Thursday, April 14, 2016

Friday 56 and Book Beginnings: Into the Dim (Into The Dim #1) by Janet B. Taylor

This is a weekly meme hosted by Freda's Voice
These are the rules:
1. Grab a book, any book.
2. Turn to page 56, or 56% on your eReader.
3. Find any sentence (or a few, just don't spoil it) that grabs you.
4. Post it.
5. Add the URL to your post in the link on Freda's most recent Friday 56 post.

Please join us over at RoseCityReader every Friday to share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires. Please remember to include the title of the book and the author’s name.

When fragile, sixteen-year-old Hope Walton loses her mom to an earthquake overseas, her secluded world crumbles. Agreeing to spend the summer in Scotland, Hope discovers that her mother was more than a brilliant academic, but also a member of a secret society of time travelers. Trapped in the twelfth century in the age of Eleanor of Aquitaine, Hope has seventy-two hours to rescue her mother and get back to their own time. Along the way, her path collides with that of a mysterious boy who could be vital to her mission . . . or the key to Hope’s undoing.

Book Beginning: 
Everyone in town knew the coffin was empty.
  I think that's what packed the pews-- the pure curiosity of the thing. They sure didn't come for love or admiration.
Nope. They came for the show. They came because it was big news. A juicy scandal that, in our small southern town, arced faster than summer lightning.
So far, I am just okay with this book. I think going into it with really low expectations, is helping with that. Also one of the reasons why this book got bad reviews is because of the Outlander comparison, a book that I haven't read, so I won't have that kind of expectation.

Page 56 in paperback:
Either she liked to look at herself -- a lot -- or whoever ran this operation had a major thing for her. When I touched the mouse, her image disappeared to reveal an Excel spreadsheet with thousands of numerical notations.
I am just barely ahead of this part. I am reading it really slowly, I accidently requested a bunch of books from NetGalley, well requesting them wasn't an accident but I didn't expect to get approved for most of them all at once. This book also isn't as terrible as others have made it out to be. I am really enjoying it.


  1. I've never gotten going on Net Galley for that very reason. It sounds so stressful to have to read and review books ever if you don't like them.
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  2. It sounds interesting, but I've heard a lot of my mixed reactions.

    Check out my Friday 56 (With Book Beginnings).

  3. I'm not a big fan of time travel but hope you are enjoying this one. I am spotlighting Love, Lies and Spies by Cindy Anstey this week. Happy reading!

  4. I don't read a lot of time travel books. This was recommended to me so I just might give it a try.

    My Friday 56 from The Overnight

  5. I also have a love/hate relationship with Netgalley. This one looks good, but not my kind of book.

    I'm featuring Between you and me this week. Happy reading.

  6. Hmm, fascinating! I don't usually enjoy time traveling stories, but because I read one that was fabulous, I tend to withhold judgment nowadays. I hope you enjoy this one...and here's mine: “HAVE NO SHAME”

  7. The cover and the 56 don't match for me.... I'm still curious though. Happy weekend!

  8. If I don't like a book on NetGalley, I send the Publisher a note.

  9. I read this back in January and immediately thought the Outlander comparisons were insane. It's much more Crichton's Timeline (which I have yet to read but have seen the movie a dozen times at least!).