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Friday 56, 14-Nov-2014

14 Nov

Welcome to the ‘Veterans’ Day Observed ‘edition of The Friday 56 hosted by Freda on Freda’s Voice. (This means I’m not working today, yay!) Head on over there and check out the other participating blogs. The community has been really great and I’m excited to jump in!

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.

*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.

I don’t have an in-process physical book I haven’t used for this yet, so I’m grabbing a title I read recently, Canada by Richard Ford. I really enjoyed the selection and I love this quote on page 56.

Large occurrences were going on- larger than my father beginning a new job, or leaving the Air Force, or picking up and moving to a new town.

Richard Ford does an amazing job building tension in this book and I think this quote illustrates that beautifully. This is not a spoiler because you find out about it in the first sentence, but the narrator’s parents are going to rob a bank and that’s the large occurrence that’s stirring in this scene. Ford does a great job of giving us the child’s perspective of everything happening around him yet letting us in on what the parents are doing and saying. This was a really good read.

Until next time, write on.

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