Book Reviews

The Friday 56 and Book Beginnings on Friday


Friday 56


I’m new this week to the Friday 56! I found it via BooksPlease, but it is hosted by Freda’s Voice. Here are the RULES:

*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to Page 56 or 56% on your E-reader.
If you have to improvise, that is okay.
*Find a snippet, short and sweet.
*Post it, and add the URL to your post in the Linky on Freda’s Voice.
Also, join in the fun on Instagram using the hashtags #Instagram56 #Friday56

My First Friday 56 Selection




We proceeded to wander carelessly along the more solid shoreline, our clothes blown tightly against our bodies as we attempted to talk above the whistling winds.”

This snippet is from page 56 of the Kindle for Android version.

In a Field of Blue by Gemma Liviero



Please join Rose City Reader every Friday to 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.

“Everybody stole. Organized, they called it. They organized coal off moving trains. They organized cars left alone in the streets. They organized pipes from houses where unexploded bombs nested on the roofs. Mostly, they organized food.”


Release date–April 7, 2020. Available for pre-order.