This book meme is hosted by Freda at Freda’s Voice. Be sure to visit her blog if you would like to participate!
- Grab a book, any book.
- Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader (If you have to improvise, that’s ok.)
- Find any sentence, (or few, just don’t spoil it)
- Post it.
- Add your (URL) post in the Linky on Friday 56. Add the post URL, not your blog URL.
This week’s excerpt is from Rabbit Cake by Annie Hartnett.
I warned them both in advance not to embarrass me in front of my colleagues. Dad laughed when I said that, but Lizzie crossed-her-heart-and-hoped-to-die that she wouldn’t. It was one of her good-sister moments.
About the Book
Elvis Babbitt has a head for the facts: she knows science proves yellow is the happiest color, she knows a healthy male giraffe weighs about 3,000 pounds, and she knows that the naked mole rat is the longest living rodent. She knows she should plan to grieve her mother, who has recently drowned while sleepwalking, for exactly eighteen months. But there are things Elvis doesn’t yet know—like how to keep her sister Lizzie from poisoning herself while sleep-eating or why her father has started wearing her mother’s silk bathrobe around the house. Elvis investigates the strange circumstances of her mother’s death and finds comfort, if not answers, in the people (and animals) of Freedom, Alabama. As hilarious a storyteller as she is heartbreakingly honest, Elvis is a truly original voice in this exploration of grief, family, and the endurance of humor after
That’s it for this edition of Friday 56! What do you think of this quote? Would you keep reading?