Today I thought I’d give Book Beginnings a go in addition to The Friday 56. You can find more Book Beginnings at Rose City Reader, and you can find more of The Friday 56 over at Freda’s Voice.
Nothing ever really happens. Or, more accurately, nothing new ever really happens.
The Friday 56
Mom looks at me a little too long and then takes a deep breath. Before she can say anything, I say, “I think I’ll just drop out this week if that’s okay with you. (p. 56)
I love the simplicity and stark concreteness of the beginning of this book. It’s no secret that A. S. King is one of my favorite authors, not only because she writes amazing books, but also because she takes the time to engage when my students ask her questions. For kids who live in a small border town and don’t have a lot of experience with authors, answering questions on Instagram makes a huge difference.
What’s on page 56 of what you’re reading?
I want to read this one. Sounds really good! Happy weekend!
I haven’t read anything by A. S. King that I haven’t liked, so I’d say, if you’re interested, start anywhere. Happy reading, and happy weekend to you as well.
I haven’t read anything by this author before, but this book does look interesting. Thanks for mentioning it. 🙂
If you like surrealist fiction or magical realism, you might like her.
I have yet to read an A.S.King book which is shocking to me because I hear so many great things!
She is definitely fantastic. And she engages with her fans online. Some of my students have asked her questions and she responded
You have introduced me to a new author. Will look her up!
Awesome! Let me know what you think. Happy reading!
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