A peak into Emilie & the Hollow World and a last look into The Disappearing Spoon
I have been fighting a cold all week, so I am going backwards today for Book Beginnings on Friday hosted by Rose City Reader here is the first sentence of Emilie & the Hollow World by Martha Wells ...
Creeping along the docks in the dark, looking for the steamship Mary Bell, Emilie was starting to wonder if it might be better to just walk to Silk Harbor.
From The Disappearing Spoon by Sam Kean, from the prologue again ...
...the symbol for mercury, Hg, consists of two letters that don't even appear in its name. Unraveling that mystery – it's from hydragyrum, Latin for "water silver" – helped me understand how heavily ancient languages and mythologies influenced the periodic table ...
For The Friday 56 hosted at Freda's Voice here is something from the 56% mark of Emilie & the Hollow World
She managed to get headed down the waterway, away from the window, but another gunshot rang out behind her. Then something grabbed her ankle and jerked her under water.
As you can tell, it is an adventure story - Emilie runs away from home and in a effort to stow away on a steamship ends up ... going somewhere else entirely. I thought this book was a lot of fun to read and I am looking forward to the next one.
And from The Disappearing Spoon for the last time, I promise ... at the 56% mark