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This one will be dedicated to a book’s page 69. I will post one or more sentences from the page that seem interesting/fun.

I started with this one in 2015 (May), and here is the backstory on how I got the idea: You all probably know that publishers often put something on the back to attract people. Something like turn to “insert page number”. Well, according to a writer’s 2006 book you should pick page 69 to determine if you want to read the book (Find Your Perfect Novel).

Friday’s Page 69 ~ The Christmasaurus Cracker by Tom Fletcher, Shane Devries

Friday’s Page 69 ~ The Christmasaurus Cracker by Tom Fletcher, Shane Devries

The Christmasaurus Cracker by Tom Fletcher, Shane Devries, Red cover with santa and the christmasaurus, christmas, childrensbooks, magic
The elves stopped singing and stood back. Izzy and Benji spun round to see a gigantic red sled appear out of thin air above them, and circle down very fast towards where they were standing. The sleigh was even more incredible than Izzy could have dreamt it to be.
Shimmeringly shiny, ridonkulously red, and monstrously massive!
But that wasn’t the most wonderful thing about it. Most wonderful, Izzy thought, were the powerful creatures pulling it. She counted eight in total, striding through the air side by side, their antlers gleaming. The flying reindeer!
Friday’s Page 69 ~ From Blood and Ash by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Friday’s Page 69 ~ From Blood and Ash by Jennifer L. Armentrout

From Blood and Ash by Jennifer L. Armentrout, Weapons amid a tree with red leaves, vampires, fantasy, romance
I shuddered.
No matter how well trained they were, they were as vulnerable as anyone else while asleep. Concern for a certain guard form the Rise surfaced, and fear pierced my chest and stomach.
A massacre could be minutes away from happening.
Worse yet, the curse would spread, and I more than anyone knew how quickly it could ravage a city until nothing but blood pooled in the streets.
Friday’s Page 69 ~ The United States of Cryptids by J.W. Ocker

Friday’s Page 69 ~ The United States of Cryptids by J.W. Ocker

The United States of Cryptids: A Tour of American Myths and Monsters by J.W. Ocker, Cryptids, Non-Fiction, Fun, Folklore, Paranormal, Green, Hands, Claws, Green
Most tales of cryptids reach back decades or centuries, long enough ago that sometimes the original sighting is lost to time or lacks important details. In Delaware, we have the opportunity to get in on the ground floor of a new cryptid. It is called the Prime Hook Swamp Creature, and it might be the most darling cryptid since the jackalope. Also, I’m sort of forced to go in this direction because Delaware, as the second tiniest state in the union – barely a cleft of Maryland – is so small it records almost no cryptid sightings. Other than Bigfoot – he’s everywhere. But this book isn’t The United States of Bigfoot.
Friday’s Page 69 ~ Death at the Lighthouse by Alasdair Beckett-King, Claire Powell

Friday’s Page 69 ~ Death at the Lighthouse by Alasdair Beckett-King, Claire Powell

Death at the Lighthouse by Alasdair Beckett-King, Claire Powell, Yellow/Orange cover with a girl and a lighthouse
Who was this Lady Wallop?
According to the Odde Argus, she was the acting chair of the Order. Acting chair might sound like something you would find in a theatre, but Grampa Banks explained it meant that she was the boss, for now. Some people would do anything to feel important, and Miss Bunch had seen Lady Wallop out and about on the night of the murder.
Friday’s Page 69 ~ The Beast and the Bethany by Jack Meggitt-Phillips, Isabelle Folath

Friday’s Page 69 ~ The Beast and the Bethany by Jack Meggitt-Phillips, Isabelle Folath

The Beast and the Bethany Jack Meggitt-Phillips , Isabelle Follath, Green cover of a mouth and a girl in the middle, monsters, fantasy, halloween
“You finished with Stinky Breath then?” she asked.
“Soon, Stinky Breath will be finished with you,” he mumbled.
“Eh?” She paused to pick her nose. “Anyway I’m hungry!”
“So is Stinky Breath.”
“Well, shut up and cook us some grub then.”
Ebenezer considered chucking Bethany in the cover, roasting her in a bowl for the beast. Instead he decided to remain patient.
Friday’s Page 69 ~ Grandpa Frank’s Great Big Bucket List by Jenny Pearson, David O’Connell

Friday’s Page 69 ~ Grandpa Frank’s Great Big Bucket List by Jenny Pearson, David O’Connell

Grandpa Frank’s Great Big Bucket List Jenny Pearson , David O'Connell, Children's Book, Grandparents, Humour, Yellow cover filled with money + a boy a dog and a grandfather and an alpaca, funny
I called after him. “Clara – I mean Grandpa – where are you going? I’m supposed to be looking after you. We have things we need to discuss.”
He kept on walking but shouted over his shoulder, “Bourbons first, moneybags, then we can talk about how this is going to work.”
I can’t say our first meeting went exactly how I’d envisioned it. I had a sense that Grandpa Frank was going to be more trouble to look after than I’d originally thought. But I guess even if I had known, I would still have tried anyway. The chance of a mystery reward was way too tempting – and so was the chance of having my own real-life grandpa.
Friday’s Page 69 ~ The Chaperone by M. Hendrix

Friday’s Page 69 ~ The Chaperone by M. Hendrix

The Chaperone M. Hendrix, Dystopia, Face, Face is cracking, sci-fi, mystery, Young adult,
I drop my gaze back to the book but can no longer concentrate. I crane my neck, searching for her. She was here a minute ago, and now she’s gone.
My pulse quickens. Why isn’t she here? She’s supposed to be here. That’s her only job.
That’s when it hits me.
I’m alone.
In public.
For the first time in my whole life, I’m out in the world alone.
Friday’s Page 69 ~ The Dark and Dangerous Gifts of Delores McKenzie by Yvonne Banham

Friday’s Page 69 ~ The Dark and Dangerous Gifts of Delores McKenzie by Yvonne Banham

The Dark and Dangerous Gifts of Delores McKenzie Yvonne Banham, Fantasy, Green, colourful, Shop, Children's Books
Delores went to flip the card, but Gabriel placed his finger on the back of her hand as she touched it. His stare was fixed, and he spoke quickly.
“There are shadows following you, Delores Mackenzie: some good, some bad. There’s a powerful female and she’s looking for something. She wants to stay here, on this side. Family and friends are in the minus for you: you say you don’t care but you do. A loved one is far away, looks a bit like you, probably sisters. Death and change hover around you like smoke. You hate coriander, the world lobule and, cliché alert, you love gothic fiction.
Friday’s Page 69 ~ Libby and the Highland Heist by Jo Clarke, Becka Moor

Friday’s Page 69 ~ Libby and the Highland Heist by Jo Clarke, Becka Moor

The Travelling School Mysteries #2 Libby and the Highland Heist Jo Clarke, Children's Book, Vacation, Holidays, Friendship, Scotland, Edinburgh, Snow, Mystery, Girls, House, Mountain
Libby pulled on a cracker with Connie and it let out a huge bang, making them both laugh.
‘What does it say inside your cracker, Connie? Did you get a joke or a prediction?’ asked Libby.
‘Ooh, I got a prediction. It says: “I see travel in your future”, ‘said Connie in her best soothsayer voice.
Libby laughed. ‘Well, that’s no surprise. We do go to a travelling school!’
Friday’s Page 69 ~ Soul Lanterns by Shaw Kuzki

Friday’s Page 69 ~ Soul Lanterns by Shaw Kuzki

Soul Lanterns Shaw Kuzki, Chidlren's Book, Japan, Hiroshima, Historical Fiction, Cover Love, Girl, Lantern, WWII
There are probably more mothers like Mrs. Koyama and me in this world than we can count, no distinguishing between enemies and allies; I’m sure that in America, in China, Korea, and Europe, there are mothers living their days the same way as me, breath by breath.
I’m just an uneducated woman, and I don’t know much, but even I know that somewhere in this world there is still fighting going on, and mothers are losing their precious children…
The reason I was looking up at the sky that night was because I was thinking that that same sky stretches over all those mothers.