindy - I've been blogging for quite a while so it was an easy list to find. :-) The Cartographers is an interesting read so far. A bit of history and a lot of mystery so far. Thank you for stopping by!Delete
I can't remember a time when I didn't love maps, so that answers that about The Cartographer. ;-)ReplyDelete
As for what I was reading in 2012, all I had to do was check
my list on my blog. I've kept track of my Best Reads since 2009.
Cathy - I think you might like The Cartographers, Cathy. I am really curious to know what direction the book will go the more I read.Delete
No Mark Upon Her was another one I loved in 2012. I must not have read The Last Policeman that year because I know that was a five paw read for me the year I read it. I loved that trilogy. Thank you for sharing!
Thank you also for visiting. :-)
The Night Circus is one of my favorites. I would love to reread that again.ReplyDelete
Lauren - I keep meaning to reread The Night Circus. I am glad it is one of your favorites too! :-) Thank you for stopping by!Delete
Great excerpts and a great cover too! I hope you are enjoying the book.ReplyDelete
Yvonne - I am enjoying it, thank you!Delete
Oh this sounds like a book I'd really enjoy! I don't mind slow if it's keeping me hooked. I'm looking forward to seeing what you think of it when you finish it!ReplyDelete
Katherine - I am the same way. I can do slow if I'm hooked. :-) Thank you for visiting!Delete
The Night Circus is one of those books that I meant to read, but never ended up reading and I feel bad about it. Whenever I see it, I think, "Dang it! I need to read that!" So how come I don't?!ReplyDelete
Helen - I hope you do get a chance to read The Night Circus. It seems to be one of those books that doesn't work for everyone, but I hope it will work for you! Thank you for stopping by!Delete
Great idea to look back ten years to 2012 for you fave books. Hmm I don't think I noted what I actually read in that year so wouldn't be able to do it, I did start blogging around 2013 and before that I had a different Goodreads account while I was teaching. Could perhaps stretch my brain!ReplyDelete
Kathryn - It was fun looking back that long ago. :-) Thank you for visiting!Delete
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I love The Night Circus!ReplyDelete
Kami - It it one of my all time favorite novels. Thank you for stopping by!Delete
I'm very curious about The Cartographers, I'm looking forward to your thoughts. And I did a Best Books of the Decade back in 2019 so I actually chose my top favorites of 2012. I think The Night Circus was one!ReplyDelete
Tammy - I would be curious to know your thoughts on The Cartographers if you did read it! I am glad you really enjoyed The Night Circus too. Thank you for visiting!Delete
I'm looking forward to The Cartographers and those snippets have me even more interested in it. Thanks for sharing! Hope you have a great weekend! :)ReplyDelete
Ashley - I hope you enjoy The Cartographers when you read it! I hope you have a great weekend too. Thank you for stopping by!Delete
I love The Night Circus so much. I read just after my mom passed away. It was a good escape when I was dealing with some really had emotions.ReplyDelete
Jenni Elyse - It is a great book for escaping. Thank you for visiting!Delete
The Cartographers does sound interesting. I'm currently reading Ladder of Years by Anne Tyler. I've never read a book by Anne Tyler that I didn't like.ReplyDelete
Dorothy - I haven't read anything by Anne Tyler, although I know her books are popular. I hope you are enjoying Ladder of Years. Thank you for stopping by!Delete
The Night Circus is amazing! I love that book!ReplyDelete
Carrie - Me too!Delete
The Cartographers sounds like a really interesting read. I didn't really keep track of my favorite reads ten years ago but if I did, I know The Night Circus would make my list. I loved that book so much when I first read it.ReplyDelete
Suzanne - It is! It's gotten intense and I hope to finish it tonight. I keep meaning to reread The Night Circus, but just haven't managed it.Delete