Friday, August 11, 2017

The Friday 56 (With Book Beginnings): Nevermore (Supernatural #1) by Keith R.A. DeCandido + 50/50 Friday

 



On Friday's I take part in three weekly link ups - The Friday 56, hosted by Freda's Voice, Book Beginnings, hosted by Rose City Reader, and 50/50 Friday is a new weekly link up and it is hosted by Carrie @ The Butterfly Reader and Laura @ Blue Eye Books.  For The Friday 56, you choose a book, a book you have just finished, a book you are about to start, your current read, and share a line or a few lines that grab you (but don't spoil anything) from page 56 or 56% of the way through the ebook.  Post it and share your post's url on Freda's most recent Friday 56 post.  As for Book Beginnings, you share the first sentence or so and your initial thoughts, impressions, or whatever else it inspires, and then link up your post's url with Rose City Reader.   Then, for  50/50 Friday, every week there's a new topic featuring two sides of the same coin - you share a book that suits each category and link up on the hosts blogs.


This week I'm spotlighting one of my current reads Nevermore (Supernatural #1) by Keith R.A. DeCandido.  This book marks my fourth read for the Make Me Read It Readathon - I'm proud of myself that I've been able to make as much headway as I have in this readathon.  I have to admit, though, that my reading material for the readathon have been a bit shorter in length than usual, but it sure feels shortening my tbr stack!  Anyways, this tie-in novel is set in season two between the episodes "Crossroad Blues" and "Croatoan" and it's already very promising.


Beginning:

Fordham University
The Bronx, New York
Sunday 12 November 2006

A chill November breeze blew John Soeder's hair into his face, Mother Nature's reminder to get a haircut in the absence of his actual mother being around to nag him about it.

56:

Turning left, he [Dean] saw the massive living room, which was covered in dusty old furniture - a couch, an easy chair, and a rocking chair, as well as a big china closet and a sideboard that was covered with bottles of alcohol - piles of newspapers, magazines that had musical instruments on the covers, three guitars on stands in one corner, several amplifiers, an entire wall filled with vinyl records, anotehr wall fileed with tapes and CDs, and an entertainment center that included a battered old television and a shiny metal stereo system that included turntable, tape deck, and six-CD changer.  At first, he couldn't see the speakers, then he realized there were four of them spread around the room for maximum killer sound value.

50/50 Friday: Favorite/ Least Favorite Font Style  (That A Book Is Written In) - This is a difficult one for me, but I'm actually going to take my pick from fonts available to read my ebooks in on my Kindle Fire.

Favorite: Baskerville - For me, this font is the easiest of those available to focus on for any length of time.  It's easier for me to focus on the story, not the blocks of text.

Least: Helvetica - I always feel like this one slows my reading down, especially when it comes to longer books or bigger chunks of text.  When I get to that bigger stuff, at times I'll catch myself thinking about the font style itself.

Have you ever read one of the Supernatural tie-in books?  What are your thoughts on font style when it comes to your ereader?  As always, thanks for visiting my blog and perhaps even commenting down below!

23 comments:

  1. I like Supernatural, but I've never read any of the tie-in novels so far.

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    1. I'd say the author for this one really has the tone down so far! :)

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  2. I LOVE LOVE LOVE Supernatural. I've even got Supernatural Monopoly. Hard to get in UK.

    Great post! I'm just typing mine up... a little late :)

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    1. Yes!! I don't really have a lot of Supernatural merchandise aside from the dvds - I should really rectify that! :)

      Thanks for coming over, Sassy!

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  3. I enjoy the show but haven't read any of the books. Could be fun:)

    My Friday 56 from The Great Zoo Of China

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    1. So far it definitely is! :)

      Thanks for sharing, Laura

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  4. I loved the first season of Supernatural. I liked the second season. Then I started not caring for it at all. If the books are based on the stories of the first couple of season, I think I would like it. I'd love for you and your readers to check out mine! http://tinyurl.com/LisaKsBookReviewsOFITG

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    1. I've managed to stick with it - and I'm actually up to date with it for a change. There are quite a few tie-in books, several of them are set earlier on.

      Thanks for sharing, Lisa!

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  5. I love Supernatural, in fact I will be watching reruns shortly on cable. I have never read any of the books, though.
    sherry @ fundinmental

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    1. Yay! :) You might want to try this one then!

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  6. I've never seen Supernatural or read any of the tie-ins. Sounds like an interesting series though. This week I have Come Sundown by Nora Roberts. Happy reading!

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    1. It's a pretty awesome series, for sure! :)

      Thanks for sharing, Kathy.

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  7. Okay, that 56 really brought me into the scene of someone who might be a hoarder...LOL.

    Thanks for sharing, and here's mine: “THE IDENTICALS”

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  8. Make Me Read It Readathon, huh? That sounds like one where all the old fuddy-duddy books you've been holding on to for years must be read or else. Ha! Your books doesn't fit that description, does it? Please visit my Friday Quotes Page.

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    1. Well, I suppose you could do it that way! :)

      Thanks for coming over, Anne.

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  9. I used to watch Supernatural, the first season anyway before I lost interest. Didn't even know it was a book too. Thanks for sharing! Happy weekend!

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    1. Ah well - the books are new adventures set during the course of the series. :)

      Thanks for coming over, Freda!

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  10. Oooh! Supernatural! I need to watch that show sometime!

    Here’s my Friday 56 !

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

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    1. It's one of my favorites!

      Thanks for sharing. :)

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  11. I'm in the middle of season 9 right now of Supernatural (well, maybe not quite mid-season yet). I haven't read any of the books based on the show though. They sound fun. I will have to check them out.

    You know, I have never played with the font styles in my Kindle. And now I want to. LOL

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  12. Huh, I didn't know there were Supernatural books.
    Baskerville is a good font (also makes me think of Sherlock ;) ). I'd have to say one of my least favorite though is Calibri. My word processor used to default to Calibri, and it always drove me crazy. XD

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