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Thursday, May 28, 2015

Friday Quotes, 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 just use the one they are currently reading. This is the book I'm reading right now: 

Book Title: The Game of Love and Death by Martha Brockenbrough

Book Beginning:
The figure in the fine gray suit materialized in the nursery and stood over the sleeping infant, inhaling the sweet, milky night air.
Friday 56:
His was the exhaustion built of nights listening to jazz music and dreaming of Flora. He'd been every night for weeks. He still hadn't worked up the nerve to speak to her again.
My thoughts: Set in Seattle in the 1930s, Henry (the baby in the first line) and Flora were destined to meet, seemingly pawns in a game between Love and Death.  But since I've only read three chapters I am not sure if I have the story all sorted out yet. Everyone is talking about this book with its fabulous reviews and I look forward to digging in.


  1. Sounds intriguing, I hope you enjoy it.
    Happy weekend!

  2. Hope you enjoy it Anne, have a great weekend.

    Check out my quotes: http://www.thereadinghead.com/friday-56-meets-book-beginnings-3/

  3. I've had my eyes on this one - I hope you like it!

    Check out my Friday 56 (With Book Beginnings).

  4. Definitely sounds intriguing though a little confusing. I'll have to keep an eye out for this one.

  5. I hope you enjoy the book. This week I am spotlighting Prudence by Gail Carriger. Happy reading!

  6. I am definitely curious, and I love anything set in Seattle. Thanks for sharing...and here's mine: “CRASH & BURN”

  7. I can't decide whether the beginning is scary or sweet... I love the sound of the F56 though, it's utterly beautiful! The cover is great as well, very intriguing! Thanks for sharing :) I hope you have  great weekend!
    My Friday Meme
    Juli @ Universe in Words

  8. I'm glad you gave us a little background. From the beginning and the title I was afraid Death had come for Henry.
    Here's My Post

  9. I'm intrigued to read more.
    Happy weekend!

  10. Several friends have told me I must read this. So I grabbed it. Looking forward to what you think of it. Don't you love that cover art!

    My 56 - http://fuonlyknew.com/2015/05/29/the-friday-56-63-dark-places-by-gillian-flynn/


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