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The Friday 56 (With Book Beginnings)


Welcome to Week 198!

Rules:
*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.




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I want to be like Gideon Lee. My lips move as I read the title of the essay. They twitch as I stifle a snicker. Looking around the room, I make sure no one has seen my facial tic. My eyes light upon the Presidents' pictures lined up on the wall.They face me, each with a unique expression, and I wonder what they were thinking while they posed. They are above the clock so my gaze naturally falls on it. It's almost time for lunch.

Book Beginnings


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Comments

  1. Sounds like the narrator is in high school. I'm curious about why the essay, why did she laugh?

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  2. The cover of your book confuses me. The lettering makes it seem like it will be a fluffy romance, but the quote shows me there is more depth to the book.

    Anne's Friday quotes

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  3. What a gorgeous cover...and great excerpt.

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  4. This book cover is darling! I want to know more about this Gideon Lee character, especially since the name alone is part of the title :)

    Sparrow’s BB & Friday 56

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  5. That first sentence is perfect. It reads like the beginning of a song. Perfect for the cover art! Thanks for hosting and have a lovely weekend Freda!

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  6. Great teaser and I love the cover.

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  7. I am SUPER curious about this one and am seriously checking it out! Thanks for sharing! Sounds like a story I might enjoy!

    Here's my Book Beginning: http://craftybooksheeps.blogspot.com/2014/10/book-beginnings-lady-at-willowgrove.html

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  8. I'm excited to join a new book meme! Thanks for hosting, Freda! This looks like a good group.

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  9. I do like the sound of this but I have no idea what is happening in the book! She skips from one thing to the other and I'm wondering who exactly Gideon Lee is! Thanks for hosting :) Hope you have a great weekend! My Friday post
    Juli @ Universe in Words

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  10. Great cover art and #56! Thanks for hosting, Freda!

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