The Friday 56: My Life as a Country Album

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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!

The Friday 56: The Help

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’s all about putting yourself in a man-meeting situation where you can-“

“Mama,” I say just wanting to end this conversation, “would it really be so terrible if I never met a husband?”

Mother clutches her bare arms as if made cold by the thought. “Don’t say that, Eugenia. Why, every week I see another man in town over six feet and think, If Eugenia would just try…” She presses her hand to her stomach, the very thought advancing her ulcers.

I really love this quote. I really loved this book. I need to reread this book!

The Friday 56: These Violent Delights

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.

Of course your braiding is superior. While you were learning how to style yourself and be ladylike. I was being taught how to swing a golf club and shake hands aggressively.

I can’t even begin to process. I hope the entire book isn’t like this.

The Friday 56: Harvey Duckman Presents

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.

“So they killed you.”
“Yes, but they didn’t get my money.”

It’s a short story in the anthology. I haven’t read it yet. It seems like it will be a really satirical story though! We shall see.