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Thursday, March 26, 2015

Friday Quotes: March 27

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. This is the book I'm reading right now:

Book Title: All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

Book Beginnings:
Is today a good day to die? This is something I ask myself in the morning when i wake up. In third period when I'm trying to keep my eyes open while Mr. Schroeder drones on and on. At the supper table as I'm passing the green beans. At night when I'm lying awake because my brain won't shut off...
Friday 56: 
On March 23, 1950, Italian poet Cesare Pavese wrote: Love is truly the great manifesto; the urge to be, to count for something, and, if death must come, to die valiantly, with acclamation---in short, to remain a memory. Five months later, he walked into a newspaper office and chose his obituary photograph from a photo archive. He checked himself into a hotel, and days later an employee found him stretched out on the bed, dead.
My comments: This is the first YA book I have read in a long time that has really caught my attention. I actually want to carve out time to read it and can stay awake long enough once I get in bed at night that I can read several chapters, not just a page or two, before lights out. The topic: teen suicide. The quote from both pages are quite disturbing and show the frame of the mind of the teenager who is obsessed with suicide.


  1. I've had my eyes on this for quite a while now. Very eye catching opener!

  2. A thought provoking opening, thanks for sharing.

    Here's my meme for this week - Here is the link for this week@s meme, Best Friends…Forever? (Landry’s True Colors Series).

  3. Oh wow... that's all I can say. I'm almost speechless. It sounds like such a tragic and thought provoking book and I really want to read it now..

    My BB and 56: http://myexpandingbookshelf.blogspot.com/2015/03/book-beginnings-and-friday-56-27-march.html

  4. You have made me very curious and that is a good thing. I love finding authors and books that are new to me.

    sherry @ fundinmentalFriday Memes

  5. I used this guy's name in my Wondrous Word meme last Wednesday

  6. I have heard good things about this one...I would have to be in the right frame of mind, though. Thanks for sharing, and here's mine: “THE ONE THAT GOT AWAY”

  7. The book's beginning and your 56 excerpt intrigue me, but I'm guessing this would be a difficult story to read. I'll add it to my TBR list to read when I'm in the right mood.
    My Friday post features GRACIANNA.

  8. These passages are intriguing, but a little depressing for me.
    Here's my post: http://ebogie.blogspot.com

  9. I'm intrigued by that powerful 56.
    Happy weekend!

  10. Been a long time since I read a YA. They sure weren't this intense! Please check out my Beginnings and 56 http://lisaksbookthoughts.blogspot.com/

  11. Those are dark and depressing. But the book sounds like it's got a really powerful story. I'll have to check it out sometime.
    My F56: http://onceuntold.blogspot.com/2015/03/the-friday-56-dead-of-winter.html
    New follower.

  12. Those passages you shared are intriguing, and very powerful. Thanks. I was thinking of reading this just because everyone is pretty much reading it. I love honest books.

    1. I don't know how honest it is or just sad and disturbing. I'm not quite at the ending so I will see.

  13. Wow. This is much deeper than I thought from the cover. Thanks for sharing the insight!
    My 56 - http://fuonlyknew.com/2015/03/27/the-friday-56-55-retaliation-by-imogen-rose/


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