The Friday 56 is a blog hop by Freda’s Voice and the rules are simple:
Turn to the nearest book.
Open it on page 56.
Post a sentence or two.
Join the linky.
Go crazy on the linky.
“Success can be as disastrous as failure – and it almost was. As if we had tapped some underground spring of desire, women came to conferences in such numbers that they overflowed the campuses and government buildings where our shoestring budget put them.
“You should read the book that you hear two booksellers arguing about at the registers while you’re browsing in a bookstore.
You should read the book that you see someone on the train reading and trying to hide that they’re laughing.
You should read the book that you see someone on the train reading and trying to hide that they’re crying.
You should read the book that you find left behind in the airplane seat pocket, on a park bench, on the bus, at a restaurant, or in a hotel room.
You should read the book that you see someone reading for hours in a coffee shop — there when you got there and still there when you left — that made you envious because you were working instead of absorbed in a book.
You should read the book you find in your grandparents’ house that’s inscribed “To Ray, all…
As it’s World Book Day, I thought I’d share my bookshelf with you. How about you? What’s your shelf like?
I’d like to think of mine as quite a good mixture of titles and genres. Unfortunately, I had to leave many of my books behind when I left England to move back to Germany, so I am still rebuilding my personal library.