The Friday 56 is hosted at Freda's Voice. Find a quote from page 56.
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:
Title: Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
Ships at a distance have every man’s wish on board.Friday 56:
She snatched her head away from the spectacle and began muttering to herself. "They oughta be shamed uh theyselves! Teasin' dat poor brute beast lak they is! Done been worked tuh death; done had his disposition ruint wid mistreatment, and now they got tuh finish devilin"im tuh death.Book Ending:
She pulled in her horizon like a great fish net…So much of life in its meshes. She called in her soul to come and see.Comments: I just finished this classic book yesterday. I listened to the audiobook which was a good choice because the book was written in the Southern vernacular of the 1930s. You see that in the quote from page 56. Read it out loud. It will help you understand what is being said. (Hint, the character is reacting to the teasing of a mule.) I had to listen to the ending three times. It was so exquisite. i didn't really include a long enough quote for you to understand it but I think it does draw the story to a nice ending.