Friday 56, 2-January-2015

2 Jan

Welcome to the first 2015 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 just started a new physical book and it’s in Spanish! (I’ll provide a translation, no worries.) It’s slow going, so I hope this quote doesn’t ruin the plot for me but I’ll give you a taste of La Sombra del Viento (The Shadow of the Wind) by Carlos Ruiz Zafón Here’s a quote from page 56:

A Clara le encantaba sentarse a escuchar los murmullos de la gente en el claustro y adivinar el eco de los pasos en los callejones de piedra. (Clara liked to sit and listen to the whispers of the people in the cloister and guess the echo of the steps in the stone alley.)

I haven’t met Clara yet, so I’m not really sure what to expect of her from this passage. I like the description of her as a quiet person and I can picture her sitting quietly, listening to footsteps and trying to guess who it is. It’s a silly little game, but it could take up hours of a person’s life. I’ve been told the descriptions in this book are amazing and I hope my terrible translation helped to illustrate them.

Until next time, write on.

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