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: My Brilliant Career by Miles Franklin
'Boo, hoo! Ow,ow; Oh! oh! Me'll die. Boo, hoo. The pain, the pain! Boo, hoo.'Friday 56:
I was not sufficiently ill to be miserable, and being a pampered invalid was therefore fine fun.Comments: The narrator of this very Australian story is Sybylla, as was the author. It is set in the outback where life is very tough and the advantages very few. Sybylla doesn't fit with her family. She is always pining for something more, something brilliant to do with her life. It was first published in 1901.
I am reading this book as part of my Classics Club reads and it was the spin book chosen for the month. I've long wanted to read My Brilliant Career because my mother used to tell me that I reminded her of Sybylla. Having seen the movie, I thought she meant that I was like Sybylla because we both had frizzy hair. Now I wonder if she meant that I was always the most dissatisfied of my siblings, always dreaming and striving, like the narrator. I honestly don't know what she meant by the comparison. So far, I'm about 40% completed, I like the book but it is certainly set in Australia using words and locations I am not familiar with.