Book Beginnings On Fridays and The Friday 56

Meow everyone! 😸

I am back with another combination meme post of two memes – “Book Beginning on Friday” and “The Friday 56”!

The book I am sharing today is one that I have recently finished. Dreamology by Lucy Keating was an interesting read but I wasn’t that impressed by the book, and I sort of skim read the last few chapters of the book. Regardless, I am sharing the first few sentences of the book and a short excerpt for The Friday 56! But first, here’s what the book is about.

About The Book


For as long as Alice can remember, she has dreamed of Max. Together, they have travelled the world and fallen deliriously, hopelessly in love. Max is the boy of her dreams—and only her dreams. Because he doesn’t exist.

But when Alice walks into class on her first day at a new school, there he is. Real Max is nothing like Dream Max. He’s stubborn and complicated. And he has a whole life Alice isn’t a part of. Getting to know each other in reality isn’t as perfect as Alice always hoped.

Alarmingly, when their dreams start to bleed into their waking hours, the pair realize that they might have to put an end to a lifetime of dreaming about each other. But when you fall in love in your dreams, can reality ever be enough?

Just like last time, let’s get started with Book Beginning on Friday!

Book Beginning On Friday

Book Beginnings On Friday is hosted by rose city reader, and it prompts us to share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are reading, along with the initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires.

Here are the first paragraph of the book and my impression.

I am smack-dab in the middle of the Great Hall at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, exactly three feet from the spot where I barfed on my tenth birthday, just outside the Egyptian wing. But this time there are no fanny packs, no sounds of sneakers squeaking against well-polished floors. Pooling at my feet this time isn’t bright pink vomit (raspberry gelato, if you’re interested) flecked with Lucky Charms pieces (“Only on your birthday,” my dad said—and never said again). It’s a fifteen-pound gown, encrusted with crystals, just like the one Beyoncé wore to the Grammys. Tonight, the lights are bright and flashing and people are whispering and looking in my direction. Tonight, for some reason, I am someone. I sip champagne and glide from room to room, admiring the art. And that’s where Max finds me, standing in front of the Degas ballerinas, in the Impressionist section.

My Impression:

I was immediately captivated by the first few paragraphs of the book. I read the first 20% of the book in one sitting, and It was good. But then the book started to drag a little, and that’s when I decided to keep this book aside and pick  Happy Singles Day before I fell into a slump. I’ll be talking about this book in my review so, be on the lookout for that.

The Friday 56

The Friday 56 is a weekly meme hosted by Freda at Freda’s Voice. This meme prompts us to grab a book, any book, and turn to page 56 or 56% in your e-reader and share a short excerpt. Here’s an excerpt from Dreamology by Lucy Keating.

One moment I feel like I’m sitting next to my boyfriend, the guy I’ve known and kissed a thousand times before. And the next he’s perfect Max, a Max I barely know, a Max I can’t even kiss.

And that’s all! Thank you for reading, and as always, until my next post, take care, and thank you for reading! 💖

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20 thoughts on “Book Beginnings On Fridays and The Friday 56

  1. Such an interesting premise! I like the opening paragraph you shared. It pulled me in too. I am sorry though it didn’t end up working for you in the end. Some books start out promising and then fall flat, don’t they? I hope your next book was better! Have a a great weekend!

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    1. Yeah, they do! I had high hopes about liking this book too since the premise is pretty unique but it did end up disappointing 😣 I hope it will be! 🥺

      Thank you so much for reading! 💖💕 And have an amazing Sunday!


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