The Friday 56: The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue

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.

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

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.

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.

The Friday 56: My Life as a Country Album

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My hungry little heart thumped at those words. You. Calling me beautiful. Even if it was only the way I swam. I scooted over so that my head was on your inner arm and stared out at the night with you. The thought of diving for someone else was an interesting perspective. To feel like I was good at something. To know that you thought I was good enough to do this. It was a little intoxicating. But my insides were still all twisted up at the thought of leaving you at practice and something happening.

Oh the feelings we get when we hear something that states that the ones we have feelings for might just feel the same. The slow burn may actually have its happy moment. It’s an incredible feeling. It’s also a terrifying feeling. It’s beautiful and terrifying! We can’t get enough of it though.

The Friday 56: Legend

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I smell chili and bread. There’s a bowl with some steam rising from it on the dresser next to the bed and a small loaf of bread balanced on the bowl’s edge. I think back to the two cans our caretaker had placed on the dresser.

I haven’t read this book yet, but this passage right here makes me want chili in the best way possible. It’s been a very long time since I’ve had chili. I may need to eat some soon! Yum yum!

The Friday 56: Four Dead Queens

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.

Note: Haven’t read this book. Was just the first one I grabbed. If it’s a spoiler, I’m very sorry. To be fair, it’s a spoiler for me too if it is one.

He let out an exasperated breath. “Open the vault, and I won’t hurt you.”
I held up my hands. “I’m not lying to you. I can’t open this.”
“You’re a thief,” he said, disgust dripping from his words.
“The best,” I added with a grin.
“Then open it.” He moved forward, the destabilizer pointed toward my head.

This passage makes me want to keep reading. Get to that point to get the background and continue to find out what happens. I want to know where they are. Who they are. Etc.

The Friday 56: The Summer of ’98

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I nodded and there was definite disappointment in her expression. As much as she loved her son, she knew that the situation between Cass and Noah wasn’t the healthiest thing for either of them, but less so for Cass. My mom really liked her. My dad too.

I’m not sure what this is referring to at all. I haven’t read the book yet. I don’t think there’s any spoilers. I’m curious on what happens and what led to this. We shall see when I read it. I did just find it’s a sequel. Maybe I need to obtain the first book first.

The Friday 56: The Perfect 10

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Palm Beach Reports Homicide

10:15 PM EST on Tuesday, April 15

Palm Beach (AP)– An unidentified man died from a single gunshot wound in Palm Beach Tuesday afternoon. Palm Beach Police responded to a 911 call at a local business shortly after 6:00 p.m. and found the shooting victim unresponsive. According to a police spokesperson, the individual was transported to St. Mary’s Medical Center and pronounced dead a short time later. The man’s name was not released pending notification of relatives. There were no arrests.

I love books that have realistic things like newspaper articles, emails, texts, etc. They just add a wonderful charm to the book that makes you really dig into the story!

The Friday 56: Girls of Paper and Fire

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A wooden tub is brought to the room and filled with warm, fragranced water. While she bathes me, Lill quizzes me about my life before the palace, questions tumbling from her mouth so quickly I barely finish answering one when the next comes. Which province am I from? Do I have siblings? What’s it like to be Paper caste? Is my mother as beautiful as I am?

I’m really curious to see the rest of the story behind this. I haven’t read this book or started it yet. It’s one of my Christmas gifts. It looks so amazing! The cover is just beautiful.

The Friday 56: People Like Her

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.

We pulled our chairs into a circle and had a very serious talk with Coco about how it’s important not to make things up or exaggerate or invent stories. That there’s no point trying to impress people by pretending to be something you’re not. About how you shouldn’t try to trick people into giving you things that don’t belong to you. Coco’s teacher was nodding her head very firmly through all this, very emphatically.

I have only just started this book, so I’m not at this part yet. I’m curious what the dear Coco has done to deserve such a lecture! Were they a creative genius like Zack from Saved by the Bell? Or was it something darker? I shall find out soon!