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Thursday, May 29, 2014

Friday memes, May 29

Book Beginnings on Friday is hosted by Rose City Reader. The Friday 56 is hosted at Freda's Voice. Check out the links for the rules and for the posts of the participants each week. Participants don't select their favorite, coolest or most intellectual books. They use the one they are currently reading.

Book: The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin

Book Beginnings:
On the ferry from Hyannis to Alice Island Amelia Loman paints her nails yellow and, while waiting for them to dry, skims her predecessors notes. 'Island Books, approximately $350,000 per annum in sales, the better portion of that in the summer months to folks on holiday.'
Friday 56: 
Ismay had chosen a college because she liked the pictures in the brochure, had married a man because he looked splendid in a tuxedo, and started teaching because she'd seen a movie about an inspirational teacher. 'Poor Ismay,' Nic had said. 'She always ends up disappointed.'
My thoughts:
I'm a sucker for books about books, though not funny the book seems quirky. I am also a fan of quirky books. I have high hopes for this one. I am currently listening to this book, on 2nd of 7 CDs.


  1. Sounds interesting...I always like quirky movies but my husband isn't so find of them. Ten minutes into an independent film, he'll say, "Did this say quirky in the description?"

    Happy Friday, friend!

    Sorry I didn't stop by earlier this week - I've been wrapped up in Armchair BEA plus a super busy week at home!


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  2. Oh, and I mentioned your blog as one of my favorites in one of my BEA posts this week!



  3. I so want to read this one. I've seen it everywhere during ABEA. I'm in major love right now... lol

  4. Hope you continue to enjoy listening to it! It sounds really good, I love books about books too.

  5. I feel sorry for Ismay. I especially liked the Friday 56.

  6. This is the book up next for me and I'm really looking forward to it! Hope you're enjoying it and thanks for sharing. Books about books get me every time!

  7. Ismay sounds like a dreamer.

  8. Ismay does have a lot to learn about making choices, doesn't she? I can empathize, however. Thanks for sharing...and here's mine: “THE APPETITES OF GIRLS”

  9. Wonderful beginning and great 56!! I love the cover too. Happy reading!

    Here is my Friday 56 post!!


    Here is my Book Beginning post!!

  10. Oh - great excerpt - makes me want to read and find out if Ismay finds any satisfaction....

  11. The snippets make it sound very charming! Thanks for sharing the beginning on BBOF!

  12. And I just started following you on twitter and google+ and Liked your page on facebook! Here's my Rose City Reader facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/RoseCityReader


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