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.

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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, #76

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:

“Saturday was white skies and bad wind. Rebecca’s father and mother came with two gifts, beautifully wrapped.”

 

 

 

 

This book came to me via Page Habit monthly book box. It’s another book that focuses on motherhood with a twist. Click on the link above to get a better summary of the story. I’m not sure about it, frankly. Has anyone read it/ If so would you recommend it? Let me know in the comments below, and be sure to leave a link to your Friday 56.

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!

Friday 56, #74

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:

“Do you understand how hard it’s been? After betraying Britain, faking my death with the help of dear Captain MacTaggart, and the the fall of Napoleon in France?”

 

 

 

 

This is such a unique idea for a romance novel. I read choose your own adventure books back when I was a kid. They are such fun! So, I couldn’t resist buying this book to give it a try. When I finish reading it I’m planning on reviewing it. Fingers crossed that I’m not disappointed.

Have any of you read this book? And are there any other choose your adventure books out there? If so, let me know in the comments below. And be sure to add a link to your Friday 56.

Happy reading, y’all!

Friday 56: #71

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:

This book came to me via monthly #myPageHabit Lit box. I quite like this. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that I’ll really like this book.

Would you read this based off of the excerpt? Have you read this book? What did you think of it?

Let me know in the comments below, and be sure to leave a link to your Friday 56 too!

Happy Reading, y’all.