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Thursday, May 7, 2015

Friday Quotes, May 8th

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 Unlikely Hero of Room 13B by Teresa Toten

Book Beginnings:
The boy inhaled as the door opened. It was as if he knew. The girl stepped into the room, and within the space of a heartbeat, he was lost.
Friday 56:
Green Lantern, thank God, had a superior story about having to keep driving back to a school crosswalk several times a day, all week, because he was convinced that he had run over someone last Tuesday...Green Lantern listened to newscasts on the radio and TV, read for a report of an accident on the corner of Chestnut and Walmer. Nothing.
My Comments: I just finished the book yesterday and enjoyed it quite a lot. The main characters are part of an OCD support group. Their psychologist suggested that they may do better in treatment if they take on a superhero alter ego. The main character is Batman, his love interest is Robin, and others are Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, Thor, etc. The book is surprisingly thoughtful and touching.


6 comments:

  1. Sounds great! I like the premise - I'm adding it to my tbr. :)

    Check out my 56 (With Book Beginnings)

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  2. I love the premise. I will have to give this a look-see.

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  3. This sounds like a great book! I love the fact that more diverse "groups of people" are written about nowadays and that the books are still infused with a sense of fun while remaining considerate! I will have to check this one out! Thanks for sharing :) I hope you have a great week!
    My Friday post
    Juli @ Universe in Words

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  4. Having just a "touch" of OCD myself (the compulsive part), I find these books interesting, and this one sounds really unique. Thanks for sharing.

    Here's mine: “EAT THE DOCUMENT”

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  5. This sounds interesting and different from my usual reads. I may take a further look at this.

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

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  6. I loved Green Lantern as a kid. Watched it with my dad faithfully. That 56 with the reference takes me back and makes me want to read it. I love the eloquent beginning too.
    Happy weekend!

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