Gillion over at Rose City Reader is the host for Book Beginnings and Freda over at Freda's Voice is the host for The Friday 56. Hop over and check it out, you might find your next book.
The Museum of Extraordinary Things - Alice Hoffman
My Book Beginning....
You would think it would be impossible to
find anything new in the world, creatures no man has ever seen before,
one-of-a-kind oddities in which nature has taken a backseat to the
coursing pulse of the fantastical and the marvelous.
Very catchy first sentence. Had me hooked, along with the cover.
My Friday 56
When the grid of Manhattan streets was created, in 1811, a grand project that would forever change the city, filling in streams, ridding the map of meandering roads, Ninth Avenue cut through the center of Moore's estate.