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Friday 56, 12-December-2014

12 Dec

Welcome to the Last Day of Finals edition of The Friday 56 hosted by Freda on Freda’s Voice. 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.

I’m currently reading The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood and I’m really enjoying it. It’s the right mix of creepy and scary and entertaining. Pretty much, it’s amazing. Here’s a quote from the 56th page:

Ignoring isn’t the same as ignorance, you have to work at it.

Wow. I think this really speaks to the story. Offred and her contemporaries ignored the violence and oppression happening around them because it wasn’t happening to them. They knew about it, just choose not to worry about it. By the time it was happening to them, there was nothing they could do. They were being ignored. She was trying to ignore the things she knew were happening around her and it took an effort to continue on as if nothing was wrong. Wow. Yay Margaret Atwood.

Until next time, write on.

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