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: The Belle Sauvage (The Book of Dust #1) by Philip Pullman
Three miles up the river Thames from the center of Oxford, some distance from where the great colleges of Jordan, Gabriel, Balliol, and two dozen others contended for mastery in the boat races, out where the city was only a collection of towers and spires in the distance over the misty levels of Port Meadow, there stood the Priory of Godstow, where the gentle nuns went about their holy business; and on the opposite bank from the priory there was an inn called the Trout.Friday 56:
'I see,' said Coram. 'And what did the prophecy say? Did you happen to overhear?''No, alas. I believe it was simply that the child was of supreme importance in some way. That is what I heard.'Comments: I just picked up this book from the library yesterday and have only read the first three pages so far. I have heard good things about it and I look forward to getting to it when I return from China in ten days. Hopefully I will have time to finish it before it is due once I return from my trip.
The opening sentence cracks me up not because it is funny but because it is so long. And the 56th page quote makes me wonder if this book is related somehow to Pullman;s wonderful series: His Dark Materials (The Golden Compass). Does anyone know?