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: The Game of Love and Death by Martha Brockenbrough
The figure in the fine gray suit materialized in the nursery and stood over the sleeping infant, inhaling the sweet, milky night air.Friday 56:
His was the exhaustion built of nights listening to jazz music and dreaming of Flora. He'd been every night for weeks. He still hadn't worked up the nerve to speak to her again.My thoughts: Set in Seattle in the 1930s, Henry (the baby in the first line) and Flora were destined to meet, seemingly pawns in a game between Love and Death. But since I've only read three chapters I am not sure if I have the story all sorted out yet. Everyone is talking about this book with its fabulous reviews and I look forward to digging in.