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Friday 56, 24-Oct-2014

24 Oct

Hey all!

After taking a week off to move, I’m back to┬áThe Friday 56 hosted by Freda on Freda’s Voice. Head on over there and check out the other participating blogs. The community was ridiculously supportive last time and I’m excited to participate again.

Friday 56

The way this meme works is pretty simple. If you want to join in, head over to Freda’s blog and add your link.

Rules:
*Grab a book, any book (I grab the one I’m currently reading)
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader
*Find any sentence, (or few, just don’t spoil it) that grab you.
*Post it.

As I’m in a bit of a reading slump, I’ve decided to use my Read Along With Me #2 book, The Space Between Us by Thrity Umrigar.

“Serabi has a hajaar things to do more important than taking a shameless girl to an abortion doctor.”

What a sentence! I love how it encapsulates a big struggle in this book (which is no spoiler as it’s on the first page), Maya’s pregnancy. It also addresses that Bhima (the speaker here) feels about Serabi, her employer and not-quite-friend. And it has some of the wonderfully authentic dialogue that Umrigar has dispersed in her characters. It’s a great representation of a book I’m really enjoying.

I’m sorry to have missed my second week at this new meme. I hope to be more consistent going forward because this is such a great community!

Until next time, write on.

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