The Friday 56: #100

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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:

“Nonsense. Any man with eyes can see you’re a diamond of the first water.”

‘A diamond in the rough, perhaps,” she quipped. “And apparently, only blind men live around here.”

Ah, yes. The goal of every Regency miss is to be declared a diamond of the first water.

I won this book from #GoodReadGiveaways back in April, but it will not be released until the end of July 2019. I’ll post my review when we get a bit closer to the release date.  What do you think? Will you rush out to buy it then? Let me know in the comments below.

Happy Reading.

 

 

The Friday 56, #99

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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:

 

“Rude,” Sarah murmurs, but she doesn’t fight him when he catches her behind the knees and lifts her into his arms. Shit. Watch and learn, Ryan Gosling. This man didn’t need to wade into a lake to melt fair lady’s heart.

For clarification, I mean Sarah’s heart, not mine.

So, what do you think? Would you read this book? Have any of you read this? What do you think of it?  I know it’s a part of Reese’s Book Club, and I think she plans on making this a movie, so I imagine a lot of people have read it and like it. I read it and like it; it’s fine. I think it is very similar to Normal People by Sally Rooney and One Day by David Nicholls, but more lighthearted. And that’s fine. I guess I’m saying that it’s, you know, fine. Tell me what you think in the comments below. Do you think it’s……fine?

Happy Reading!

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.