Friday 56, 5-December-2014

5 Dec

Welcome to the post-Thanksgiving edition of The Friday 56 hosted by Freda on Freda’s Voice. I missed last week due to travels but I’m glad to be back. Head on over there and check out the other participating blogs.

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.

The book I’ve in the middle of now is These is my Words by Nancy E. Turner. It’s a story about a girl growing up in the Arizona Territories around 1880. I’ve enjoyed it a lot more than I thought I would. Page 56 is only a few lines (end of a chapter) but this is from the bottom of page 55. It’s the narrator answering a question her brother asked her about how a man should court a woman.

Well, I don’t know those things but I tried to tell him to just wash his face and hands and comb his hair, be an honest man and a good sport and kind hearted to her feelings, and if she doesn’t like him he has got to go slow, and bring her some flowers and such and tip his hat.

I thought this was a great summary of how a woman wants to be treated whether it’s today or in the 1880s. It’s fun to read this now and see how women have been courted in the book since Sarah (the narrator) said this.

Until next time, write on.

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6 Responses to “Friday 56, 5-December-2014”

  1. Katherine @ I Wish I Lived in a Library December 5, 2014 at 4:05 PM #

    Sounds like an interesting setting and I like the conversational tone of the excerpt. Thanks for sharing!


    • Sam December 6, 2014 at 9:15 PM #

      I finished the book today and enjoyed it enormously. I recommend it!


  2. fredamans December 5, 2014 at 8:57 PM #

    Sounds like he is prepping to be a husband.
    Happy weekend!


    • Sam December 6, 2014 at 9:15 PM #

      He makes a great one in the end. Happy Reading!


  3. Claudia {SparrowHawk} December 6, 2014 at 11:42 PM #

    Someone is definitely offering some good advice; although, what if the girl just simply is not interested? The pursuit can be quite annoying in that case 😉

    Hope you’re enjoying your break and holiday season!


    • Sam December 7, 2014 at 6:36 PM #

      Thanks, Claudia! I’ll enjoy it even more after my statistics final on Friday is over!


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