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Welcome to some bookish fun today as we share Book Beginnings, hosted by Rose City Reader; and as we 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!

If you have been wanting to participate, but haven’t yet tried, now is the time!

What better way to spend a Friday?

Today I am featuring a book that has been on my stacks for a while:  Everyone Worth Knowing, by Lauren Weisberger.





Beginning:  Though I’d caught only the briefest glimpse from the corner of my eye, I knew immediately that the brown creature darting across my warped hardwood floors was a water bug—the largest, meatiest insect I’d ever seen.  The superbug had narrowly avoided skimming across my bare feet before it disappeared under the bookcase.  Trembling, I forced myself to practice the chakra breathing I’d learned during an involuntary week at an ashram with my parents.


56:  The phone rang a little after eleven P.M.  I held it and stared, patiently waiting for the caller ID to register my caller.  Uncle Will:  to screen or not to screen?



WHAT HAPPENS WHEN A GIRL ON THE FRINGE ENTERS THE REALM OF NEW YORK’S CHIC, PARTY-HOPPING ELITE?Soon after Bette Robinson quits her horrendous Manhattan banking job like the impulsive girl she’s never been, the novelty of walking her four-pound dog around her unglamorous Murray Hill neighborhood wears as thin as the “What are you going to do with your life?” phone calls from her parents. Then Bette meets Kelly, head of Manhattan’s hottest PR firm, and suddenly she has a brand-new job where the primary requirement is to see and be seen inside the VIP rooms of the city’s most exclusive nightclubs. But when Bette begins appearing in a vicious new gossip column, she realizes that the line between her personal and professional life is…invisible.


What do you think?  Should I move this one up to the top of the stack?



  1. I ove Lauren Weisbergercfor aught read, so I’d move it to the top if that’s what you’re looking for right now. Have you ever read her sequel to the Devil Wears Prada?


  2. I think I’d like this one a lot. I LOVED Devil Wears Prada, though I still have the second in that series buried in my TBR shelf… lol….
    I added you to the Linky!
    Happy weekend!


  3. Ooh this sounds like it could be a fun story! I’m not quite sure whether it’s one for me because I’m currently looking for a different kind of read. I did love ‘The Devil Wears Prada’ though, so maybe I should pick it up! Thanks for sharing 🙂 I hope you have a great weekend!
    My Friday post
    Juli @ Universe in Words


  4. Great teasers!

    I don’t think Maura West is leaving GH. I still think Silas kidnapped the baby and is having her bone marrow tested. What do you think of the whole Michael thing?


    1. Thanks, Yvonne, and I like the idea of Silas kidnapping the baby and doing a bone marrow transplant.

      I am very angry at Morgan and Kiki, mostly Morgan, for how they drugged Michael…but Michael has been rather annoying lately: renaming the baby, etc.


      1. That’s how I feel – I hate what Morgan and Kiki did, but Michael has been annoying lately too. There really aren’t any good people in this storyline.


  5. This sounds quite good, I’ve not read any books by Lauren Weisberger but I have been meaning to read The Devil Wears Prada since I watched the film years ago.


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