Thursday, January 22, 2015

The Friday 56: Landline by Rainbow Rowell


Welcome to The Friday 56, 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.

This week I'm spotlighting Rainbow Rowell's newest novel Landline.  I was so happy when this finally came back in for me at the library!  The only other novel I've read by Rowell is Fangirl and I was pretty impressed by it.  Let's hope this is just as good!


Georgie wrote the horoscopes. (In character, sort of.  It was hard to explain.)  Neal knew she wrote the horoscopes.  He knew her name.  His hands were small, and they moved with complete surety across the paper, leaving a thick, straight line.

39 comments:

  1. I feel like the universe is telling me to read Rainbow Rowell. I don't quite have the right motivation right now since I don't read too many contemporary books, but every once in a while it's good to read out of your comfort zone.

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    1. I usually don't either, but if I do sometimes I can find some interesting titles that I normally wouldn't even consider. :)

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    2. Yes. I'm reading Gone Girl which I wouldn't normally and am really enjoying it.

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  2. I've seen the book around and heard good things about it. I hope you enjoy the story.
    My Friday post features FINDING SOUTHERN COMFORT.

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  3. I have Landline on my shelf and I still need to read it! I did read Attachments though and Fangirl and loved both of them. I'm intrigued by the Landline premise so I will definitely put it on my reading list for this year! [http://goo.gl/NsPZAM] Katie @ Bookish Illuminations

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    1. It's good so far! I definitely want to read everything this author has written. :)

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  4. Hhmmm, this F56 is very intriguing! I still haven't read anything by Rainbow Rowell although I really want to. I think I should probably start on 'Fangirl', since that is a title that pretty much fits me to a tee! Thanks for sharing :) I hope you enjoy your weekend!
    My Friday Post
    Juli @ Universe in Words

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    1. That's the one I started with, Fangirl, and I didn't really know what to expect going in, but I loved it! I hope you enjoy it and have a great weekend!

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  5. Cute cover. Happy reading.
    sherry @ fundinmental Friday Memes

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  6. Is it strange that I'm wondering about his small hands? http://lisaksbookthoughts.blogspot.com/

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    1. It's an interesting detail to throw out there isn't it.

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  7. I really enjoyed this book...thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.

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    1. Great! Thanks for visiting mine in return! :)

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  8. I haven't read anything by Rainbow Rowell, but the excerpt does seem interesting.

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    1. I've only read one other thing and I'd already say I'm a fan.

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  9. This has been on my TBR for ages. It sounds so interesting. Hope you're enjoying it!

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  10. I have all her books but havent read this one yet
    Gill x

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  11. I'm not familiar with this one. I'd need to know more before I decided to read it. Hope you enjoy it:)

    My 56 - http://fuonlyknew.com/2015/01/23/the-friday-56-49-the-christmas-dragon/

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    1. It's quite good - you might like it. Thanks for sharing!

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  12. Love the cover art and the title is so interesting. The snippet about small hands is intriguing and sparks my curiosity!

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    1. The cover is particularly eye-catching - I love how they've worked the title into the phone cord. :)

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  13. This has been on my wishlist for waaaaay too long.... lol
    Happy weekend!

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  14. This sounds like a really good one.

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    1. Yes, it is so far! :) Have a good weekend!

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  15. I have yet to read a R.R book. I keep meaning to, but just don't know which one to start with.

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    1. I started with Fangirl and it was fantastic - still haven't looked at Eleanor and Park but I'll have to soon!

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  16. I haven't read anything from this author but I'll check out this book.

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  17. I am DYING to read Landline! I bought a copy when it came out, because I've heard (mostly) great things about it. Your little blurb makes me want to read it even more!

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  18. I have a copy of this book...I'm hoping to read it soon because there's been so much buzz about it. Thanks for visiting my blog.

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    1. Great - and thanks for visiting mine in return!

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  19. This isn't a hard sell. I just finished Attachments and loved it. Also Eleanor & Park was amazing. Usually, I don't read too many standalones, but I will read all of Rainbow's books. She's such an amazing writer; I love her POV.

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    1. I need to read Attachments and Eleanor & Park! :) She's fantastic.

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