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Thursday, February 11, 2016

Friday Quotes, Feb. 12th

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:

Title: Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng

Book Beginnings: 
Lydia is dead. But they don't know this yet.
Friday 56: 
Most missing girl cases, the older policeman tells them, resolve themselves within twenty-four hours. The girls come home by themselves.
Comments: The Friday 56 quote is from some random page, I can't even tell which one. I am listening to the audiobook so I had to pull the quotes from a sample on the Internet. Obviously from the two quotes you now know that Lydia is dead, possibly murdered. What the reader doesn't know is very much about the girl and then family figures out they don't much about her, either.


  1. I don't know if this one would be for me, but I hope you enjoy the book. :-)

  2. That beginning really grabbed me. I wonder if it was the killer speaking. And I could smack that cop. Doesn't matter if the cases do resolve themselves, you attack it like it were your own child missing. This sounds good:)

    My 56 - http://fuonlyknew.com/2016/02/12/the-friday-56-94-night-shift-jill-kismet-1/

  3. I try to avoid reading stories that feature missing children, especially since I have a granddaughter myself. I worry enough about her already without adding more possible scenarios to my imagination!
    Thank you for visiting my blog today.
    Sandy @ TEXAS TWANG

  4. I enjoyed this book...and it was definitely a page turner. Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.

  5. I really enjoyed this book. I hope you are too!

  6. Love the cover...what a great first line. :)

    Thanks for sharing. ENJOY your weekend.

    Silver's Reviews
    My Book Beginnings

  7. Poor Lydia. This sounds really interesting, I'm adding it to my TBR list. Thanks for sharing! Thanks, also, for visiting my blog! Have a good weekend!

  8. Hi Anne,

    Some great lines from this book, although probably not one I would choose for the cover alone. Personally, I think this policeman needs some serious re-training, or they should have sent in a trained FLO (family liaison officer), to discuss the possible situation with the family.

    I don't know why I haven't already added this one to my 'Want To Read' list, but it's there now!

    Thanks for sharing and enjoy your weekend :)


  9. Sounds like a thrilling read. Hope you enjoy the rest of the audio book. Happy Friday!

  10. What an intriguing beginning... I'm assuming Lydia is missing...
    Happy weekend!

  11. This sounds like a pretty interesting mystery type book - which I like - thanks for visiting http://queenofallshereads.blogspot.com/2016/02/book-beginnings-friday-56-19.html

  12. This actually sounds like my type of book haha! Thanks for sharing. My Friday #56

  13. People that enjoy the same books as me seem to constantly recommend this. I will have to try it. looks very good. Enjoy and thinks for visiting me.

  14. This book will be excellent for discussion, but it wasn't an easy emotional read, nor one I would recommend to many people.

  15. This book is tragic; you want to shake these characters before it's too late, but there's nothing you can do. It's a thought-provoking read

  16. I've heard so many great things about this - I need to pick it up! :)

    Check out my Friday 56 (With Book Beginnings) and my current giveaway.


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