Friday 56, 30-January-2015

30 Jan

Welcome to the ‘last ditch attempt to finish a book day’ 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’ve gotten into a new book this week from my book club’s selection. It’s Claire of the Sea Light by Edwidge Danticat and I’m really enjoying it so far. Here’s a great quote from page 56. Two of the characters are debating what to name their daughter and the mother has proposed the name Rose.

Whatever she’d proposed would have been okay with him, because he was convinced, just as the doctor was, that the child would not live even an hour, much less a day.

I didn’t expect to like this story so much but it’s impressed me very quickly. I’m a fan and I think it will be a good book discussion.

Until next time, write on.

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22 Responses to “Friday 56, 30-January-2015”

  1. Breana M. January 30, 2015 at 1:01 PM #

    That’s an interesting quote, but its kind of sad. Now I’m wondering how the story went. Thanks for sharing! 🙂


    • Sam January 30, 2015 at 1:19 PM #

      The story has been anything but happy so far. I hope for a satisfactory ending. Happy reading!


  2. Alicia @ A Kernel of Nonsense January 30, 2015 at 2:55 PM #

    I love the title of this one, and that 56 just breaks my heart. I hope you enjoy the rest of the book and have a lovely weekend!


  3. Catherine @ Book Club Librarian January 30, 2015 at 3:11 PM #

    A very interesting, but sad, quote. I’ve heard many good things about this author, but I haven’t yet read any of her works.


    • Sam January 30, 2015 at 3:12 PM #

      The story is really great. It seems like it was well received as well.


  4. Sandra Nachlinger January 30, 2015 at 4:47 PM #

    Oh, my! That sounds incredibly sad. I hope the rest of the story is more upbeat.
    My Friday post features A DARK & STORMY KNIGHT.


    • Sam January 30, 2015 at 5:14 PM #

      I’m not to sure it will pick up haha. I’ve been reading a lot of sad books lately


  5. Katherine @ I Wish I Lived in a Library January 30, 2015 at 7:09 PM #

    Sounds interesting. I like that you didn’t expect to like it but are really enjoying it. Love when that happens!


    • Sam January 30, 2015 at 7:09 PM #

      It’s a great feeling. Happy reading!


  6. Laura Thomas January 30, 2015 at 8:26 PM #

    Such a sad quote. Yet she ch ose the nameRose so I’m hoping life blooms:)
    My 56 –


    • Sam January 30, 2015 at 8:34 PM #

      I won’t say it doesn’t end well because I haven’t finished it yet, but a happy ending doesn’t seem to be in the cards. I hope your read is happier!


  7. Louise January 30, 2015 at 8:41 PM #

    Such a sad quote – I’m hoping Rose lived and thrived.


    • Sam January 30, 2015 at 8:59 PM #

      …no guarantees. It’s a really great story. I hope I’ve piqued your interest. Happy reading.


  8. Shin January 30, 2015 at 11:12 PM #

    Aww. That’s heartbreaking ;(

    I think i need to have this. I’m gonna have it on my TBR list.

    Enjoy reading and have a good day!


    • Sam January 30, 2015 at 11:13 PM #

      I’m glad I piqued your interest. Happy reading!


  9. fredamans January 31, 2015 at 1:08 PM #

    Sounds like an uber sad 56! Hope it’s a good read!
    Happy weekend!


    • Sam January 31, 2015 at 1:53 PM #

      I’ve found that a lot of my books have been sad lately. I still enjoy them! Happy reading.


  10. Claudia {SparrowHawk} January 31, 2015 at 4:14 PM #

    I had to go and scope out the book over at Goodreads, because this 56 is so affecting! It looks like it is one of those books that will leave its imprint; I hope you are enjoying it Sam!


    • Sam January 31, 2015 at 5:58 PM #

      The writing is really beautiful. It reminds me slightly of Umrigar but set in Haiti. Have a great weekend, Claudia!


  11. elisebx February 1, 2015 at 3:16 PM #

    It’s amazing how there’s a whole story in such a small quote. Beautiful yet tragic.


    • Sam February 1, 2015 at 3:20 PM #

      It really is. It sets the tone well for the book, too.


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