Thursday, October 6, 2016

Book Beginning: The Drake Equation by Bart King


Please join me 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.

EARLY BIRDS & SLOWPOKES: This weekly post goes up Thursday evening for those who like to get their posts up and linked early on. But feel free to add a link all week.

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TIE IN: The Friday 56 hosted by Freda's Voice is a natural tie in with this event and there is a lot of cross over, so many people combine the two. The idea is to post a teaser from page 56 of the book you are reading and share a link to your post. Find details and the Linky for your Friday 56 post on Freda’s Voice.



Imagine it's the middle of the night.
And you're way out in the wilderness.

The Drake Equation by Bart King, author of the wildly popular nonfiction book, The Big Book of Boy Stuff.

The Drake Equation is a science fiction adventure story for middle schoolers about a young birdwatcher drawn into galactic intrigue when he finds a mysterious disc while out searching for a wood duck.


  1. This looks different. Thanks for hosting us all - I so look forward to Fridays.

  2. Hi Gilion,

    Not YA fiction that I would be interested in reading, however any book which can keep youngsters entertained without being connected to technology in any way, especially boys, has my vote :)

    Thanks for hosting, this is always a meme I keep coming back to :)


  3. Sounds like my kind of book.

  4. Fun! I don't read much sci fi but the kind I most enjoy is MG or YA. This one sounds interesting.

  5. Looks like a perfect October read.

  6. Although I was initially skeptical, re-reading the passage convince me that this author's onto something. :)

    (Thank you very much for the shout-out, RCR!)

  7. This book sounds like it is fun to read.

  8. Great beginning that makes me want to keep reading.
    Thank you for hosting Book Beginnings.

  9. This is definitely one I'll keep an eye out for! Sounds like one my son will love -- and me, too!

  10. What a good hook for adolescent boys. Sounds good. My Friday Quotes

  11. Ha! I don't have to imagine this as I've been out in the wilderness in the deep dark! This sounds like a fun book and even though I don't normally read this level of book - it sounds like I would enjoy it - kind of like ET when I first saw it - I was an older teen taking her younger sisters out - lol. Great choice!


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