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Welcome to week 475!


*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.

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: Do the star ratings a book receives on Goodreads or retail sites affect whether you buy the book or not?
A: Sometimes. It really depends on the book. So if it's a favorite author, I could care less. If it's a new author I usually peruse the reviews to see how people feel first. I still may read it, I'm a firm believer in to each his own, but I have a curiosity then.

**This is a weekly book meme. Compensation may be earned from the link within.


  1. I keep meaning to read this series. I have the first book.

    I do look at a book's star ratings but I also read the reviews.

  2. I like the man's description from page 56 - really enticing :)
    I agree with you, it really depends on the book. When I pick up something by an author I usually enjoy, I'm going to read the book even f the ratings are low. However, if I've never heard of the book or the author before, I'll take a look to see what other readers thought.

  3. I've been wanting to read this series. It looks so good. Have a great weekend!

  4. I've never heard of this series, sounds interesting.

    Also, I fixed my post. I can't believe I forgot to share the excerpts(again).
    Marie @ Pages to Explore

  5. What a fun play on the words from the short story by Flannery O'Connor, "A Good Man is Hard to Find."

  6. Among other factors Goodreads star ratings sometimes influence my decision whether to read a book or not.

  7. I'd read this book based on the title alone, lol.

  8. Hi Freda,
    Sounds mysterious and thanks for sharing this new author
    with us. Have a great day!

  9. I'm with Catherine. I would read the book based on the title alone. I hope it is a good one.

    If I am really interested in a book, I want to read it regardless of what others may say. I am much more picky about the books I buy. I tend to really only pay attention to ratings when I am on the fence about a book I am considering buying or if I am buying a book I haven't read as a gift for someone else.

    I hope you have a good weekend. Stay safe and well.

  10. That is a great opening sentence! Thank you for adding my link.

  11. Thanks for answering my question, Freda. ;-)
    Star ratings do play a part in my decision whether to buy a book or not, especially if I'm on the fence or it's a gift for someone, but it's more about the reviews, thoughts and comments for me too. 💜😊
    I hope you enjoy the rest of your week, stay safe and healthy.
    Here's my BBH Post
    Flora x

  12. I like the title of this one! It sounds really interesting. That opening really grabs your attention, too (or maybe it's just me, because yay assassins! lol).


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