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.
*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)
*Add your (URL) post in Linky. Add the post URL, not your blog URL.
*It’s that simple.
Not Working by Lisa Owens
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.”