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: X: a novel by Ilyasah Shabazz and Kekla Magoon
Harlem, New York, 1945. Friends tell me trouble's coming. I ease out of the restaurant onto the sidewalk, gun in my pocket.Friday 56:
But they were always see-you-tomorrows good-byes, not see-you-I-don't-know-when. We've always been a walk or a shout away from one another. This is different. This is huge.Comments: X: a novel is a novelization of the formative years of Malcolm X. The style in which the story is told is not linear. It travels back and forth in time so we get the full picture of what made him who he was. Ilyasah Shabazz, one of the authors, is Malcolm X's daughter. The first quote is from the time he is running for his life during his rough period. The second quote is about the time he is moved into a foster home away from his mother and siblings.