Friday, July 24, 2015

Friday 56: Week 235


Friday 56 is a meme hosted by Freda's Voice.

Rules:
- Grab a book, any book.
- Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader
- Find any sentence, (or few, just don’t spoil it) that grabs you.
- Post it.

This is from All Roads Lead to Austen: A Yearlong Journey with Jane by Amy Elizabeth Smith. It's the July book I may not finish, but this discussion on Sense & Sensibility makes me eager to get into it further, especially after just finishing the Joanna Trollope's version for The Austen Project.


"Austen's narrative style is distant, but the characters communicate their world. The physical world of the novel isn't very concrete, but there's an internal world you enter... The whole world of the novel is very rigid, very closed. The richness of it all for me is the analysis Austen provides of their feelings."

What books have you been reading this week?

12 comments:

  1. This does sound really interesting but the 56 is a little dry. I do want to read Joanna Trollope's version though. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Yeah, 56% of the Kindle book didn't give me a lot of options.

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  2. Not sure if I'd try this one, yet the title intrigues me:)

    Here's my 56 - http://fuonlyknew.com/2015/07/24/the-friday-56-70-fudging-the-books-by-daryl-wood-gerber/

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    1. I bought the Kindle version of this book when it was on sale because the title appealed to me as well. Thanks for stopping by.

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  3. It seems like it would be a very interesting read. I hope you enjoy it.

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  4. The 56 excerpt sounds like it comes from a text book! I hope the rest of the book is more readable.
    My Friday post features The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty.

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    1. The writing style isn't the greatest, but I do like the premise and the content. I'm trying to look past the writing.

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  5. Sadly I am not sure I could focus on the writing well enough to digest what I was reading. Happy Friday!

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    1. I'm struggling a little bit with the writing for sure.

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  6. I'm intrigued, though the writing is something to be desired.
    Happy weekend!

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    1. Yeah. It wasn't the best choice for my first Friday 56.

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