Friday, September 28, 2018

The Friday 56 (139) & Book Beginnings: Mem by Bethany C. Morrow

The Friday 56 is a weekly meme hosted by Freda's Voice where every Friday you pick a book and turn to page 56 or 56%, and select a sentence or a few, as long as it's not a spoiler. For the full rules, visit the the page HERE

Book Beginnings is a weekly meme hosted by Rose City Reader that asks you to share the first sentence (or so) of the book you're reading.


36211478Synopsis from Goodreads...

Set in the glittering art deco world of a century ago, MEM makes one slight alteration to history: a scientist in Montreal discovers a method allowing people to have their memories extracted from their minds, whole and complete. The Mems exist as mirror-images of their source ― zombie-like creatures destined to experience that singular memory over and over, until they expire in the cavernous Vault where they are kept. And then there is Dolores Extract #1, the first Mem capable of creating her own memories. An ageless beauty shrouded in mystery, she is allowed to live on her own, and create her own existence, until one day she is summoned back to the Vault....


Beginning: "I am a memory. Now I suppose I'll live like one."

56: "The "more" he described seemed to be people; they swam about the hotel in graceful parties, gloved fingertips touching jacket arms, bare necks bowing like swans'. They were all important, I could tell by their almost competitively straight posture and by the way their gentle laughter and delicate perfume lingered in the air."


Comments: I've been meaning to read Mem by Bethany C. Morrow for a while. Recently, my library hold finally came in. Mem was a fascinating read. I liked it. Since the book is so short, my 56 comes from page 28 instead. What are you reading this week?


26 comments:

  1. Sounds intriguing. I hope you are enjoying it. This week I am featuring the latest in a long-running science fiction space opera - Uncompromising Honor by David Weber. Happy reading!

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    1. I enjoyed Mem. It was a good story. Thanks for stopping by. Have a great weekend!

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  2. Sounds like an interesting read! Happy weekend!

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    1. It was. Thanks for stopping by. Have a great weekend!

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  3. How cool! This sounds like it will be really good. I haven't heard of this one before, but just from the teasers and synopsis you shared, it does sound fascinating. I am so glad to hear you liked it! I hope you have a great weekend!

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    1. It was a great book and I'm looking forward to whatever the author writes next. Thanks for stopping by. Have a great weekend!

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  4. An interesting premise. Puts me in mind of Groundhog Day.

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    1. The whole idea of the Mems happened to be one of the aspects I really loved about the book. Thanks for stopping by. Have a great weekend!

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  5. I love short reads like this one! Sounds like a really intriguing story. Thanks so much for sharing it. :)

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    1. I agree. There are also some other novella length stories I want to eventually get to such as J.Y. Yang's Tensorate series. Thanks for stopping by. Have a great weekend!

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  6. Oh wow! This sounds super intriguing! Thanks for sharing! Hope you have a great weekend! :)

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  7. Interesting book. Great choice!

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    1. It was an interesting book. Thanks for stopping by. Have a great weekend!

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  8. This sounds so good, I love the quotes from it!

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    1. The 56 and beginning are some of my favorite quotes from Mem, especially the first two sentences of the beginning. Thanks for stopping by. Have a great weekend!

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  9. I've been eyeing this one myself. Happy Friday!

    Lauren @ Always Me

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  10. I haven't heard of this one, but I am fascinated by the premise. Hope you enjoy your weekend!

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  11. It seems like one of those books that could be wonderful or awful. I'm glad you found it wonderful. See what book MK is featuring at Girl Who Reads

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Comments are appreciated and always welcome. :)

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