The Friday 56 is a weekly meme hosted over at Freda’s Voice. The rules are simple and go something like this.
1. 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)
This weeks Friday 56 is a reread from some 20+ years ago. I haven’t started it yet, but I will in 2017. It’s part of a reading challenge I’m participating in next year.
And without further ado The Friday 56 comes from Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart. The first time I read this was in high school and truthfully I didn’t get much out of it back then; but it’s been one those books that kind of stuck with me and kept pulling me back. So, I figured now was a good time to (1) Reread it, (2) get if off my TBR list and (3) check it off my Diversity Reading list.
At first, a fairly small swarm came. They were the harbingers sent to survey the land. And then appeared on the horizon a slowly-moving mass like a boundless sheet of black cloud drifting towards Umuofia. Soon it covers half the sky, and the solid mass was now broken by tiny eyes of light like shining star dust. It was a tremendous sight, full of power and beauty.
Chinua Achebe, Things Fall Apart p. 56
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