The Friday 56

The Friday 56 is a weekly meme hosted over at Freda’s Voice. The rules are simple and go something like this.

Friday 561.  Grab a book, any book.
2.  Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader (If you have to improvise, that’s ok.)
3.  Find any sentence, (or a few, just don’t spoil it)
4.  Post it.
5.  Add the post url, not your blog url to the Linky.
6. Tweet it #Friday56 (not an official Freda’s Voice rule)

The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky is on my Back to the Classics Challenge 2015 reading list. I had at least half a dozen classics in translation that I was considering, but ultimately narrowed it down to two I hadn’t yet read (the other is The Three Musketeers by Alexander Dumas). Here’s my reading list.

I decided to go with Dostoyevsky because I’ve had the pleasure and/or misfortune of watching many Three Musketeers movies over the years and pretty much have the gist of book. I will read it someday, I’m sure. 

Madame Hohlakov witnessing the elder’s conversation with the peasants and his blessings of them shed silent tears and wiped them away with her handkerchief. She was sentimental and of a genuinely good disposition in many respects. When the elder, still followed by Porfiry and Alyosha went up to her at last she met him enthusiastically.

“Ah, how I have felt looking on at this touching scene!. . .” She could not go on for emotion. “Oh, I understand the people’s love for you. I love the people myself. I want to love them. And who could help loving them, our splendid Russian people, so simple in their greatness!”

The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

If you want to check up on my Challenge progress, follow me on Goodreads and check my Back to the Classics shelf.

5 thoughts on “The Friday 56

  1. Nicole August 8, 2015 / 4:13 pm

    That cover is intense. I should try to read more classics but I get burnt out on them fast. Happy Weekend!


    • The Broken Spine August 10, 2015 / 12:20 am

      Hi Nicole, classics can burn you out, but at the same time can be very gratifying. I just finished Charles Dickens Bleak House, which is nearly 1000 pages and I had to take it in small doses. It was great to read it without any college pressure or deadlines. If you’re not a one book at a time reader – read it a classic in-between your other reads.


    • The Broken Spine August 10, 2015 / 12:20 am

      Thanks Freda for stopping by and it’s been a long time since I’ve read any Dostoyevsky, but I’m hoping I’ll come across some of those quotes when I start The Brothers Karamazov.


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