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Welcome to week 518!

Our memeversary is coming up in 2 weeks! It's been almost 10 years since I took over this meme! I have something special for you all!


*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 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.

Q:   How have books changed you the most?
A: This feels like a loaded question, almost like asking what your favorite song is, or your favorite color. Books can do many things to you. They can effect you in different ways. I have read books that made me want to be a better person. Fight for equality. Even reach out to family. It has also made me angry. I've had moments of trying not to burn one book in particular that was just a man's account of a stripper taking him for a run. Some just take you away to a place you would have not otherwise gone. Without books, and having them in my life consistantly, I'd probably not be as cultured and open-minded as I am. 

**This is a book meme post. Compensation may be earned from the link within. Opinions are owned by Freda's Voice.


  1. I love the look and sound of this one! Thanks for sharing.

  2. This sounds like a great book. Have a great weekend!

  3. I read this book several years when it was on a list Cybils finalists. Unfortunately I didn't review it and I barely remember its contents. I often think that books like this are uneven. Some of the stories are so well written and thoughtful while others just aren't at the same level. Let me know if that is the case or not. My books this week is APPLE

    1. I think that goes for any anthology... you take the good with the not-so-good. :-)

  4. I've read historical fiction about immigrants to America, but nothing current. This book certainly tempts me to read it.

  5. Looks like a perfect pick for Women's History Month!

  6. Our Stories, Our Voices sounds like a must read collection. I think books and stories like that are so important to hear (and read). I am adding it to my wish list.

    I wasn't sure how to answer this week's BBHOP question either. I think you captured it very well though. I agree wholeheartedly!

    Have a great weekend! Thank you for hosting. :-)

  7. definitely fits the times. thanks for sharing
    sherry @ fundinmental

  8. Thanks for sharing, this sounds like a good book.

  9. This sounds like an important one for Women's History Month.


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