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The Friday 56 (With Instagram 56 & Book Beginnings)

Welcome to Week 301!

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.
AMAZON
PAGE 56



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









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

Comments

  1. This sounds like a delightful book! The opening makes me want to keep reading to find out his heart's desire.
    I haven't participated in The Friday 56 lately, and I'm glad to be back. Thank you for hosting.

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  2. I've had Stardust on my to read list ever since the film came out years ago! I even started it last year but somehow got distracted! Thanks for inspiring me to get back to it :D I also finally have wifi so I've returned from my 2 month hiatus, straight back to this amazing Friday meme! Thanks for sharing :) I hope you have a great week!
    My Friday Post
    Juli @ Universe in Words

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  3. Epic is the right word for Neil Gaiman. This book looks wonderful, thanks for sharing!

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  4. I need to pick a copy of this book - this sounds like something I would enjoy reading. Great choice!

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  5. I love the movie, so maybe I should read the book?

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  6. Great 56! I hope to start this series after the first of the year. Right now my son and I are working our way through his graphic novel series, Sandman. Have a fabulous weekend, Freda:)

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  7. I've only seen the movie for this one. Eventually, I do want to go back and read the book. Thanks for mentioning it. :-)

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  8. Sounds interesting, not read this author so hope you are enjoying it.

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  9. I love Neil Gaiman's stuff. This one definitely looks fun. I look forward to your review! Enjoy!

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  10. I never read anything by this author but I've heard many good things.

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  11. Nice beginning and 56. I have tried many times to read this author but have never successfully finished a book. I'm glad you are enjoying it.

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  12. I love the sound of Stardust! If I were to read something by this author, this one would be my first choice. Thanks!

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  13. Looks cute. Nice teases.
    sherry @ fundinmental Friday Memes

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  14. I LOVE Neil Gaiman! Stardust sounds amazing; I'll have to pick it up soon!

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  15. This sounds like a fun read. And I haven't told you before, but I love the way you display your BBs and 56s. :-)

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    1. Thanks, Lisa.
      You re-added your link. I'm so glad.
      It was a Facebook link, so I deleted it before I went to work. Was going to add you now but noticed you got to it before me. :-)
      I'll be visiting later tonight when my shift is over.

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  16. Really like the illustration on the first page.

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  17. I love Stardust! What a great choice :)

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