Friday, September 18, 2015

The Friday 56 (With Book Beginnings): Stand-Off (Winger #2) by Andrew Smith


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.


I'm also taking part in Book Beginnings, a weekly meme hosted by Rose City Reader.  The rules are pretty simple - you share the first sentence or so and your initial thoughts, impressions, or whatever else it inspires.  Don't forget to link up your post's url with Rose City Reader.




This week I'm spotlighting my next read, Stand-Off (Winger # 2) by Andrew Smith.  I don't believe I can adequately describe just how excited I am to start this novel since Winger was one of my favorite reads of 2013!  If you haven't read Winger yet or anything else by Andrew Smith, you're missing great stories!  I'm so pleased this hold came in so quickly for me at the library!


Book Beginning:  


Everyone kept telling me, "You need to draw again, Ryan Dean.  You need to draw..."


So I did.


I started drawing again in the summer before Annie and I went back to Pine Mountain for our senior year.  The problem is, I'm pretty sure I didn't draw what anyone expected.


56: 


"'Crit partner' is what WRITERS"--whenever Dr. Wellins said "writers," it always sounded like it was in all capitals, like he was attempting to describe celestial angels to the tongueless half-beast spawns of hell--"call their critique partner.  It is a significant relationship, one based on trust, openness, integrity, and support.  The commitment is akin to the faithfulness and dedication of a husband or a wife.  Do I make myself clear?"    

33 comments:

  1. The beginning raised my curiosity. What is he drawing? And that was a great choice for you 56! I've not read this author before.

    My 56 - http://fuonlyknew.com/2015/09/18/the-friday-56-78-the-flip/

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    1. He's really fantastic - I hope you get the opportunity!

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  2. I haven't read anything by this author but I've heard great things and both those quotes sounds great!

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    1. I'm so excited to pick it up - I hope it lives up to the first one!

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  3. I do enjoy books about artists and writers, so now you've pulled me in. Thanks for sharing. Here's mine: “HOUSE OF GLASS”

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    1. Ryan Dean is definitely an artist. Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Thanks for sharing. ENJOY!!

    Wonder what they expected him to draw and he didn't. :)

    Have a great weekend.


    Elizabeth
    Silver's Reviews
    My Book Beginnings

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  5. Great post and intriguing cover art. Not familiar with the author. Thanks for sharing!

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  6. I've heard a lot about this series, most of it good.

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    1. You may want to check it out! Thanks for commenting.

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  7. It's exciting to continue on with a series that you like. Hope you enjoy it.

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  8. I love when a hold comes through faster than I expected - especially for a new book in a series I love. I haven't read Winger yet but I want to. It sounds fantastic and I'm intrigued by this new entry.

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    1. You really need to pick it up! Thanks for commenting!

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  9. I still haven't read Winger, but I've heard so many wonderful things about it. Happy reading!

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    1. It's great! I would love to hear what you think of it!

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  10. I like that 56 and the beginning leaves me with questions.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Amanda

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  11. I just finished Winger and loved it! I need this one now!
    Happy weekend!

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    1. I'm glad you liked it! Hopefully you'll get to this one soon!

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  12. Great book beginning. It makes you wonder if they drew something really dark. It also makes me wonder if they used to do it as a hobby or if it was more professional.
    Have a great week,
    Amy x

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  13. Great 56 and beginning.
    I'm wondering what he drew that wasn't expected of him!

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    1. I am too, but I have a good idea! Thanks for visiting!

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  14. I haven't heard of this. It seems like a passionate young writer is the protagonist.

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  15. Anything about writing has me intrigued! Nice excerpt. I've seen Winger around a lot, but I have never looked into it. I may do that now. :)

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  16. I love the quote it's amazing and made me laugh. I really should give this series a try. Sorry I didn't stop by earlier, this weekend was hectic, but thanks for stopping by my own blog!

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  17. I've never heard of Andrew Smith. Is this a rugby book?! Sounds interesting.

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