The Friday 56 is hosted over at Freda's Voice! While the Book Beginning is hosted over at Rose City Reader. So, go check both of them out if you need more information.
The rules of The Friday 56 are very simple:
- Grab a book, any book.
- Turn to page 56 or 56% if you are reading from an e-reader.
- Find any sentence or sentences that grab you then post them.
- Make sure to add your post url to the page which is at Freda's Voice, so all of the participants can see!
Share the first sentence, or so, of the book you are currently reading. Share your thoughts and don't forget to also add your post url at Rose City Reader's page!
Beatrice and Virgil by Yann Martel
I am reading this for my Language Arts and I am actually enjoying it.... This is like, probably, the only second book I've ever enjoyed that is for school, because let's face it, most of them are really boring and the work that comes with school reading kind of turns a lot of people off from the book. Anyone have read this book?
"Henry's second novel, written, like his first, under a pen name, had done well. It had won prizes and was translated into dozens of language. Henry was invited to book launches and literary festivals around the world; countless schools and book clubs adopted the book; he regularly saw people reading it on planes and trains; Hollywood is set on turning it into a movie; and so on and so forth."
The Friday 56
"An okapi was looking up at the street at him, its head tilted forward and turned his way, as if it were expecting him. Erasmus didn't notice it. He was sniffing at the wall with great interest."
It's so interesting to read from an actual writer's perspective because I'm only and will always be a reader because writing isn't for me, but it's always great to know what's going into the process of writing and publishing a book. Tell me what you think in the comments below!