Book Beginnings #20 & Friday 56 #20: The Fifth Season



Book Beginnings is hosted by Rose City Reader. The weekly post goes up every Thursday and bloggers can add their links all week. I am rereading The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin the first book in the Broken Earth trilogy. I wanted to read a book for the SFBC Book Club (we have a yearly challenge reading past group reads) I started a different one, Among Others, a few days ago, and didn’t like it enough to keep reading, so I thought that I would like to reread this instead. After I finished the trilogy in 2018 I thought I would probably want to reread it eventually.   



PROLOGUE: you are here

LET’S START WITH THE END of the world, why don’t we? Get it over with and move on to more interesting things.


First, a personal ending. There is a thing she will think over and over in the days to come, as she imagines how her son died and tries to make sense of something so innately senseless. She will cover Uche’s broken little body with a blanket—except his face, because he is afraid of the dark—and she will sit beside it numb, and she will pay no attention to the world that is ending outside. The world has already ended within her, and neither ending is for the first time. She’s old hat at this by now.


And for the Friday 56:

Published by Beth @ Beth's Bookish Thoughts

This blog is for my thoughts on reading. A couple of my friends on GoodReads have blogs, so eventually I decided to start one myself. I hope to get involved in the book blogging community and become a better reader and writer! I am not accepting copies of new books for review, but I would be interested in new editions or new translations of classic authors. Find me on Upwork (as an editor) in the profile link. From September 2018 to October 2020 I blogged at Blogger.

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