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Thursday, March 3, 2016

Friday Quotes, March 4th

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:

23388164Title: The Porcupine of Truth by Bill Konigsberg

Book Beginnings: 
The Billings Zoo has no animals.
Friday 56:
I sniff and I don't really smell anything anymore. I must have gotten used to it. Is that a bad sign? Does it mean I smell too and I don't even notice anymore? I resist the urge to check my underarms. 
Comments: Carson is being forced to live with non-custodial parent for the summer in Montata, a million miles away from his home in New York. I haven't gotten very far in the book but I like the tone of it so far. What do you think?


  1. It doesn't sound like it's for me, but I do love that cover. The more I look, the more I see. Nice job to whoever created it. I can relate to the prickly feller.
    sherry @ fundinmental Friday Memes

  2. The opening is intriguing. This is a "new-to-me" book. I hope you enjoy it. This week I am spotlighting a contemporary mystery/thriller - Merciless by Lori Armstrong. Happy reading!

  3. Oh, that 56 definitely makes me curious. Thanks for sharing! Here's mine: “THE NEXT TIME YOU SEE ME”

  4. What kind of zoo has no animals? Interesting. I can sympathize with the character in the 56. I've been somewhere before and worried that I picked up the scent. Usually for me, it's a smoke or food related smell though. It must be bad if hee's checking his underarms, lol. Hope you have a great weekend! Here's my Friday memes. Happy reading!

  5. Coming from New York to Billings is probably going to be a series of disappointments!

    Thanks for sharing your post on BBOF!

  6. That's a great beginning sentence! Interested to see what happens!

    Here's mine: THE SCORPION RULES

    Have a great weekend!

  7. Perfect beginning....one sentence seems to say it all.

    ENJOY your reading weekend.

    Silver's Reviews
    My Book Beginnings

  8. I'm intrigued. Why have a zoo with no animals and why on earth is the 56'er lost their stink detector?! LOL Sounds like a fun read!
    Happy weekend!

  9. I've been hearing about this one quite a bit actually - it sounds like it'll be interesting!

    Check out my Friday 56 (With Book Beginnings).


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