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Welcome to week 439!


RULES:

*Grab a book, any book.

*Turn to Page 56 or 56% on your ereader.
If you have to improvise, that is okay.

*Find a snippet, short and sweet.

*Post it, and add the url to your post in the Linky below.

Also join in the fun on Instagram using the hashtags #Instagram56 #Friday56

Happy weekend to you all!

Check out this read on Amazon.



Here is my snippet from page 56...








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Q: Do you read historical fiction?
A: I do, but am picky with it. It has to be a subject I connect to like a mystery. Vampires and such do not attract me in historical books, and honestly, neither do romance. I can't enjoy reading about a heaving bosom. đŸ€·













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Comments

  1. I wonder what the unforgivable thing the sibling said to her. What a long, run-on sentence. Ha! My Friday Quotes

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  2. I've never heard of Quichotte before, but it looks like an interesting story.

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  3. i LOVE the sound of this one. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. I have been wanting to read Salman Rushdie for some time now. I know some of his books are a bit controversial, which only adds to the appeal. I really like the excerpts you shared, I will have to check this one out! Are you enjoying it?

    I was so excited to get my Friday56 up that I completely forgot about the BBHOP question! I love historical fiction, especially if the book is set in and around the World Wars. Victorian historical mysteries are probably among my favorite though. I do enjoy historical romance from time to time.

    I hope you have a great weekend, Freda! Thanks again for hosting!

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    1. This is the most unique piece of literature I have ever read.... I will have to let you know at the end if I 'enjoy' it. :-)

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  5. I managed a bookstore when this author's book, Satanic Verses came out. Bookstores were being threatened if they sold it. I was told if I sold it, something awful would happen to me. They were bombing stores to keep the book off the shelves. Sorry, nothing to so with your book, but I think of it every time I hear his name. I'd love for you and your readers to check out mine. https://lisaksbookthoughts.blogspot.com/2019/08/its-cozy-food-friday-that-means-its.html

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    1. I believe that is why this book appealed to me. Knowing how controversial he is, I wanted to know why, having not read anything previously.

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  6. Ohh what was the unforgivable thing?? This sounds so relateable!

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  7. Even the cover and title intrigue me. Good choice. I didn't play this week but still wanted to stop in. Have a lovely weekend, Freda!

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  8. I've struggled with other Salman Rushdie novels. I hope this one is good!

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  9. it's been a while since i've done a 56. mr wonderful goes on 4 days 10 hours a day for the summer. he will be back to his normal 5 day a week schedule soon, so i hope to be back to joining in. i have a rushdie book. his name came to my attention many years ago with his controversial book, satanic verses, that caused him to have a death threat against him. i'm interested.
    sherry @ fundinmental

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  10. Hope you enjoy your new read! I have read Rushdie before, but his style doesn't do much for me--I'm not really a fan.

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  11. On the book blog hop - I enjoy reading historical fiction, particularly those centered around slavery and civil rights. For example, Kindred (Octavia Butler) and The Kitchen House (Kathleen Grissom).

    On Friday 56 - The cover is intriguing and the quote makes me to find out more.

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  12. I just started laughing in the best way to your explanation re: historical fiction and what doesn't work for you within the genre. " I can't enjoy reading about a heaving bosom." I AM 100% WITH YOU. It just doesn't work. It makes me want to eject myself from the planet for a few moments. (Okay, that was dramatic, but also kind of true?)

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