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The Friday 56 (With Book Beginnings & Instagram 56)

Welcome to Week 229!

We have a new way to participate! See below!


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.



Or join The Friday 56 on Instagram!

Rules:
* Grab a book and find a creative way to showcase your 56.
It can be a photo of the book and the 56 in comments, or whatever you come up with.
Make sure to use the hashtag #Friday56
*Add your Instagram url to the Linky.
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The next morning while Kincaid and I were having coffee, Alysee walked into the kitchen. "Good morning, Alysee," I said, "How did you sleep?"
"I slept like the dead," she replied. "I was more tired than I realized. That bus ride wore me out."

ONLY FRIDAY 56 PARTICIPANTS MAY USE THE LINKY.

Book Beginnings leave your links in the comments if you didn't join in the Friday 56.
Book Beginnings

My Stubborn Southern mind was made up. At the ripe old age of twenty-two, I was to become an old maid. Given the fact, I determined it was judicious of me to further my education, so I had taken the graduate exam and applied to the University of Georgia for a master's degree in education. Since the school was incidental to my momentous decision to enter the world of spinsterhood, the University of Georgia was selected based on the sole criterion of a college sorority sister who needed a roommate. This pivotal U-turn in my life was the indirect result of my college boyfriend of three years--the man I was to marry, settle down with in a cottage by the sea, and live with happily ever after--unceremoniously breaking up with me exactly twenty-four hours before my college graduation.











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Comments

  1. I love the cover art on this one, and southern fiction is always fun. Saving it to my TBR.

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  2. Does this one take place in a different era? The cover looks like the 50's.

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  3. Sounds like a good one! Happy Friday!

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  4. It sounds utterly enthralling, and full of themes surrounding women's lib. Have a fabulous weekend Freda :)

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  5. I haven't heard about this one but it sounds good. Nice cover too.

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  6. Awh, there's nothing like a good night's sleep! Great cover art and post!

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  7. Love the excerpt and the cover! That cover reminds me of moments from my past.

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  8. This sounds interesting! I love the tone of the beginning and the 56 makes me very curious about what is going on. Thanks for sharing!

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  9. hah! I guessed a Southern setting just from the cover. :D I'm curious about what is happening after reading the snippets. Enjoy!

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  10. Hmm, wondering what about the bus ride was so tiring! Great choice!

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  11. Takes place in the south. Now I'm curious:) Have a lovely weekend, Freda and thanks for hosting!

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  12. I'm wondering where the bus was going, where it was coming from. This sounds interesting.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Amanda

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  13. I know how that feels! Long bus rides can really tire you out, esp. when the roads are bad!

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  14. Ohh great pick I never heard about this book yet but it looks and sounds really interesting and quite intriguing. Thank you for stopping my blog and have a great weekend! :)

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  15. Haven't heard of this one, but love that she thinks she's going to be a spinster at twenty-two!

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  16. Nice 56, I wonder what it was about the bus ride that wore her out.

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