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The #Friday56 & #Instagram56 10th #Memeversary!

Welcome to week 520!

It's our 10th memeversary! 🎉
To celebrate I will have a giveaway at the end for a $10 Amazon GC. It's for participants only! You guys are the best and I thank you for all your posts! Being the original Friday book meme, I've seen a lot of books over the years. Added a lot to my ever expanding wish list. More importantly, made bookish friends! I appreciate each and every one of you! So happy memeversary to you!


*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. If you don't link up, we may not know to visit.

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

Happy memeversary weekend to you all!

Check out this read on Amazon.

Here is my 56...

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

Taylor Reid's phone flashed as she snapped the selfie with her two friends, their heads touching and their backs to the stage. 

Q:   What books have you read/reviewed that you think are hidden gems, although they haven't found a big audience so far?
A: For me a big one is The Singer's Gun by Emily St. John Mandel. So it was the first book I read by her. Then that Station Eleven came out and being as floored as I was by the first, I need that one too. I am starting to think I am the only person on Earth that thought it was just okay. I gave it 3 out of 5 stars and honestly that was being generous. I was really feeling a 2.5 but didn't want to get chewed out online by book bullies. YEAH YOU EXIST!!! Anyway, I tell every one who raves about Station Eleven to read The Singer's Gun. I'm not sure if they will love it more but maybe. I just want to hear about this book more from someone other than myself. It's freaking worth it!





Open to anyone who can accept an Amazon US or CA gift card.

**Freda's Voice is responsible for the giveaway. This post is part of a weekly book meme. Compensation may be earned from the link within.


  1. Happy memeversary! Ten years is a long time to host Friday 56. Congratulations! We should be giving YOU gifts!

  2. Congratulations on your 10th memeversary! Always gives me something to look forward to at the end of the week.

  3. The Singer's Gun? I haven't heard of that tile before. I like the author. <a href=">My books this week is HAMNET</a>

  4. The dog's name is Dude. That got a laugh out of me. Also Happy Memeversary!

  5. Happy Memeversary! Thank you so much for keeping this meme going all these years. It's one of my favorites! Have a great weekend!

  6. The Friday 56 - There are way too many online bullies, especially in the reading community. I try to be generous and honest with my reviews.

    BBH - I've read a couple of books by Terri Blackstock, but this is the first time I'm learning about this one. It looks like a good read.

  7. Congratulations on the 10th memeversary! That's a really long time to keep a meme going, so, as always, thank you for continuing to host it :) Also, love me a dog called Dude, that's just a prime dog name! I hope you have a lovely weekend!
    Juli @ A Universe in Words

  8. Thanks for hosting the Friday 56 - I look forward to it every Friday! And congratulations on the 10th memeversary! (I have entered the giveaway - I'm in the UK)

  9. Terri Blackstock is also one of my favourite authors! Looking forward to this one.

  10. Congratulations on your 10th anniversary of this meme! What an accomplishment!

  11. Sounds like a good weekend read...enjoy and happy memeversary. I like participating in it!

  12. Happy, happy meme anniversary! I don't think I've read The Singer's Gun but I'm going to add it to my reading list now!

  13. I totally spaced on doing mine this week, I woke up this morning thinking it was Saturday. Then I was *way* too tired to put one together after I realized my error.

    Congratulations on 10 years!

  14. Congrats on ten years of this meme!


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