The Friday 56 – Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson

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)

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.

I started reading Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson and have to admit put it down because I got really angry regarding the United States justice system with it’s systemic and overt racism. I’m picking it back up this weekend, because I want to finish it before the new year.

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.

The county jails where Walter had been housed before his transfer were awful. But the small, hot prison cell on Holman’s death row was far worse. he was used to working outside among the trees with the scent of fresh pine on the cool breeze. Now he found himself staring at the black walls of death row. Fear and anguish unlike anything he’d ever experienced settled on Walter.

Just Mercy pg. 56

Have you read it? If so, what did you think?

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