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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