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Thursday, January 28, 2016

Friday Quotes: January 29

Book Beginnings on Friday is hosted by Rose City ReaderShare the opening quote from the book.
The Friday 56 is hosted at Freda's VoiceFind a quote from page 56.

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: Out of Darkness by Ashley Hope Perez

Book Beginning: 
Prologue-New London, Texas: March 18, 1937. From far off, it looks like hundreds of beetles ringed around a single dome of light. Then the shiny black backs resolve into pickups and cars and ambulances.
Friday 56: 
Mr. Mason nodded slowly, and then after counting and recounting, he reached across the counter and dropped some coins into Naomi's hand. "There's always someone looking to make talk."
Comment: This book is based on an actual school explosion that killed 300+ school children. The prologue begins during the rescue efforts after that explosion, then the story turns back to introduce the readers to the main characters, Naomi, a pretty Mexican girl, and Wash, a handsome African-American boy. As they get to know each other they find a very intolerant community in which they live. The relationship, like the children in the school, is doomed.


  1. Oh, this one sounds intense. Thanks for sharing...and thanks for visiting my blog.

  2. It doesn't sound like one I would probably pick up on my own but it does sound interesting!
    This week I'm using a middle grade book that I started reading and got yelled at for by my son ;)

  3. Sounds interesting but, like Karen, I don't know if I'd pick it up on my own. I am spotlighting Burning Midnight by Will McIntosh this week. Look for my review tomorrow. Happy reading!

  4. What an interesting premise. I especially liked the opening.

  5. I like the voice of the book and the cover is eye catching. I hope you enjoy it!

  6. I am not sure I could manage to read that. Sounds like it would be sad. Happy Friday!

  7. This is on my TBR, I can't wait to get to it. Happy Friday!

  8. The fact it's based on actual events is what I'm intrigued by. Most people might find it hard to read, with it being children, but I prefer sensitive material over clean reads.
    Happy weekend!

  9. This sounds like a good book - very interesting premise and I liked both the beginning and the 56. Thanks for visiting my Friday meme

  10. A very difficult subject. I can watch documentaries on such subjects. I like learning about things that have happened in our world, good and bad, but these days when I read, I look for lighter fare. Reading is my happy escape please. ;-) Please check out mine at http://tinyurl.com/LisaKsBookReviewsDS

  11. Sounds like an amazing story, but difficult to read! Great beginning.

    Thanks for participating in BBOF!


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