The Friday 56: Red, White & Royal Blue

Grab a book, any book. Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader. Find any sentence, (or few, just don’t spoil it) that grabs you. Post it.

Alex has had the layout of the building memorized since his dad first got elected to the Senate. It’s where he’s picked up his encyclopedic knowledge of policy and procedure, and where he spends more afternoons than he’s supposed to, charming aides and trawling for gossip. his mom pretends to be annoyed but slyly asks for intel later.

Alex comes across as this shallow narcissistic party boy. It’s passages like this that prove that he’s deeper than that. I actually like him all things considered.

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The Friday 56: Speaker For The Dead

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She had not realized it before, but she had been planning to do this all of her life, ever since she first read and was captured by the Hive Queen and the Hegemon. She had even researched it, so that she knew the law. This was a Catholic License Colony, but the Starways Code allowed any citizen to call for a priest of any faith, and the Speakers for the Dead were regarded as priests. She could call, and if a Speaker chose to come, the colony could not refuse to let him in.

I’m not going to lie. I haven’t read this yet. However, I’m really appreciative of this person’s ability to find a loophole like this. Assuming it’s intended for a loophole.

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The Friday 56: Lore

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“I will kill the false Ares in your name,” Athena said, struggling for breath. “If you swear.. you will aid me… if you vow… to bind your fate to mine until… this hunt… ends… at sunrise… on the eighth day.”

I feel like this basically says: I will give you everything you desire. All you have to do is tie your fate to mine. If I die, you’re coming down with me. It’s a very big offer from a goddess of knowledge though.

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The Friday 56: With the Fire on High

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On my bedside is a picture of my mother and father holding hands. He’s wearing an Iverson jersey and she’s in straight-leg jeans and a bright-blue T-shirt with a smiley face over her large belly. I’m the lump under the smiley face. It’s the only picture I have of the three of us: my parents cheesin’ and in love and holding hands, and me fully formed inside her belly, knocking on the door of skin, impatient to get out before everyone left.

This is such a beautiful quote and it gives such a raw glimpse about the main character in the book in my opinion.

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The Friday 56: You

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“So you never found your phone?”

“No, I mean, yeah, I mean, I think I left it in the subway station.”

“You had it in the cab.”

“Oh right I did, but I mean who remembers the name of the cab company, right?”

Premiere Taxi of Lower Manhattan.

“Nobody ever remembers the name of the cab company,” I agree.

I remember this scene in the episode on Netflix. It seems like they managed to keep as close to the book as possible. Something to look forward to as I keep reading. Even if I feel like I’m torturing myself by reading it. If anybody has read this book or watched the television show, they will understand.

The Friday 56: Wilder Girls

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Carson smiles at me as I get close. She’s wearing a second jacket. This one heavy and lined with flannel, and she’s got her hair tucked up under her hood. Next to her, Julia is bent in front of the closet, pulling out things for her and I guess for me.

Haven’t read this book so I’m not sure what’s going on here. It seems like they are getting ready for something. I’ll have to read more to find out. I’m so excited to read this!

The Friday 56: Crush The King

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Red-hot anger roared through me at the way he so casually dismissed my friend and her skills and mocked her heritage. Paloma was right. She was worth twenty of this pompous, arrogant bastard. No, not twenty. Two hundred. Two thousand. Two million.

I will admit that I haven’t read this series yet. This quote is powerful to me. It’s empowering and strong. It’s beautiful. I can’t wait to see the context that surrounds it.

The Friday 56: The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue

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It ends, the music replaced by applause, and Toby sidles up to the bar, orders a Jack and a Coke because they’ll give it to him for free, and somewhere between the first sip and the third he sees her, and smiles, and for an instant Addie thinks- hopes, even now- that he remembers something, because he looks at her as if he knows her, but the truth is simply that he wants to; attraction can look an awful lot like recognition in the wrong light.

This is one of the most beautiful passages in the book. I absolutely loved it. I loved this entire book. It was beautiful. It was tragic. It hit all the feels. I fully recommend it. I plan to reread it again one day.

The Friday 56: The Girl in the Mirror

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It’s hard to leave so many good mates behind us in Thailand.” Summer sighs as I eat. “But I know we’ll make new friends wherever we go. It’s hard to believe that I used to be not-so-keen on the yachting life. Another thing I have you to thank for, Iris. You opened my eyes to the magic of life on board, and now I can’t imagine not living on Bathsheba. My life is paradise.”

I absolutely love nostalgia for all costs. The more sentimental the better. I haven’t read this book yet. I do look forward to it. Of course the identical twins kind of hooked me.. I’ve always been kind of obsessed with all things twin related. Amazingly enough, I was never a twin.

The Friday 56: Ash and Stone

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The men drift right and head towards the outskirts of town. The buildings spread out and green yards pop up around the houses. We descend and land in the middle of the green field with splashes of red, purples, and yellows all around. The floral scent is intoxicating, and I start giggling.

I can’t even explain why I love this passage so much. And the part the follows it. I’m sadly not much farther past this, but it’s just a very special moment to me. It also shows the creativity of the author in my opinion. This scene is both serious and comical at the same time.