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: West With the Night by Beryl Markham
How is it possible to bring order out of memory? I should like to begin at the beginning, patiently, like a weaver at his loom. I should like to say, 'this is the pace to start; there can be no other.'Friday 56:
When I was a child, I spent my days with the Nandi Murani, hunting barefooted, in the Rongai Valley, or in the cedar forests of the Mau Escarpment. At first I was not permitted to carry a spear, but the Murani depended on nothing else.Comments:
This is a memoir written by Beryl Markham the first woman to fly across the Atlantic east to west. She was a contemporary of Karen Blixen and Denys Finch Hatton (Out of Africa) living in what is now called Kenya. She lived an adventurous life and you see from the quote on page 56. Even as a child she ran wild, hunting with natives. Later on the page she lists all the animals they hunted (and avoided.) Published in 1942. I am currently obsessed with Beryl Markham because I just finished the novelized memoir of her life, Circling the Sun by Paula McLain.