Friday 56, #82

It’s time for  Friday 56!  It’s a book meme hosted by Freda at Freda’s Voice. Be sure to visit her blog if you would like to participate.

From Freda’s Voice The Rules:
*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader  (If you have to improvise, that’s okay.)
*Find any sentence, (or few, just don’t spoil it)
*Post it.
*Add your (url) post in the Linky at Friday 56. Add the post url, not your blog url.
*It’s that simple!

Here’s my contribution:

From page 56 of the hardback:

My mom laughs. She’s always had such a great laugh. It’s very carefree, very young. Mine is inconsistent. Sometimes it’s loud; sometimes it’s wheezy. Other times I sound like an old man. David used to say that he thought my old-man laugh was the most genuine, because no one in their right mind would want to sound like that. Now I’m trying to remember the last time it happened.

That cover! Yes, this is another book I bought and read just because of a gorgeous cover. Did this book live up to its cover? You’ll have to wait until I post an upcoming Quickie Book Review to find out my thoughts.

Have you read it? What did you think of it and would you recommend it? Let me know in the comments below, and be sure to leave a link to your Friday 56 (or book review) so I can visit your blog.

Thanks for visiting, and happy reading.

 

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Friday 56: #81

It’s time for  Friday 56!  It’s a book meme hosted by Freda at Freda’s Voice. Be sure to visit her blog if you would like to participate.

From Freda’s Voice The Rules:
*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader  (If you have to improvise, that’s okay.)
*Find any sentence, (or few, just don’t spoil it)
*Post it.
*Add your (url) post in the Linky at Friday 56. Add the post url, not your blog url.
*It’s that simple!

And now for my contribution:

I’m back! I took a bit of an unplanned break from blogging in October due to a road trip to see my son and the nasty, wretched cold I picked up on the trip. Blech. But I’m feeling a bit better and am eager to get back to my blogger life.

Confession. Nonfiction books about serial killers are my jam. As a child of the ’70’s it was hard to avoid the nightly news stories about women and the frequency of their disappearances. Plus, I grew up in a state home to one of the most famous serial killers of that time, Ted Bundy. (Fun fact: my daughter lives around the corner from a boarding house he lived in during those years. Creepy, no?) So, suffice it to say, I love reading about those crimes and trying to resolve my childhood feelings about all of that. At least I think that’s why I find them so fascinating. So this book is definitely something I looked forward to reading. I plan on writing a review for it and posting it soon.

What do you think? Are you intrigued by the passage? Do you read true crime nonfiction? Let me know in the comments below. And be sure to leave a link to your Friday 56, too.

And, as always, Happy Reading.

Friday 56: #80

It’s time for  Friday 56!  It’s a book meme hosted by Freda at Freda’s Voice. Be sure to visit her blog if you would like to participate.

From Freda’s Voice The Rules:
*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader  (If you have to improvise, that’s okay.)
*Find any sentence, (or few, just don’t spoil it)
*Post it.
*Add your (url) post in the Linky at Friday 56. Add the post url, not your blog url.
*It’s that simple!

Here is my contribution:

 

Silence fills the kitchen as we stare at each other. Here I feel the resentment I feared when I first planned my trip to Cuba, the unspoken censure that I’m not a real Cuban, that I’m a traitor to my people because my family left this country behind.

 

I’m a sucker for a pretty cover, and I love this one. Have you read this book? What did you think? Let me know in the comments below, and be sure to leave a link to your Friday 56, too.

Friday 56, #79

It’s time for  Friday 56!  It’s a book meme hosted by Freda at Freda’s Voice. Be sure to visit her blog if you would like to participate.

From Freda’s Voice The Rules:
*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader  (If you have to improvise, that’s okay.)
*Find any sentence, (or few, just don’t spoil it)
*Post it.
*Add your (url) post in the Linky at Friday 56. Add the post url, not your blog url.
*It’s that simple!

Here’s my contribution:

From Save Me the Waltz: “In reality, there is no materialist like the artist, asking back from life the double and the wastage and the cost on what he puts out in emotional usury.”

 

 

 

I missed Zelda’s birthday in July, so I thought I’d do it for this Friday 56. Zelda is an interesting woman. If you haven’t read any of the biographies or the fiction written about her life, you might want to add one to your TBR.

Have you read Save Me the Waltz? If so, what do you think? Let me know in the comments below.  Happy reading!

Friday 56, #78

It’s time for  Friday 56!  It’s a book meme hosted by Freda at Freda’s Voice. Be sure to visit her blog if you would like to participate.

From Freda’s Voice The Rules:
*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader  (If you have to improvise, that’s okay.)
*Find any sentence, (or few, just don’t spoil it)
*Post it.
*Add your (url) post in the Linky at Friday 56. Add the post url, not your blog url.
*It’s that simple!

Here’s my contribution:

“They sat there long enough that the room slowly filled. Families and farmers and lingering vacationers. Cecily was drunk, and she picked at the potpie she’d ordered, said it was too greasy. Yale offered her some of  his fish and chips, but she declined. When she ordered herself a third martini, Yale pointedly asked for more bread.”

This book came to me via my Quarterly book box in June 2018. This one seems to be all over blogs, Instagram, and You Tube as well as a bunch of to read lists. I had never heard of it, so obviously I’m not as on top of the book blogger world as I think I am. Have any of you read it? And, if so, what do you think? Does it live up to the hype? Let me know in the comments below. #TheGreatBelieversDonate

Happy Reading, y’all!

Friday 56, #77

It’s time for  Friday 56!  It’s a book meme hosted by Freda at Freda’s Voice. Be sure to visit her blog if you would like to participate.

From Freda’s Voice The Rules:
*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader  (If you have to improvise, that’s okay.)
*Find any sentence, (or few, just don’t spoil it)
*Post it.
*Add your (url) post in the Linky at Friday 56. Add the post url, not your blog url.
*It’s that simple!

Here’s my contribution my contribution:

  “But it wasn’t just the music Brit blamed her parents for. It was this fairy-tale idea she had about love. After her father died, her mother was not with another man–never even mentioned another man–and some months before her quiet death it seemed to Brit that her mother had resigned herself to the idea that life without her father wasn’t really a life after all.”

Another book that came to me via Page Habit monthly book box in May 2018. I love this cover. It reminds of some of my favorite notebook covers. And I must say, I am intrigued by this excerpt. What do you think? Would you read this book based on the excerpt? Let me know what you think in the comments below, and be sure to leave a link to your blog.

Happy Reading, y’all!

Friday 56, #75

It’s time for  Friday 56!  It’s a book meme hosted by Freda at Freda’s Voice. Be sure to visit her blog if you would like to participate.

From Freda’s Voice The Rules:
*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader  (If you have to improvise, that’s okay.)
*Find any sentence, (or few, just don’t spoil it)
*Post it.
*Add your (url) post in the Linky at Friday 56. Add the post url, not your blog url.
*It’s that simple!

Here’s my contribution:

More than the actual words, it was the tone he used to say them that struck Margherita. Armando rarely mentioned is wife. And whenever he did, it was with a tenderness that was veined with detachment.

 

 

I love books that feature cooking ever since I read a cozy mysteries series that featured a caterer. And what made those books even better were the inclusions of recipes. And this one includes a few recipes at the end. Another reason I bought this book is the cover. It’s just lovely. I’m such a sucker for a pretty book cover.

This book has been around for a while, have you read it? If so, what did you think? Are you a sucker for pretty covers too? Let me know in the comments below. Be sure to leave a link to your Friday 56.

Happy Reading, y’all!