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: Dreaming the Beatles: The Love Story of One Band and the Whole World by Rob Sheffield
The Beatles are far more famous and beloved now than they were in their lifespan. when they were merely the four most famous and beloved people on earth...They sincerely tried breaking up---it just didn't work. They've gone from being the world's biggest group to the act that's bigger than all the rest of pop music combined.Friday 56: (Referring to George Harrison)
He was a quiet and introspective kid who found himself at the center of a pop explosion, admired around the world but still treated as a little boy by his bandmates. He could have let himself get torn apart by the experience...Instead he decided to keep his wits about him and see what he could learn from the whole ride. Yet you can hear how deeply it wounded him, always following the cool kids around, yearning to be a Beatle, even though as far as the world was concerned, he always was.Comment: I am an unabashed Beatles fan. You'd think that everything we could ever know about the Beatles has already been written. But Sheffield, a columnist for Rolling Stone magazine, takes an unconventional look at the Beatles' astounding story and the love affair they continue to have with the world, over fifty years after their inception. The writing style, as you see from the samples is fun and easy to read. It makes me want to break out my old albums and play along as he talks about various songs and inspirations for them.