The Friday 56: City of Ghosts

He does this sometimes. Vanishes. I dont’ know if he’s sulking or just taking a shortcut. The first time he disappeared, we are driving down the East Coast in search of haunted lighthouses for my parents’ most recent book. One minute he was there, and the next, he was gone. I freaked out, afraid he was somehow bound to the river, that’ he’d hit some invisible boundary ten or twenty miles out of town and gotten stuck.

Haven’t read this book yet. This passage makes me want to read it even more! I picked a book out of one of my newly purchased ones to use for today. I love this cover.

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The Friday 56: Perfect on Paper

Brougham watched me intensely not reacting but not breaking eye contact, either. For the first time, I understood why Ainsley found him attractive. That stare made me feel like I was telling the most interesting story in the world. “But why anonymously?” he asked. “Why don’t you just do what we’re doing with everyone? People would pay.”

It’s an interesting question. This is coming from someone who stalked the locker just to find out who it was behind the advice giver. Just saying. I’m really enjoying this book.

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The Friday 56: Sloppy Firsts

Manda’s latest conquest is Bernie Hufnagel. I remember the day she decided Bernie was cute. She spotted him across the crowded cafeteria, putting one of his fellow wrestlers in a headlock, and said, ” Bernie Hufnagel is cute.” Less than a week later, they were swapping spit outside the boys’ locker room before his wrestling match.

This is a very interesting passage. I haven’t read this book, so I don’t have any context behind it. I feel like if I don’t know the context behind it then I am not spoiling anything for anybody. Then again, if I’m spoiling it for somebody, I’m spoiling it for myself too. So there’s that. I’m really excited to dive into this book in all honesty. It looks like a very cute and quirky read.

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The Friday 56: Unsheltered

“There is always someplace to go.” He tightened his arms around her, and Willa pretended to believe him. His confidence was enviable and maddening. Most of the time she didn’t want him to solve or contradict her worries, she just needed him to listen and agree with her on the awfulness at hand. This was a principle of marriage she’d explained many times. Today was different. She needed to be wrong.

I fully understand this line of thinking. I have it a lot of time. I just want to be like “I get that you can explain my fears away, but why not just empathize with them for like ten seconds?” There are times I want reassurance and there are times I want to be understand. To not feel like I’m crazy.

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The Friday 56: Hunted

Warning: Minor Spoiler Alert

There was a dark struggle going on within Stark that was reflected in his entire body. From the glowing red of his heated eyes to the feral grimace of his lips to the tightrope tension that radiated from him, he looked like he was on the brink of an explosion.

I can’t actually explain this too much because I’m not quite at this part yet. I mean I’ve read this series before but this part is kind of hazy to me and I can’t really explain it too much. I really enjoy this series. It’s one of my favorite series of all time.

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The Friday 56: Classic Horror Tales

I can see Douglas there before the fire, to which he had got up to present his back, looking down at his interlocutor with his hands in his pockets. “Nobody but me, til now, has ever heard. It’s quite too horrible.” This, naturally was declared by several voices to give the thing the utmost price, and our friend, with quiet art, prepared his triumph by turning his eyes over the rest of us and going on: “It’s beyond everything. Nothing at all that I know touches it.”

I’m intrigued. I haven’t read these yet, but I really want to. It’s in one of my stacks at the top. It’s classical short horror stories! Where can you go wrong with that? I have a feeling this might become one of my favorites.

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The Friday 56: 1st to Die

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 joke in homicide about the morgue was that in spite of the lousy climate, the place was good for business. There’s nothing like the sharp smell of formaldehyde or the depressing sheen of hospital-tiled halls to make the drudgery of chasing down dead leads seem like inspired work.

But as they say, that’s where the bodies are.

This is one of my favorite series of all times. I love it. At some point I stopped reading it and really need to pick back up on it and read the ones I haven’t read. Especially now that I have access to all twenty-one that are currently out. Has anybody else read this series? As far as I know, the only ones I know that have read it are myself and my mom. Let me know if you’ve read it so we can discuss it! Let me know how many books you have read as well so we don’t accidentally give each other spoilers!

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The Friday 56: As Old as Time

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Belle ran to Philippe, carefully staying out of the way of his hooves. She tried to keep from panicking but the big horse’s fear was infectious. Usually nothing could spook the staid, untroubled beast. He was from an ancient line of war mounts who were bred for size, stamina, and most of all calm in the midst of battle.

I’m so very excited to read this book!!!! I can’t even remember how I stumbled across this series. I’m so glad that I did and I can’t wait to dig into all of them! I’ll need to buy the rest of them as soon as I can! I’ll let you all know what I think of it!

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The Friday 56: Marked

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.

Determined not to freak myself out, I started slowly down the hall in the direction we had been heading. Pretty soon I almost wished I’d run into some other people (even if they were vampyres). It was too quiet. And creepy. A couple of times the hall branched off to the right, but like Neferet had told me, I kept to the left. Actually, I also kept my eyes to the left because the other halls had hardly any lights in them.

It was the only passage on the page that I didn’t feel like contained any spoilers. This is one of my favorite series of all time. I really enjoy it. Even having read the entire series. I still can’t get enough of it.

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