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Thursday, December 8, 2016

Friday Quotes: When the Moon Was Ours

Book Beginnings on Friday is hosted by Rose City ReaderShare the opening quote from the book.
e 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: When the Moon Was Ours by Anna-Marie McLemore

Books Beginning...The epigraph:
"To the boys who get called girls,
the girls who get called boys,
and those who live outside these words.
To those called names,
and those searching for names of their own.
To those who live on the edges,
and in the spaces in between.
I wish for you every light in the sky."

Friday 56:
"Aracely washed out a blue glass jar, the inside milky from when she'd used it during a lovesickness cure. The mix of water and egg always resisted coming clean."

This is a lovely, lovely book I just finished reading earlier this week. I think the epigraph sets the reader up perfectly for what is to come in the story, or at least a branch of the story.

I've taken a hiatus from Book Beginnings and Friday 56, not posting since late October but I am back with a new delightful book I can highly recommend.


  1. I really like the cover for this book. The 56 is also great. Thanks for sharing. :-)

  2. Everything about this -- from the cover to the blurbs -- just makes my heart smile. Definitely one I need to find!

  3. It does sound charming. I'd definitely keep reading.

    My Friday 56 from Grudging

  4. Ughhh, uuuuuugh, this book has been on my "want to read" list for ages and those snippets only make me want to drop everything to buy it right this second--it sounds SO super gorgeous!

    Thank you so much for sharing! Here's my Friday 56, if you're interested in checking it out--no worries or pressure if you're not, though! Either way, happy book-ing to you in the near future...and happy Friday! <3

  5. I love the cover, and what a great excerpt! Thanks for sharing...and here's mine: “WHEN ALL THE GIRLS HAVE GONE”

  6. This book sounds great! Gorgeous cover too! Here is my 56 and BB: http://shoshireads.weebly.com/home/book-beginnings-friday-566221150

  7. Sounds like a beautiful story. I like the opening a lot, and the 56 excerpt makes me curious about the character who creates the lovesickness cure.
    My Friday post features BEYOND THE ASHES.

  8. I want to read this book so bad. Where has the year gone, I had so many reading plans! I really liked her novel The Weight of Feathers and expect this one to be just as wonderful. Happy weekend!

  9. I am not so good with magical realism, but this one sounds kind of interesting

  10. I love the poetic beginning. Happy weekend!

  11. I will need to read this one! Thanks for sharing, Anne. :)
    Lauren @ Always Me


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