Welcome to our Friday Memes, the event that brings us together to spotlight books we’re reading, either now, or very soon.
Book Beginnings is hosted by A Few More Pages.
The Friday 56 is hosted by Freda’s Voice.
Today I grabbed a book that’s described as “breezily hilarious…and, ultimately, tender and heart-tugging.”
Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakthrough, by Ruth Pennebaker, is one I received for review.
In our beginnings, we excerpt one or two (or so) lines, and then share our thoughts.
Beginning: “I don’t want you to get upset when I tell you this,” Richard said.
He was breathing heavily into the phone.
Okay….now whenever I hear someone telling me I shouldn’t get upset, I know it’s bad news. And the heavy breathing doesn’t bode well, either.
For the “56,” we pick an excerpt from that page in the book.
The 56: She didn’t want to do anything. She just wanted to disappear.
I can’t wait to plunge into this one. Descriptions like “hilarious” and “heart-tugging” tell me I’m going to love it.
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