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Thursday, May 14, 2015

Friday Quotes, May 15

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: The Good Luck of Right Now by Matthew Quick

Book Beginnings
Dear Richard Gere,       In mom's underwear drawer--- as I was separating her"personal" clothes from the "lightly used" articles I could donate to the local thrift shop--- I found a letter you wrote.
Friday 56:
      "You've spent the first forty years of your life taking care of your mother. You've been on your own for two months before a man much older than you moves into your home. Don't you see a pattern developing?"      I had no idea what she was talking about, which made me feel like a Neanderthal. I'm sure you, Richard Gere, know exactly what she means and probably saw the problem two or three letters ago.
My comments: Bartholomew's mother dies. Afterwards he finds a letter, a form letter, in his mother's things. From that moment forward he starts writing letters to the movie star recounting his thoughts and feelings.

I just finished another Matthew Quick book yesterday, Silver Linings Playbook. I've read two YA books by this author, also. I like his writing style and his complex, sympathetic characters.


  1. This all leaves me wondering how Richard Gere was feeling about all the letters. I'd love for you to check out mine ... http://lisaksbookthoughts.blogspot.com/

  2. Oh, this sounds really intriguing...and then to find that the author wrote Silver Linings Playbook, I am in. I haven't read SLP, but loved the movie.

    Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

  3. I haven't read anything by this author (although I loved the SLP movie)...now I want to!

    My Friday post: http://www.bookclublibrarian.com/2015/05/friday-focus-friday-56-book-beginnings_15.html

  4. I enjoy books that are told through letters or diary entries, and this sounds like a good one. I'm intrigued.
    Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment.
    Sandy @ TEXAS TWANG

  5. The beginning sucks me in. Luv Richard Gere.

  6. I really enjoyed Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock and I liked the movie adaptation of Silver Linings Playbook - enough that I'm considering it too. I hope you like this one!

  7. I just grabbed this! Sounded so fun and now you've got me pumped it to start it!

    My 56 - http://fuonlyknew.com/2015/05/15/the-friday-56-61-jill-kismet-the-complete-series/

  8. I love how Richard Gere is involved in the story! That lured me in!
    Happy weekend!

  9. Sounds like an interesting read. Enjoy!


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