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The Friday56 335

The Friday 56 is hosted by Freda’s Voice, it involves sharing a small excerpt from the book you are currently reading every Friday and then posting a link to the linky hosted on her site. This week I chose Not Working by Lisa Owens.

Rules:

*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your e-reader
(If you have to improvise, that’s ok.)
*Find any sentence, (or a few, just don’t spoil it)
*Post it.
*Add your (URL) post in Linky. Add the post URL, not your blog URL.
*It’s that simple.

Not Working by Lisa Owens

A quote from the book Not Working - "'What about teaching?' I ask. Luke is shaving at the sink; I'm perched on the edge of the bath, imagining myself - long skirt, low bun - reading from a huge storybook to spellbound children gathered on a sun-flooded carpet."

I have almost finished reading Not Working and overall I have really enjoyed it. A few things I found a little unrealistic, ( the main character Claire just happens to have bought a house in London with her brain surgeon boyfriend) but if you just accept that this girl is really lucky and has loads of savings, it is a really funny book. I also really appreciate that her boyfriend is a genuinely nice person! I was getting a bit fed up of reading about messed up relationships that seemed to fill the protagonist’s life. There is definitely love-life drama here, but it is all Claire’s fault, not lovely Luke’s! I would quite like to meet a Luke!

I can relate to a lot of what she says, and the quote I chose is one of those sentences that made me laugh, I have definitely been there! Trying to figure out what it is you are meant to be doing is so hard! When searching for a new career, we all tend to romanticise those things we have never done or imagined doing.

“‘What about teaching?’ I ask. Luke is shaving at the sink; I’m perched on the edge of the bath, imagining myself – long skirt, low bun – reading from a huge storybook to spellbound children gathered on a sun-flooded carpet.”

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9 thoughts on “The Friday56 335”

  1. Laurel-Rain Snow says:

    I am definitely intrigued by the excerpts and premise. Thanks for sharing, and here’s mine: “WATCH ME DISAPPEAR”

    1. Eleanor says:

      I would say it’s definitely worth a read! Ooh, thanks for sharing with me! I will head over now! 😊

  2. Kathy Martin says:

    Having been a teacher, I laughed too at just how unrealistic her perception was. My teasers are from a historical mystery – A Conspiracy in Belgravia by Sherry Thomas. Happy reading!

  3. Breana M. says:

    This looks like an interesting. Also, I really like the cover.

    1. Eleanor says:

      Me too! That shade of blues perfect and the coffee cup to-do list is so clever!

  4. Freda says:

    You have me so intrigued for more!!! Happy weekend!

    1. Eleanor says:

      Yay! I’m so glad, thanks for hosting! Loved your 56!

  5. Literary Feline says:

    Now you have me wanting to meet Luke. 🙂 This sounds like a great book. Thank you for sharing! I hope you have a great weekend.

    1. Eleanor says:

      Luke is just genuinely nice! I think books need more Lukes! You too!

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