Thursday, June 23, 2022

Book Beginning | Friday 56 | Blogger Hop || Upright Women Wanted by Sarah Gailey

Please join us over at RoseCityReader 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.

This is a weekly meme hosted by Freda's Voice
These are the rules:
1. Grab a book, any book.
2. Turn to page 56, or 56% on your eReader.
3. Find any sentence (or a few, just don't spoil it) that grabs you.
4. Post it.
5. Add the URL to your post in the link on Freda's most recent Friday 56 post.

 The book I am currently reading is Secret History by Brandon Sanderson, but all the quotes spoil things for the book so I can't share it. This is a book I got a while ago, I don't remember where, but I just haven't gotten around to it yet.

"That girl's got more wrong notions than a barn owl's got mean looks."
   Esther is a stowaway. She's hidden herself away in the Librarian's book wagon in an attempt to escape the marriage her father has arranged for her--a marriage to the man who was previously engaged to her best friend. Her best friend who she was in love with. Her best friend who was just executed for possession of resistance propaganda.
   The future American Southwest is full of bandits, fascists, and queer librarian spies on horseback trying to do the right thing. 


Book Beginnings:
   As Esther breathed in the sweet, musty smell of the horse blankets in the back of the Librarians' wagon, she chewed on the I-tole-you-so feeling that had overwhelmed her ever since her father had told the news about Beatriz.
Friday 56:
   He winked at her, and she was flooded again with that hateful relief: This man liked her. This man would be nice to her. This man hadn't guessed any of her secrets.

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Q: What is your reading preference - fiction or nonfiction?

A: Fiction. Reality is horrible, I read to escape.

Favorite/Least Favorite Reads of June
I didn't do one for May because I forgot, I also didn't get a lot of books read because I was playing Spiritfarer. Great game. 




  1. I tend to fiction as well, for the exact same reason.

  2. Looks like a good book. I wonder what secrets she keeps... Happy weekend!

  3. Sounds like an interesting book. Sometimes it can be hard to find an appropriate quote.

    Have a great weekend!

    Emily @ Budget Tales Book Blog
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  4. I was thinking of getting Spiritfarer, so I'm glad to hear you liked it. And same here about fiction.

    I read the Echo Wife recently by Sarah Gailey and enjoyed it. Very thoughtprovoking!

  5. Oooh. I haven't finished the Mistborn series, but I'll have to get through it so I can read Secret History, because it sounds really interesting.

    Here's my Friday post.

  6. I suppose right now reality is horrible so yes, fiction for me too, I need the escape.

    Have a lovely day.