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The #Friday56 & #Instagram56

Welcome to week 563!


*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.

Read my review.

From Page 56:

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

About a year ago, after an online cooking demonstration, a friend of 
a friend reached out to me about a difficult situation. At sixty years old,
she had finally met a man who, she said, was the love of her life and then
he was diagnosed with neck and throat cancer. It had just happened. and they were gearing up to fight it. She asked if I could connect them to my former
husband, Edward Van Halen, so they could get the latest and best information
on where to go and whom to see for treatment. Ed knew quite a bit about this particular type of cancer from his own long battle wih the disease.

Q:  Do you have any bookish posters or artwork on your walls?
A: No. But I have them tattoed on me, so does that count?! They're on the walls of Freda.
I have two Maya Angelou tattoos.

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  1. Oh, I love Valerie Bertinelli! The book looks so good.

  2. I always loved Valerie Bertinelli. I should check this book out.

  3. I love your tattoos! I hadn't even though about those, so I just updated my own post xD The quotes are really intriguing, the beginning was definitely a little heart-breaking! Thanks for hosting and I hope you have a lovely weekend :)
    Juli @ A Universe in Words

  4. I grew up watching Valerie Bertinelli and she will always have a special place in my heart.

    I love your tattoos! Maya Angelou was such an amazing woman and her legacy live on.

    I hope you have a great weekend! Thank you for hosting!

  5. VB looks great! Seeing her face on the cover brings back memories of childhood tv!

  6. Isn't Valerie B. lovely? I bet the book is too. I had a quote on the wall of my library. "I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library."

  7. Love your tattoos! I've been thinking about getting a literary tattoo but I am too chicken to get one.

    1. Thank you! I hope if you do get one that you share with us!

  8. Sounds like a good memoir. Got me curious :-)


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