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Friday, January 1, 2016

Friday Quotes---January 1st

Book Beginnings on Friday is hosted by Rose City ReaderShare the opening quote from the book.
The Friday 56 is hosted at Freda's VoiceFind 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:

Book Title: The Yearling by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings

Book Beginnings:
A column of smoke rose thin and straight from the cabin chimney. The smoke was blue where it left the red of the clay.
Friday 56: 
Lem said to him in a low voice, "Iffen I only had my sweetheart here, to sing and dance." Jody asked him brashly, "who-all's your sweetheart?"
Comments: I am finally reading this classic coming-of-age tale which won the Pulitzer Prize in 1938. The book isn't exactly riveting stuff but it is very descriptive as you see from the first quote and full of the local dialect from the Florida setting exampled in the second quote. Have you every read this classic? What are your memories of it?


  1. Happy New Year!!

    ENJOY your book and reading weekend.

    Silver's Reviews
    My Book Beginnings

  2. I've never read this book. Since I'm from Florida, maybe I should! By the way, I think you'd love most of MZB's books.


  3. I have never read this book, but I have heard of it. I am glad you are liking it, even if it isn't riveting. Thanks for sharing!

  4. I don't think I've read this book.

    Happy New Year!

  5. I feel like I know this book but am really not sure. Sounds so familiar.
    Happy new year and happy weekend!

  6. Hi Anne,

    I haven't come across either author, book, or film before, although as we used to visit Florida so often it felt like second home, so I think that perhaps I should give it a try.

    Every year, I promise myself that I will read more of the classic books and authors, however there are always so many pending author and publisher review requests landing in my inbox, that it just never seems to happen!

    I love the lyrical and descriptive qualities associated with the classical writers and this one sounds like no exception.

    Thanks for sharing and all best wishes for The New Year :)


  7. I can't hear this title without thinking of the Gilmore Girls Film Festival episode!

  8. I havent read The Yearling but as I recall I have seen the old movie of it, which was crushingly sad. One of the all time sad animals stories ever made. I think I only saw it once as a young kid and that was too much perhaps


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