Skip to main content

The #Friday56 & #Instagram56

Welcome to week 526!


*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:  What are some common tropes you've seen in a genre you like to read? Are there any books that you've read that reverse or change those tropes?
A: First of all, I had to look up what the heck a trope is and do I have any? To be fair, I'm still baffled. I like irony, so yeah, I imagine I have tropes. Do not even expect me to list what they could possible be.

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


  1. For the life of me, I cannot read that license plate to figure out what the title of the book is! It doesn't matter because I don't read horror books, but I am curious. And the Maker's Mark line is funny. Don't tell anyone, but I sometimes have similar thoughts when planning for a weekend with the grandkids.

  2. i keep thinking that tropes are things like triangulated love or teenagers with alcoholic parents having troubles at school. Maybe I'm wrong. My book this week is Saving My Enemy

  3. I am okay with tropes, but I'm not sure what the title of your book is :-) is a great place to learn about tropes and they have lists for different genres. It's great for a laugh.

  4. I never read Joe Hill's books, but that does sound like a good one. Have a great weekend!

  5. Love the beginning lines. Makes you want to know more.

  6. You know ... I've seen this book around and I only JUST got what the title means. I feel stupid. xD I've heard good things about Joe Hill, and I really want to check out his work. This one sounds interesting!

  7. Joe Hill is too scary for me, but I hope you enjoy it!

  8. I really enjoyed The Heart-Shaped Box but haven't read anything else yet by Joe Hill. I hope you are enjoying it!

    I didn't participate in this week's BBHOP because I wasn't sure I could come up with a satisfying (to me) answer. LOL I take tropes to mean commonly used plot devices. I think most genre fiction uses tropes in one way or another. I am sure there are way more than I know about--including ones I have come across but didn't recognize.

    I hope you have a great weekend, Freda!

  9. I love that Joe Hill sometimes writes with his father--Stephen King.


Post a Comment

Comments are for Google Users Only due to spam comments. Thank you for taking the time to leave your opinions and comments.

Popular posts from this blog

Scooby Doo: The Sword And The Scoob

AVAILABLE ON DIGITAL NOW AND DVD MARCH 23! RATED F 72 minutes AMAZON An evil sorceress transports the gang back to the age chivalrous knights, spell-casting wizards, and fire-breathing dragons. While there, Shaggy unwittingly pulls out Excalibur from a nearby stone to cut a block of cheese and now no one is sure who the rightful ruler is. The legendary wizard, Merlin, appears and explains that the throne of Camelot must be determined through TRIAL BY COMBAT. Our heroes pull out all the stops to try and win the tournament, break the witch's hold on King Arthur, and find a way back to the present in this legendary story of Scooby Doo in King Arthur's Court. REVIEW: It was weird starting off with a He-Man lookalike, Thunder the Barabarian), until I realized a character from the film was watching the cartoon in the airplane. Still, it was kind of cool to reminice about two cartoons from my childhood. So many great actors bring the film to life! What a fun story it was too! Although

Cover Reveal: Red by Cambria Hebert

Cambria Hebert is an award winning, bestselling novelist of more than twenty books. She went to college for a bachelor’s degree, couldn’t pick a major, and ended up with a degree in cosmetology. So rest assured her characters will always have good hair.  Besides writing, Cambria loves a caramel latte, staying up late, sleeping in, and watching movies. She considers math human torture and has an irrational fear of chickens (yes, chickens). You can often find her running on the treadmill (she’d rather be eating a donut), painting her toenails (because she bites her fingernails), or walking her chorkie (the real boss of the house).  Cambria has written within the young adult and new adult genres, penning many paranormal and contemporary titles. Her favorite genre to read and write is romantic suspense. A few of her most recognized titles are: The Hashtag Series, Text, Torch, and Tattoo. Cambria Hebert owns and operates Cambria Hebert Books, LLC. You can find out more about Cambria and her

#19: Cinder - Marissa Meyer

Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, a ruthless lunar people watch, waiting to make their move. No one knows that Earth’s fate hinges on one girl. . . .  Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg. She’s a second-class citizen with a mysterious past, reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister’s illness. But when her life becomes intertwined with the handsome Prince Kai’s, she suddenly finds herself at the center of an intergalactic struggle, and a forbidden attraction. Caught between duty and freedom, loyalty and betrayal, she must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect her world’s future. KINDLE:  448 KB Print Length:  400 pages Publisher:  Feiwel & Friends (January 3, 2012) ASIN:  B005KJJ4F8 AMAZON US   |   AMAZON CA AUTHOR BIO: Marissa Meyer was born and raised in Tacoma, Washington, home of Almond Roca and Stadium High School, which was made famous when Heath