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The Friday 56

Welcome to Week 214!


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)
*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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 The present was wrapped in tissue paper. I watched as she slowly peeled off each layer, smoothed it, and placed it in a neat, square pile on the table. When she was finished she looked at the bowl, turning it around.
 "You didn't have to get me anything," Clyde said. She touched the smooth glaze inside. She turned it over and read the bottom. "C. Simon." She looked up. "You made this."










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Comments

  1. Sounds sweet. I hope you're enjoying it.

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  2. I thought THE ORPHAN TRAIN was very good so I am happy to hear that author has another book. I will check it out.

    My Friday Posts by Anne

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  3. beautiful language :) sounds like a great read

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  4. Such a sweet gesture! I love when friends and family make personalized gifts for me. . .I actually try to go out of my way to make my own too.

    But still, the moment in this 56 sounds so sweet, I'm curious to know what happens next! Great post!

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  5. I really like it when people make things for each other rather than buy things but I'm terrible at everything creative, so I tend to have to resort to buying things! Bowls are always nice! Thanks for hosting Freda :) I hope you have a great weekend!
    Juli @ Universe in Words

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  6. I've got to go check this out further. Ever since I started reading Bette Lee Crosby's books, I've been drawn to this genre.
    Touching excerpt, Freda and the book looks lovely:) Have a great weekend!

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  7. Great excerpt. The author's voice really shines through here. I haven't read Orphan Train yet, but it's on my list. This one sounds wonderful too.

    Happy Friday.

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  8. Not sure I have ever heard of that one or the author, so I hope you are enjoying it.

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  9. Pretty cover and your tease makes this sound like a 'sweet' book. :-) Have a great weekend, Freda.
    sherry @ fundinmental Friday Memes

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  10. This sounds wonderful and what a lovely gift! I like the cover art, too. I've always wanted to read Orphan Train. Enjoy the weekend!

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  11. After reading Orphan Train, I want to read all of this author's book...this one is on my list. Enjoy!

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  12. Oh, I have this one on Sparky....can't wait to read it!

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  13. This book has been on my TBR for awhile. It sounds so great and I love the 56. Thanks for sharing!

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  14. That scenes makes me smile--it's really sweet. :)

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  15. You 56 made me sigh! :-) Please check out mine...http://lisaksbookthoughts.blogspot.com/

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  16. It makes me wonder because those of us who haven't read it or know anything about it don't know the background or the relationship between the characters. It hints at an element of surprise and I wonder why Clyde is surprised at the handmade gift. And now I'm interested!

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  17. What a great cover. The book looks awesome. I loved the sentences you shared. :)
    ~Jess

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  18. Okay, I've never done this before. Not sure why. Probably because the books I read don't have 56 pages (The Little Pigs only has 16). I grabbed the one and only book from beside my bed, "The 100-Year-Old Man who climbed out the window and disappeared" and turned to Page 56. Note that I haven't started the book so I hope that I don't ruin it...

    Ten minutes later, Chief Inspector Aronsson arrives at Aker. By following the railway tracks, he discovered an old inspection trolley behind the factory. But the trolley provided no obvious clues.

    I read a few paragraphs ahead and it's got my attention.

    Anyone read this book? If not, think you want to read it now?

    Besos Sarah.

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  19. Your "56" is intriguing, Freda! I hope you're enjoying this book. The cover's lovely.

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  20. Personalized, home-made gifts are always the best.

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  21. I've been seeing her books everywhere now.

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