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Welcome to week 464!


*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!

Please say a prayer for my mom. She had lung cancer surgery today.

Check out this read on Amazon.
Read my review.

Here is my snippet from page 56...

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

Q: What were some of the most memorable books you read as a child? What made them memorable?
A: Starting from a small child I was reading The Little Golden Books. Then it flourished into more mature reading with The Hardy Boys, Nancy Drew, The Bobsey Twins... Oh how I loved sleuthing! Then I started stealing my moms Stephen Kings' at a bout 13, and devoured them. My mom didn't know until after I'd read them, and since I didn't have nightmares or anything she was okay with it. Boy, am I glad she let me continue as it kept my love for reading, especially mystery and horror, alive. Thanks, Mom!!

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  1. Oh, best wishes for your mom! I hope everything goes smoothly.

    I also enjoyed the Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew and still love reading mysteries.

  2. Sending healing vibes your mom's way. Will be keeping her and you in my thoughts this weekend.

  3. I hope your mom's surgery went well - my best wishes for her recovery.

    What a tragic book! I see from your review that it came across as rather a boring story.

    1. Thank you.
      Not such a boring story, it was more in the manner it was told.

  4. True crime stories are usually bone chilling! I am intrigued to learn more about this one. I hope that you enjoy reading it. :)

  5. I love the starkness of the cover. I'd love for you and your readers to check out mine!

  6. Prayers to your mom. I hope she is doing well.

  7. Best wishes to your mother. I hope she is doing okay.

  8. I remember Little Golden Books well. They were my favorites as a child.

    I truly hope your mom's surgery went well today.

  9. I will prya for your mom. What is her first name? Such a serious disease but advances in medicine have come a long way the past few years. Blessings on you and yours today. My quotes from Ordinary Hazards

  10. I hope you mum makes a speedy recovery. {hugs}
    I can't remember what books I liked during those pre school years but Enid Blyton fantasy was my starter-for-ten ;-) (both being read to me and reading myself) and like you, I did dip my toes into horror but it was during my teen/adolescent years for me.
    I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend, Freda. Here's my BBH Post
    Flora x

  11. I hope your mum's surgery went well!
    I think the book I remember most strongly from when I was a kid was a book called Both Sides of Time by Caroline B. Cooney... It would be in the YA category, I think nowadays. I mark it as the beginning of my romance reading ways!

  12. Praying your mom is healing quickly. I'll add her to the prayer list.

    1. Thank you, she went home today and is doing better than expected!


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