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)
I’m involved in a book club that a few of my coworkers and I got together. We’re a pretty eclectic bunch and there is no shortage of sarcasm and smart arse-y, which is awesome.
Anyway, our next read is Washington Black by Esi Edugyan. I don’t usually jump on the reading hyped books bandwagon because I find they rarely live up to the hype. But Washington Black was definitely enjoyable.
This week’s Friday 56 is a quote I wish from the depths of my being I could do. But unfortunately I’ve to eat and I’ve got bills to pay.
I was a child no more; I was already a yong man of sixteen. And so I found intermittent work at the docks. This work was a choice made in strength – for I governed how much I worked and spen the rest of my days as I wished. I recalled what Big Kit had once said about freedom – that if he did not feel like working , the free man tossed down his shovel. If he did not like a question, he made no answer. And I was trying my best to live up to that ideal, to be my own free man.
Washington Black pg. 212
Have you read it? If so, what did you think?