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 Beginnings: (from the preface)
This inscription could be seen on the glass door of small shop, but naturally this was only the way it looked if you were inside the dimly lit shop, looking out at the street through the plateglass doorFriday 56:
Cairon's story of the terrible happenings in all parts of Fantastica had made an impression on him, but thus far the disaster was something he had only heard about. On the seventh day he was to see it with his own eyes.Comments: I am within 25 pages of the end of the book. It has sometimes been very exciting and other times a bit tedious, but always highly imaginative about a troubled boy who discovers an extraordinary storybook-and the fantastical world within its pages.. This book came to my attention because it was listed in a book of 501-Must-Read books. I'm wondering if the tedious bits are magnified in the audio format I'm using to consume this book. If I were reading the print edition my eyes would generally skip ahead during slow parts. My daughter tells me that there is a movie made from the book.
***I'm surprised that no one has made a comment about the backwards words. I thought I was pretty clever for adding them to the post (my daughter figured out how to make them.)