Friday, August 14, 2015

Book Beginnings and Friday 56: The Book of Broken Hearts


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 The Book of Broken Hearts by Sarah Ockler.

Beginning:
The law of probability dictates that with three older sisters, a girl shall inherit at least one pair of cute shorts that actually fit. Agreed?

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My initial reactions: 
- I love the cover. That's why I picked this book for my 2015 reading challenge.
- The main character is sarcastic. I think this book will be funny.

Friday 56:
I'd shaken loose an image my mind had captured and stored without permission--Emilio, winking at me and jumping on the kickstart, the bike roaring beneath him. My treacherous little beast of a heart fluttered.

I took it for what it was: a warning. The heart--in all its infinite wisdom (with some backdoor bribery from the hormones)--was totally edging in on this Vargas boy situation, and the heart didn't know the meaning of terminado.


What books have you been reading this week?

22 comments:

  1. This one does sound like fun. I really like the narrator's voice. I am spotlighting Enchanted Glass by Diana Wynne Jones from my TBR mountain this week. Happy reading!

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    1. Yeah, I'm looking forward to reading it. I should get to it next week. Thanks for stopping by.

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  2. I enjoyed The Book of Broken Hearts! I hope you like it!

    Kate @ Ex Libris


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    1. Oh, yay. I've heard good things from a couple people. :)

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  3. I like the writing style just in the little bit shared here. It sounds fun!

    My Friday 56 is from The Opposite of Loneliness: http://www.foofynotfoofy.com/foofynotfoofy/2015/8/14/the-friday-56-the-opposite-of-loneliness-by-marina-keegan

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    1. Me too! I'm excited to read the whole book. :)

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  4. Sounds cute.

    Hope you enjoy the book.

    Have a great weekend.

    Elizabeth
    Silver's Reviews
    My Book Beginnings

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  5. I think it's out of her hands. "The heart wants what the heart wants."

    Here's my 56 - http://fuonlyknew.com/2015/08/14/the-friday-56-73-the-haunting-of-gillespie-house/

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    1. I think you're right. I can't wait to read it and find out.

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  6. I enjoy a sarcastic narration. It often helps alleviate a tense storyline. Is this YA?

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  7. Totally love the cover too. Plus the snippets sounds cute. Can't wait to hear what you think!

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    1. I'm looking forward to it. I should have the review up by next week. :)

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  8. I do love a snarky heroine! Looking forward to your review.

    Here's my F56/BB post!

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  9. LOL She never got the cute shorts, did she?!
    Happy weekend!

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  10. Lovely cover. Sounds like a fun read. Happy Friday!

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