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Thursday, April 28, 2016

Friday Quotes, April 29

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: Anna and the Swallow Man by Gavriel Savit

Book Beginnings:
When Anna Lania woke on the morning of the sixth of November in the year 1939---her seventh---there were several things she did not know: (several paragraphs follow with the list of things she does not know.)
Friday 56 (Actually page 64): 
"I know it is. The thing is, I'm trying to teach you a whole new language. My language: Road. And in Road there's more than one way to say everything. It's very tricky."
Comments: Set in Poland at the beginning of WWII, Anna is left abandoned when the Nazis take her father. She doesn't know what to do or whom to trust. Her father was a linguist and taught Anna several languages but now that he is gone she has to learn a new language: Road. It is the language "spoken" by the Swallow Man. Since I've only read a few pages so far, I don't know who he is.

I have several friends who are sick of reading WWII fiction. I haven't had my fill of them yet. How about you?


  1. Oh, I definitely would want to know more! Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

  2. I'm not sure about this one, but you do have me curious. I just read a book called Sparrow Man, so birds are on my brain. Happy reading.
    sherry @ fundinmental Friday Memes

  3. Sounds really interesting. I hope you enjoy it. Today I am featuring Traitor Angels by Anne Blankman from my review stack. Happy reading!

  4. Cover is beautiful. I do need to give WWII books a break every now and then, but I'll never stop reading them. Thanks for sharing. I'm featuring Fortune's Rocks this week.

  5. I'm still enjoying WWII stories, and this sounds like a good one, especially since it's set in Poland. Seems like most of the ones I've read take place in England.
    Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment.
    Sandy @ TEXAS TWANG

  6. I read this book a while ago and I didn't enjoy it, but, I hope you like it.

  7. This definitely sounds like a book you need to keep reading. I am curious to know more. I've added it to my TBR list. Happy Reading!

  8. I think I need more... But hope you love it! Happy weekend!

  9. Such a lovely cover for this book. I'd keep reading it and I know my mother would love it. We enjoy the same books.

    My Friday 56 from Titans

  10. I hope you're enjoying it! I'd love for you to check out mine... http://tinyurl.com/LisaKsBookReviewsBFB

  11. I love reading WW1 and WW2 books so I say keep reading if you enjoy them!
    I do like the beginning and the 56 - very curious about what happens to this girl - here's my Friday meme

  12. I also love WWII novels. I always say that I won't read another one and here I just listed Anna and the swallow man.

  13. Funny how your beginning and 56 are sort of opposites :) Enjoy!

  14. Great title, and the beginning lines are pulling me in.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Silver's Reviews
    My Book Beginnings

  15. This sounds intriguing! Definitely adding it to my tbr - so I haven't had my fill either! :)

    Check out my Friday 56 (With Book Beginnings).


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