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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 Warrior in my Wardrobe by Simon Farnaby, Claire Powell

Friday’s Page 69 ~ The Warrior in my Wardrobe by Simon Farnaby, Claire Powell

The Warrior in My Wardrobe (The Misadventures of Merdyn the Wild #2) by Simon Farnaby, Claire Powell, Orange, Magic, Fantasy, Humour, Children's Book, Family, brother, sister, guinea pig
But Suzy wasn’t for turning. “My son has been kidnapped! I can’t just sit her and do nothing. I don’t care a bout the risks. It’s a mother’s instict to protect her children. I’d do the same for you, Rose. I’m sorry, but I’m coming with you whether you like it or not.”
Dion looked crestfallen. Rose hung her head too. Then she had an idea.
“OK, Mum. You can come with me.”
Friday’s Page 69 ~ Fresh Start by Rhys Everly

Friday’s Page 69 ~ Fresh Start by Rhys Everly

Fresh Start (Cedarwood Beach #1) by Rhys Everly, Romance, LGBT, Small Town, Friendship, Family, Dual POV, Man, Torso, Palm Trees, Uncle
“So you’re in love with a boy,” Summer said and let the last word draw out as if she had a secret and teasing me with it.
“No!” I answered straight away. “No boys. Whatsoever. It’s been a long time since I had the time for love.”
“Who doesn’t have time for love?” Summer giggles.
I wished that were true. But it wasn’t just about time, was it? It was about finding the person who was willing to give their everything for you. And you for them. Something that had never happened to me.
Friday’s Page 69 ~ Gallant by V.E. Schwab

Friday’s Page 69 ~ Gallant by V.E. Schwab

Gallant by V.E. Schwab, Young Adult, Boarding School, Fantasy, Gothic, House, Mystery
And even though it’s only wood, she feels safer with it closed.
Olivia’s heart pounds in her ears as she climbs under the covers, pulling her mother’s journal to her like a shield. She has never been afraid of the dark, but tonight, she relights the lamp. As she sits, her back to the headboard and her eyes on the shadows, she realizes—
She left the key in the door downstairs.
Friday’s Page 69 ~ Neon’s Secret Universe by Sibéal Pounder + Sarah Warburton

Friday’s Page 69 ~ Neon’s Secret Universe by Sibéal Pounder + Sarah Warburton

Neon's Secret Universe, Sibéal Pounder, Magic, Children's Book, Fantasy, Blue, Purple
‘SANTA!’ Neon cheered.
‘And what would you like for Chris-?’ Santa began, but he stopped when he saw the mess in the Halloween section.
‘IT’s MY SEASON NOW!’ he bellowed, before bouncing off. ‘MIIIIIIIINE!’
Neon watched, amazed, as he scooped up the roller-skating vampires and the zombies and the tiny ghost witches, and all the fingers, plucked the gravestones from the floor and disassembled the coffins, collected the cauldrons and rounded up the pumpkins.
Friday’s Page 69 ~ Bad Things Happen Here by Rebecca Barrow

Friday’s Page 69 ~ Bad Things Happen Here by Rebecca Barrow

Bad Things Happen Here by Rebecca Barrow , LGBT, Murder, Romance, Thriller, Mystery, Island, Beach, Girl, Sea,
She’d been picturing it every night as she tries to fall asleep, her distraction from the emptiness of Whitney’s room down the hall and because fixating is what she does best.
Could have been somebody inside her house right now, she knows. Could be that the person who did it is eating crab cakes from the caterers and pretending to grieve with everybody else. Could be that they are one of the people who told Luca how sorry they are.
Friday’s Page 69 ~ Radio Silence by Alice Oseman

Friday’s Page 69 ~ Radio Silence by Alice Oseman

Radio Silence (Osemanverse #8) by Alice Oseman, Blue, Girl, Radio, Young Adult, Romance, LGBT, Mental Health
It made me feel sick.
I put my phone down on top of the maths answers I’d been writing in a notebook. The letters of the email and the numbers on the paper all fuzzed together for a moment.
I needed to tell him it was me.
Before I messed up another friendship.
Friday’s Page 69 ~ Mickey and the Missing Spy by Anne Miller + Becka Moor

Friday’s Page 69 ~ Mickey and the Missing Spy by Anne Miller + Becka Moor

Mickey and the Missing Spy (Mickey and the Animal Spies #3) by Anne Miller, Becka Moor, Purple, Animals, Spies, Children's Book, Humour, Fun, Codes
The next morning, Mickey found herself hovering outside Hildegarde’s house once again, using the spare key to open her front door and cautiously enter.
“Hello?” she called out, remembering with a shiver the sound of breaking alss and heavy footseps from the day before. “Can you hear anything?” she whispered to Clarke and Rupert who were accompanying her.
Friday’s Page 69 ~ Last One To Die by Cynthia Murphy

Friday’s Page 69 ~ Last One To Die by Cynthia Murphy

Last One to Die by Cynthia Murphy, Young Adult, Mystery, Thriller, Murder, Horror, Scary, London
Right. I spread the newspapers across the desk in front of me  and scan the headlines, looking for anything which mentions an attack on a woman, discarding those that don’t seem to have anything useful in them. I’m left with a stack that mention, among other attacks, the two that I witnessed this week, though no others mention unusual blades as these ones do. I begin to flick through each of them, pausing every now and then to make notes. After about twenty minutes I have a full page and fingers covered in newsprint.
Oh, and the beginnings of a conspiracy theory.
Friday’s Page 69 ~ Frankie Best Hates Quests by Chris Smith

Friday’s Page 69 ~ Frankie Best Hates Quests by Chris Smith

Frankie Best Hates Quests by Chris Smith, Children's Book, Quests, Fantasy, Humour
After a moment, Joel kicked aside the boxes and scuttled out from under the table.
“HEY!” Frankie grabbed at an ankle and missed. “What do you think you are doing? Never heard of the “pretend we’ve all gone and wait till they come out of their hiding place” trick?” But, when nobody appeared through the Mirror Door to snatch her little brother, she reluctantly decided it might be safe and crawled out herself.
“Granddad’s been kidnapped by orcs!” said Joel dramatically, raising his eyebrows.
“He has not!” Frankie’s brain was simply refusing to process all of this.
Friday’s Page 69 ~ The Revelry by Katherine Webber

Friday’s Page 69 ~ The Revelry by Katherine Webber

The Revelry by Katherine Webber , Young Adult, Curse, Mystery, Fantasy, Girls, Flowers,
She laughs. “Worried that the three bears might come home and see that you’ve climbed in their bed, Goldilocks?”
I flush, embarrassed that she thinks I’m young and afraid. With all the confidence I can muster, I settle into the armchair. Something sharp pokes my spine but I ignore it and lean back. If she’s comfortable here, so am I.