My Friday post: Book Beginnings and The Friday 56


book beginning

BOOK BEGINNINGS is hosted by Gilion Dumas at Rose City Reader:

Here’s the book beginning that captured my interest:

 ONE SUMMER NIGHT I FELL ASLEEP, HOPING THE WORLD would be different when I woke. In the morning, when I opened me eyes, the world was the same. I threw off the sheets and lay there as the heat poured through my open window.


Watch out for the cover reveal and author’s name at the end of this Book Beginnings and Friday 56 Post.

The Goodreads Synopsis:

A lyrical novel about family and friendship from critically acclaimed author Benjamin Alire Sáenz.

Aristotle is an angry teen with a brother in prison. Dante is a know-it-all who has an unusual way of looking at the world. When the two meet at the swimming pool, they seem to have nothing in common. But as the loners start spending time together, they discover that they share a special friendship—the kind that changes lives and lasts a lifetime. And it is through this friendship that Ari and Dante will learn the most important truths about themselves and the kind of people they want to be.



Friday 56


It is a weekly meme hosted by Freda at Freda’s Voice, click on the link to her blog, and the rules are pretty simple:

  • Grab a book, any book.
  • Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader
    (If you have to improvise, that’s OK.)
  • Find any sentence, (or few, just don’t spoil it).
  • Post it.
  • Add the url to your post on Freda’s Voice.


I felt alone, but not in  a bad way. I really liked being alone. Maybe I liked it too much. Maybe my father was like that too.

I thought of Dante and wondered about him.

And it seemed to me that Dante’s face was a map of the world. A world without any darkness.

Wow, a world without darkness. How beautiful was that?


Well, these quotes have certainly made me want to read Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of The Universe. What about you? Have you read it? Do you have a copy on your shelf  that is waiting to be picked up? This is most definitely on my TBR list. Absolutely.


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  1. Sounds like a good book 🙂 Great cover too, makes it look really interesting. I hope you enjoy reading it.
    Happy reading,
    Amy x

  2. I Love, Love, Love ARISTOTLE AND DANTE DISCOVER THE SECRETS OF THE UNIVERSE. What a marvelous book and the writing…WOW!

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