Friday, July 31, 2015

Book Beginnings and Friday 56: Every Last Word


Book Beginnings is a meme hosted by Rose City Reader.

Rules:
Share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires. Please remember to include the title of the book and the author’s name.


Friday 56 is a meme hosted by Freda's Voice.

Rules:
- Grab a book, any book.
- Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader
- Find any sentence, (or few, just don’t spoil it) that grabs you.
- Post it.


My book this week is Every Last Word by Tamara Ireland Stone.

Beginning:
I shouldn't be reading the notes.

Hailey trims a rose and passes it to me. As I attach the note to the stem with sparkly pink ribbon, I read it. I can't help it. This one's a little over-the-top, but it's still sweet. I give it to Olivia and she drops it in the classroom-specific bucket.

"No way! You guys..." Olivia snorts, laughing hard as she turns the card over in her hand. I guess she's reading them, too. "I can't tell who wrote this but...poor boy. This is so cheesy."

My initial reactions: 
- This reminds me of cupid day from Before I Fall.
- I want to go read more of this book right now. I haven't read anything but these snippets, but I am anxious to get into this book. I think it's going to be a really quick read. I need that right now.
- The punctuation is weird. This was hard to type out.

Friday 56:
Everyone stands, clapping and cheering, and Sydney holds her skirt to one side and curtsies. Then she throws her arms up in the air and her head back and yells, "Yes! Stick me!"

What books have you been reading this week?

18 comments:

  1. I am not sure what is happening. Are they in a classroom and have intercepted a love note? Who is the intended audience of this book? Adults or teens?

    My Friday Quotes

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    1. It's YA. I think it's Valentine's Day or something. Giving out carnations to classmates. I haven't actually started reading it so I don't know.

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  2. I liked the sound of this one. I hope you are enjoying it. This week I am spotlighting Public Enemies by Ann Aguirre. Happy reading!

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    1. Thanks! I am hoping to start it tomorrow morning. :)

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  3. Makes me think of carnations or lollipops being delivered on Valentine's Day. Might be a cute story.

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    1. Yeah. That's what I think. I'm anxious to really start it. :)

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  4. Sounds like it could be cute. Happy Friday!
    Here is my Friday 56:
    http://missdothacker.blogspot.com/2015/07/the-spiritglass-charade.html

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    1. I started it yesterday, and I'm already on page 200. It's so good!

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  5. This sounds cute! I would definitely keep reading this just to find out what happens with the roses. Hope you enjoy it!

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    1. The main character has OCD, so the rose scene gets pretty intense.

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    1. Harry Potter tag. I'll definitely take a look. I'm a huge Harry Potter fan. :)

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  7. I'm curious about what's going on, and I'd keep reading to find out. It sounds like it's YA.
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    Sandy @ TEXAS TWANG

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    1. Yes. It's YA but this one is very interesting for any reader. It's about OCD. I'm 200 pages in, and it's so good so far.

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  8. I wonder what the notes are and why is she yelling, stick me.LOL I hope no one does!
    Here's my 56 - http://fuonlyknew.com/2015/07/31/the-friday-56-71-night-and-day/

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    1. Haha. I was curious about that too. I won't give it away. It's a good read so far. Check it out.

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  9. Sounds like beautiful storytelling! Happy weekend!

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    1. The writing is so good. I will likely be reading all of her stuff. I hope she has more books. :)

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