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The Friday 56 (With Book Beginnings & Instagram 56)

Welcome to Week 239!


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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Page 156

 "Well?" Nicolo said at last. "What's going on? You can't be involved in this, if it's even happening. You haven't had any grades yet."


A photo posted by Freda Mans (@fredasphotos) on
                                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

1st paragraph was shared for Teaser Tuesday.
This is the beginning of chapter 8.

Nicolo arrived ten minutes early for his first psychology class. The availability of university courses in the distant northern suburb where Nicolo's family lived was a phenomenon of recent years. Over the past decade, in a bid for new sources of revenue, although not without misgivings, the city universities had begun to cast off some of their former aura of exclusivity and to engage in experiments at delivering "modules" of learning, like educational spores, beyond the borders of their historic campuses, first in carefully selected downtown locations, and then, confronted with growing competition from community colleges and institutions, many of which were offering all kinds of alternatives to students--courses by correspondence, classes on the Internet, movable classrooms in portable trailers--in parts of the city that some university faculty had never visited, except, perhaps, when the drove along one of the highways on their way to their northern cottages. Nicolo walked over from his parents' house, allowing himself extra time in case he was waylaid by a neighbor and also in order to see whether the pleasure of walking to school was recoverable after a gap of several years--it was, but with some self-consciousness. He felt overgrown and not entirely sure of himself, returning as an adult to a formal classroom with its neat rows of desks. He was carrying his textbook and a new silver-grey laptop, which was thinner and lighter than the textbook, in a spots bag slung over his shoulder.

Yes, that is one paragraph... omg.










**No compensation was received for posting. Compensation will be earned if purchases are made from the links within. This is a meme post. 

Comments

  1. Advice for Italian Boys sounds like an excellent book. I like the description in the Book Beginnings paragraph, and the Page 56 excerpt made me wonder if the character became a doctor.

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  2. The cover and the title were enough to draw me in.

    My Friday Quotes

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  3. Sounds like it might be a good one! Enjoy!

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  4. That was one hell of an opening paragraph! I love the description of how the university spreads itself through the city and how Nicolo makes his way to university! Thanks for sharing :) I hope you have a great weekend!
    My Friday post
    Juli @ Universe in Words

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  5. I like the writing. That was a long paragraph but I didn't get lost while reading it.
    Have a lovely weekend, Freda!

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  6. I'm curious to know where this story is going. My Friday memes this week come from What Angels Fear by C. S. Harris which has been on my TBR mountain for years. Happy reading!

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  7. Hmm. Has me a bit curious.

    sherry @ fundinmental Friday Memes

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  8. Interesting! I love the beginning. It definitely paints a picture of Nicolo and I can sympathize with him feeling a bit overgrown. The 56 is intriguing. I'm curious about exactly what's going on. It sounds like a grade scandal of some kind.

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  9. I love everything about this one. I think I might want to read it!

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  10. I like the cover and it sounds very intriguing.
    Thanks for sharing!
    Amanda

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