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Friday, August 8, 2014

Friday Memes...August 8

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 just use the one they are currently reading. I'm reading:

Book: The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion by Fannie Flagg

Book Beginning:
Pulaski, Wisconsin, June 28, 2010. 'A few years ago, if someone had told me that I would be at this reunion today, I wouldn't have believed them in a million years...And yet, here I am!'---Mrs. Earle Poole, Jr.
Friday 56:
Who would name their child Ginger? We had a golden retriever named Ginger.
The Book Beginning quote comes from the epigram at the beginning of the book but it isn't from someone famous. It is by the main character in the book. Flagg is so clever. Page 56 is actually right at the point in the story when the plot unfolds so my quote is a little obtuse so as to not give anything away.


  1. I loved this book! Hope you are enjoying it. Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

  2. I actually had a conversation about the name Ginger the other day, so it's funny to see it pop up in your post! I was wondering about the beginning because I didn't recognize the name but then it made sense! I hadn't heard of this book or author and I don't know whether it's for me but it does sound like a lot of fun! Thanks for sharing :) I hope you have a great weekend!
    My Friday post
    Juli @ Universe in Words

  3. I've heard so many good things about this book. I really need to add it to my list.

  4. I love Fannie Flag. An all-girl filling station sounds fun.

    I don't like reunions either...especially high school ones. :)

    Thanks for sharing, and enjoy this book. It sounds good.

    Silver's Reviews
    My Book Beginnings

  5. I have never read any Fannie Flag and I have been told my many people that I should! I kind of like the name Ginger. It reminds me of Ginger Rogers who I loved when I was in a classic movie kick back in college. The excerpts sound great!

  6. Sounds like a great book! I actually like the name Ginger, but I have not personally meant anyone with the name. I might have to read this one.

    My Friday 56

  7. Had to laugh at the 56... I agree a little too is why I laughed. Oops. :-)

    Happy weekend!

  8. I still think Ginger is a good name.

  9. LOL Ginger is a name I mostly associate with dogs or horses but I've heard of a few people with it. I read one Fannie Flagg book and it didn't wow me but maybe I should try again. I like the snippets.


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