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The Friday 56 (#21)


Rules:The Friday 56
*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader
(If you have to improvise, that’s ok.)
*Find any sentence, (or few, just don’t spoil it) that grab you.
*Post it.
*Add your (url) post below in Linky. Add the post url, not your blog url. It’s that simple.

 The Friday 56 is a weekly meme hosted by Freda’s Voice where I’ll post a sentence of two from page 56 of either the book I’m currently reading or a random book from my shelf. If you would also like to participate, click the link to the host’s blog page.


 I’m still on this novel and probably will be for some time. Finals week is coming up; there’s lots of studying to do. Wish me luck.

Everyone have a great weekend! 🙂

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before – by Jenny Han

 

” ‘So you’re probably wondering what this is all about.’ I begin. And then I immediately falter. ‘It’s um, well, I wrote it a long time ago, and – ‘

‘You don’t have to explain.’

‘Really? You’re not curious?’

‘No. It was just really nice to get a letter like that. I was actually pretty honored.’

I let out a relieved sigh and sag against my locker. Why is Lucas Krapf just so exactly right? He knows how to say the perfect thing.

And then Lucas gives me a half grimace, half smile. ‘But the thing is…’ He lowers his voice. ‘You know I’m gay, right?’

‘Oh, right, totally,’ I say, trying not to sound disappointed. ‘No, I totally knew.’ So Peter was right after all.

Lucas smiles. ‘You’re so cute,’ he says, and I perk up again. Then he says, ‘Listen, can you not tell anybody, though? I mean, I’m out, but I’m not out out yet. You know what I mean?’

‘Totally,’ I say, super confident.

‘For instance, my mom knows but my dad only kind of knows. I haven’t outright told him.’

‘Got it.’ “

(pg. 155-156)

 

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The Friday 56 (#20)


Rules:The Friday 56
*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader
(If you have to improvise, that’s ok.)
*Find any sentence, (or few, just don’t spoil it) that grab you.
*Post it.
*Add your (url) post below in Linky. Add the post url, not your blog url. It’s that simple.

 The Friday 56 is a weekly meme hosted by Freda’s Voice where I’ll post a sentence of two from page 56 of either the book I’m currently reading or a random book from my shelf. If you would also like to participate, click the link to the host’s blog page.


 

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before – by Jenny Han

 

“I was pouring lukewarm tea out of the thermos and into cups when Josh climbed up on the fence and watched us. The month before, from the upstairs playroom, we’d watched Josh’s family move in. We’d hoped for girls, but then we saw the movers unload a boy bike and we went back to playing.

Josh sat up on the fence, not saying anything, and Margot was really stiff and embarrassed; her cheeks were red, but she kept her hat on. Kitty was the one to call out to him. ‘Hello, boy,’ she said.

‘Hi,’ he said. His hair was shaggy, and he kept shaking it out of his eyes. He was wearing a red T-shirt with a hole in the shoulder.

Kitty asked him, ‘What’s your name?’

‘Josh’

‘You should play with us, Josh,’ Kitty commanded.

So he did.

I didn’t know it then, how important this boy would become to me and to the people I love the most. But even if I had known, what could I have done differently? It was never going to be me and him.”

(pg. 56-57)

 

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The Friday 56 (#19)


Rules:The Friday 56
*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader
(If you have to improvise, that’s ok.)
*Find any sentence, (or few, just don’t spoil it) that grab you.
*Post it.
*Add your (url) post below in Linky. Add the post url, not your blog url. It’s that simple.

 The Friday 56 is a weekly meme hosted by Freda’s Voice where I’ll post a sentence of two from page 56 of either the book I’m currently reading or a random book from my shelf. If you would also like to participate, click the link to the host’s blog page.


 

The Fault in Our Stars – by John Green

 

“Augustus glanced away from the screen ever so briefly. ‘You look nice,’ he said. I was wearing this just-past-the-knees dress I’d had forever. ‘Girls think they’re only allowed to wear dresses on formal occasions, but I like a woman who says, you know, I’m going over to see a boy who is having a nervous breakdown, a boy whose connection to the sense of sight itself is tenuous, and gosh dang it, I am going to wear a dress for him.’

‘And yet,’ I said, ‘Isaac won’t so much as glance over at me. Too in love with Monica, I suppose,’ which resulted in a catastrophic sob.”

(pg. 56)

 

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The Friday 56 (#18)


Rules:The Friday 56
*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader
(If you have to improvise, that’s ok.)
*Find any sentence, (or few, just don’t spoil it) that grab you.
*Post it.
*Add your (url) post below in Linky. Add the post url, not your blog url. It’s that simple.

 The Friday 56 is a weekly meme hosted by Freda’s Voice where I’ll post a sentence of two from page 56 of either the book I’m currently reading or a random book from my shelf. If you would also like to participate, click the link to the host’s blog page.


 

Crimes of the Heart – by Beth Henley

 

“LENNY. (After a long pause.) Babe; I feel bad. I feel real bad.

BABE. Why, Lenny?

LENNY. Because yesterday I-I wished it.

BABE. You wished what?

LENNY. I wished that Old Granddaddy would be put out of his pain. I wished on one of my birthday candles. I did. And now he’s in this coma, and they say he’s feeling no pain.

BABE. Well, when did you have a cake yesterday? I don’t remember you having any cake.

LENNY. Well, I didn’t…have a cake. But I just blew out the candles anyway.

BABE. Oh. Well, those birthday wishes don’t count unless you have a cake.

LENNY. They don’t?

BABE. No. A lot of times they don’t even count when you do have a cake. It just depends.

LENNY. Depends on what?

BABE. On how deep your wish is, I suppose.

LENNY. Still, I just wish I hadn’t of wished it.”

(pg. 55-56)

 

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The Friday 56 (#17)


Rules:The Friday 56
*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader
(If you have to improvise, that’s ok.)
*Find any sentence, (or few, just don’t spoil it) that grab you.
*Post it.
*Add your (url) post below in Linky. Add the post url, not your blog url. It’s that simple.

 The Friday 56 is a weekly meme hosted by Freda’s Voice where I’ll post a sentence of two from page 56 of either the book I’m currently reading or a random book from my shelf. If you would also like to participate, click the link to the host’s blog page.


 Sorry I’m late, but I just finished my midterms. The good news is that this next week should be pretty relaxing, so I’m going to try and complete some of the awards I’ve been nominated for.

 

Hint Fiction: An Anthology of Stories in 25 Words or Fewer

 

“In court he said Sparkle, his daughter-in-law and family’s shame, used to laugh like water in sunshine. How could he have hurt her himself?”

(Murder For Hire by Rose Rappoport Moss, pg. 56)

 

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The Friday 56 (#16)


Rules:The Friday 56
*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader
(If you have to improvise, that’s ok.)
*Find any sentence, (or few, just don’t spoil it) that grab you.
*Post it.
*Add your (url) post below in Linky. Add the post url, not your blog url. It’s that simple.

 The Friday 56 is a weekly meme hosted by Freda’s Voice where I’ll post a sentence of two from page 56 of either the book I’m currently reading or a random book from my shelf. If you would also like to participate, click the link to the host’s blog page.


 Look what I’m reading in literature class. I never read this when I was a kid, and now I’m being forced to read it as an adult. 🙂

 

Alice in Wonderland – by Lewis Carroll

 

“‘The game’s going on rather better now,’ she said, by way of keeping up the conversation a little.

”Tis so,’ said the Duchess: ‘and the moral of that is – “Oh, ’tis love, ’tis love, that makes the world go round!”‘

‘Somebody said,’ Alice whispered, ‘that it’s done by everybody minding their own business!’

‘Ah, well! It means much the same thing,’ said the Duchess, digging her sharp little chin into Alice’s shoulder as she added, ‘and the moral of that is – “Take care of the sense, and the sounds will take care of themselves.”‘

‘How found she is of finding morals in things!’ Alice thought to herself.”

(pg. 55-56 on Nook reader)

 

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The Friday 56 (#15)


Rules:The Friday 56
*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader
(If you have to improvise, that’s ok.)
*Find any sentence, (or few, just don’t spoil it) that grab you.
*Post it.
*Add your (url) post below in Linky. Add the post url, not your blog url. It’s that simple.

 The Friday 56 is a weekly meme hosted by Freda’s Voice where I’ll post a sentence of two from page 56 of either the book I’m currently reading or a random book from my shelf. If you would also like to participate, click the link to the host’s blog page.


 

Big World – by Mary Miller

 

“I put my sandwich in a baggie and stick it in the refrigerator behind the gallon of milk so my father won’t see it. Then I do my bedtime rituals same as I always do them and get in bed. I close my eyes but just lie there and think and then I get up and roam around the house. I move from window to window, looking out, until my eyes start to make things up. I’m quiet even though there’s no reason for it – my father can sleep through anything – but I keep waiting for him to stumble out of his bedroom in his underwear with his gun cocked, how I’d stand there calmly and say don’t shoot after pausing a few beats too long.”

(56-57% on Kindle app)

 

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