Friday 56, 6-February-2015

6 Feb

Welcome to the ‘too much snow’ 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 haven’t cracked a new physical book this week and I’m so early in my eBook that I don’t want to look at 56% and have anything ruined, so I grabbed a book off my shelf. This week it’s Girl With a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier. If you haven’t read this one, I recommend it, especially if you like historical fiction. Here’s page 56:

Catharina had little will to climb the stairs these days, but I wondered what Maria Thins, or Cornelia, or anyone would think if they saw us.

This is a great quote and comes during a turning point between Griet (the narrator) and her employer. There was always the undertone of a sexual relationship between the two but I think this quote shows that it’s all based in how Griet is afraid people will perceive them, not how they actually behave. Or maybe I’m not remembering right. Anyone who can correct me?

Until next time, write on.

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6 Responses to “Friday 56, 6-February-2015”

  1. sherry fundin February 6, 2015 at 4:54 PM #

    I do get the feeling of sexual tension. I’m just wondering if it will be good or bad or if it is there at all. Have a good weekend.
    sherry @ fundinmental Friday Memes


    • Sam February 6, 2015 at 6:25 PM #

      It makes for really good story tension in the story. Happy reading!


  2. fredamans February 6, 2015 at 7:44 PM #

    I love the name, Catharina! Sounds like a good, solid read though too!
    Happy weekend!


    • Sam February 6, 2015 at 10:20 PM #

      Thanks. Enjoy your books as well!


  3. Claudia {SparrowHawk} February 8, 2015 at 11:42 AM #

    I haven’t read this novel. Is the quote referring to how one might feel in light of guilt and shame?


    • Sam February 8, 2015 at 12:38 PM #

      More out of fear of others perceptions. It’s set in a time when any contact between men and women was forbidden and the character fears her character is tarnished. Happy reading.


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