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. This is the book I'm reading right now:
Book Title: Three Men in a Boat (To Say Nothing of the Dog) by Jerome K. Jerome
There we four of us---George, and William Samuel Harris, and myself, and Montmorency. We were sitting in my room, smoking, and talking about how bad we were--- bad from a medical point of view I mean of course.Friday 56:
Will it be the same in the future? Will the prized treasures of today always be the cheap trifles from the day before? Will rows of our willow-patterned dinner plates be ranged above the chimney-pieces of the great in the year 2000 and odd?My comments: Jerome K. Jerome published this book in 1889. It was a "runaway success and has never been out of print." Touted as a humorous book it seemed like a fun one to pick up to see what all the fuss is about. Well, humor must be one of those things that is tied to a location or a time period because though there are some humorous passages the book generally isn't that funny to me. Now I want to finish it just so I can say I did (finish it.) Isn't the Friday 56 quote true? They are talking about antiques and the twenty-first century. Ha!