Hosted by Freda’s Voice, The Friday 56 follows these simple rules:
Grab a book, any book.
Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader.
Find any sentence (or few, just don’t spoil it) that grabs you.
Okay, so I know I’ve made it seem like I’ve read Sara Gruen’s Water for Elephants, but the truth is I’d only seen the film! For shame! Now that’s off my chest, I can happily report that the book is fabulous, too. I finished it in three days! What I don’t like about my copy (which I bought for $2.00 at a Goodwill) is that it boasts the movie poster as its cover. Why do they do that? Serious pet peeve!!
“What is this?” says Uncle Al from the depths of a winged chair. He is seated at a table with three other men, twaddling a fat cigar between the finger and thumb of one hand and holding five fanned cards in the other. A snifter of brandy rests on the table in front of him. Just beyond it is a large pile of poker chips.
“Jumped the train, sir. Found him sneaking through a sleeper.”
Officially on the bucket list: jump a moving train. As always folks, happy weekend!