The Friday 56 is hosted at Freda's Voice.
Check out the links for the rules and for the posts of the participants each week. Participants don't select their favorite, coolest or most intellectual books, they just use the one they are currently reading.
Book: Bless Me, Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya
Uno. Ultima came to stay with us the summer I was almost seven. When she came the beauty of the llano unfolded before my eyes, and the gurgling waters of the river hum of the turning earth. The magical time of childhood stood still, and the pulse of the living earth pressed its mystery into my living blood.Friday 56:
"¡Adios!" I cried and ran out. I followed the two she-goats hopping up the path ahead of me. They sang and I brayed into the morning air, and the pebbles of the path rang as we raced with time toward the bridge.My comments: Oh wow, wow, wow. I love the language of this book. It is simply exquisite, as the two quotes demonstrate. I just started listening to this audiobook yesterday and I have missed some of the nuances of the book in that format. Thankfully this task sent me to the print book and I discovered the lovely language within.