BOOKISH FRIDAYS: SHARING EXCERPTS & THOUGHTS

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Welcome to another Bookish Friday, in which I enjoy sharing excerpts from books…and connecting with other bloggers, who do the same.

Let’s begin the celebration by sharing Book Beginnings, hosted by Rose City Reader; and let’s showcase The Friday 56 with Freda’s Voice.

 

To join in, just grab a book and share the opening lines…along with any thoughts you wish to give us; then turn to page 56 and excerpt anything on the page.

Then give us the title of the book, so others can add it to their lists!

 

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Today I am excited to share snippets of a book I downloaded this week…one which I have been eagerly awaiting.

In the Unlikely Event, by Judy Blume, promises to be a captivating read.

 

 

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Beginning: Even now she can’t decide.  She thinks about flipping a coin.  Heads, she goes, tails she stays.  But isn’t indecisiveness an early sign of mental illness?  Didn’t she cover a story about that a few years ago? Or is it that she’s conflicted?  Conflicted is better than indecisive.

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56:  Miri sat on her bed reading the beginning of Henry’s front-page story, then had to lower her head to the floor.  She couldn’t breathe, couldn’t remember how to take a breath.  When she felt the blood rush back to her face she sat up and took a sip of water.

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Blurb:  In 1987, Miri Ammerman returns to her hometown of Elizabeth, New Jersey, to attend a commemoration of the worst year of her life. Thirty-five years earlier, when Miri was fifteen, and in love for the first time, a succession of airplanes fell from the sky, leaving a community reeling. Against this backdrop of actual events that Blume experienced in the early 1950s, when airline travel was new and exciting and everyone dreamed of going somewhere, she paints a vivid portrait of a particular time and place—Nat King Cole singing “Unforgettable,” Elizabeth Taylor haircuts, young (and not-so-young) love, explosive friendships, A-bomb hysteria, rumors of Communist threat. And a young journalist who makes his name reporting tragedy. Through it all, one generation reminds another that life goes on.

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Would you keep reading?  Do these excerpts grab you, resonate with you?  Come on by and share your own.

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