Friday, April 13, 2012

The Friday 56

The Friday 56 is hosted by Freda over at Freda's Voice. The rules are simple:

*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56.
*Find any sentence that grabs you. (I cheat sometimes and put a little more than a sentence!)
*Post it.
*Add your post URL to the Link.

Today's Friday 56 comes from a great book that I read a couple of years ago called 'The Poisonwood Bible' By Barbara Kingsolver. It was one of those books that sat on my TBR pile for ages and ages, but then once I finally read it I couldn't put it down and could not believe that I had let such a wonderful book sit on that pile for so long! lol :)

"The River Kwilu is not like the River Jordan, chilly and wide. It is a lazy, rolling river as warm as bathwater, where the crocodiles are said to roll around like logs. No milk and honey on the other side, either, but just more stinking jungle laying low in the haze, as far, far away as the memory of picnics in Georgia." (p.56)


9 comments:

  1. I have not read this book, but after your recommendation I will put it on my TBR list too.

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  2. I haven't read this one, but I'm very curious! And I know what you mean about wonderful books waiting so long on those TBR stacks! I have a few of those that I'm seeing around....

    Wonderful and beautiful excerpt!

    Here's MY FRIDAY MEMES POST

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  3. What a beautifully written snippet!

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  4. I have this on one of my reading challenges for this year, so will hopefully get around to it soon. My wife just read it and seemed to enjoy it. My 56:
    http://wcs53.wordpress.com/2012/04/13/friday-56-two-from-orkney-april-13/

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  5. ITS SOMETHING ELSE WHEN WE FIND THAT A BOOK WE'VE HAD FOR SOMETIME SITTING ON OUR SHELF BECOMES ONE OF OUR BEST READS.
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  6. oohhhh .. this is one my favourite books! i was the same way - it looked intimidating but once you start, you can't put it down!

    thanks for visiting :)

    guiltlessreading.blogspot.com

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  7. I like the description of the lazy rolling warm river. thanks for visiting!

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  8. I never read this book. Great 56!

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