The Friday 56, #98

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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!

I came by this book via #BookoftheMonth.

Here is my contribution:

It is easy to copy anything these days, and most books exist in endless multiples; a single book no longer has the preciousness it had when books came to life through a cumbersome, labored process. So burning one ordinary book should have been easy for me. But it wasn’t, not at all. I couldn’t even choose a book to burn. First I thought I could burn a book I didn’t like, but that seemed to aggressive, as if I were delighting in a sort of execution.

Woo boy! What do you think of that passage? Are intrigued? I read this in April, and I love it. Such a good book. If you are looking for a book about books and libraries that’s nonfiction, well this one might be for you. I highly recommend it. Have you read this? What did you think of it? Let me know in the comments below.

And here is a link to the LA Public Library’s Instagram page. There lots of pictures of the glorious architecture of this building.

Happy Reading!

The Friday 56, #97

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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:

This book came to me via #BookoftheMonth book box.

From page 56:

They all erupted in laughter. Connell closed his locker and walked out of the room carrying his schoolbag limply in his right hand. He heard the others calling after him, but he didn’t turn around. When he got to the bathroom he locked himself in a cubicle. The yellow walls bore down on him and his face was slick with sweat. He kept thinking of himself saying to Marianne in bed: I love you. It was terrifying, like watching himself committing a terrible crime on CCTV. And soon she would be in school, putting her books in her bag, smiling to herself, never knowing anything. You’re a nice person and everyone likes you. He took one deep uncomfortable breath and then threw up.

I read this book in one sitting back in April. And it is so good. I plan on writing a review & posting it soon. Have you read it? It’s been everywhere lately and the overall consensus seems to be positive. Have you read and what did you think? Is the love for this book justified? Let me know what you think in the comments below, and be sure to leave a link to your Friday 56 while you’re here.

Happy reading!

The Friday 56: #96

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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:

This book came to me via #bookofthemonth.

From page 56:

Movement outside the window caught his eye, and he froze with his feet dangling over the ground. Esme was in his background, hair in a ponytail, wearing baggy floral-print pants—were those Hammer pants?-–and a white T-shirt with no goddamned bra underneath.

This looks so good. It’s been all over bookstagram, book blogs, and Youtube this spring. So, when it came up as a May Book of the Month club pick, well, I picked it. Tell me what you think if you’ve read this in the comments below. And leave a link to your Friday 56 so I can visit you, too.

Happy Reading!

The Friday 56, #95

4754621A-7122-48E8-984F-91A83CF2AD93  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:

 

From page 56:

Isra unwrapped her hijab and set it on the bed. She had never once considered not wearing it in public. But standing in front of the mirror, eyeing the long black strands of hair as they wilted off her shoulders, she found herself feeling hopeful again. Perhaps this would be her first taste of freedom. There was no reason to reject it before she had tried it.

This novel seems to be all over book blogs and #bookstagram the last month or so. I’ve yet to read it, but I’m  looking forward to it. Have you read it? What did you think? Let me know in the comments below.

And for everyone in the USA have a great holiday weekend. Happy Reading!

The Friday 56 #94

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:

 

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From page 56:

Graham:   The night before we finished recording, I cam home from somewhere or other and found Karen sitting up on the railing of the deck, looking into the canyon….Karen turned to me and said, “It’s a shame the water’s up to my ankles. I wanted to go for a hike.” And so I said, “What are you guys on and is there anymore?”

Karen:   It was mescaline.

This book! If you are are a fan of ’70’s rock, Fleetwood Mac, Stevie Nicks (I named my daughter after her), band drama, Almost Famous, and Behind the Music, you will probably like this book. It is something else. As of this writing, I am about half way through it. It’s a quick fun read.

Has anyone else read this yet? Is it on your TBR? Let me know in the comments below. Happy reading.

Friday 56 #93

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:

From page 57:

History-obsessed Viv went on to spearhead the insane Boy Georgey New Romantic style: she brought back pirates and gave women a postfeminist thumbs-up on the controversial issue of corsetry. Ultrwacky Viv, who, aged fifty-six, received her OBE from the Queen sans panties, believes that their is nothing more powerful than an alluring courtesan brimming over her basque.

 

This is a fun collection of essays about unconventional women in pop culture.  A friend gave me this book because she knows I love wacky chicks. Have you read this? Do you agree with me if you have read it? Let me know in the comments below.

Happy Reading!

Friday 56 #92

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:

From page 56:

It was unusual to hear him speak so openly. It wasn’t that their relationship was strained, exactly. It was more that he and Fred seemed to have an unspoken agreement to keep to certain topics. And those didn’t include honest appraisals of their feelings.

 

This one has been on my wishlist/TBR pile since it was published in 2015. I’m very interested in the expat writers living in Paris between the World Wars. And the couple Gerald and Sara Murphy were a part of that community. So when I found this  book on the sale table at B&N I snapped it up.

Have you read this book and what did you think? Let me know in the comments below.

Happy Reading.