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)
Lord, Jesus, I’m going to say this right now. I have absolutely no desire to read this book. So, why in the world am I reading it? Good question, and I’m glad you asked.
I decided to read some of my favorite bloggers, Bookstagramers, Booktubers, and just general folks’ best and worst reads of 2020. I thought it would be a fun project to see if I liked or didn’t like their 5⭐️ or 1⭐️ book. This may turn out to be a colossal fail, but for some reason, I am super excited about the challenge, but also super scared.
This book was chosen as the worst read by one of my Booktube commentors. She has recommended some pretty good books and I trust her judgment. But that is not why I’m not interested in this book. I remember when it first came out and I just simply didn’t care then and I don’t care now. However, I’m going to try and keep an open mind.
And, having put all that negativity out there, here’s The Friday 56. I haven’t gotten very far and not by far, I mean I’m just starting.
“. . .it appears that mor and more people, particularly young people, are forgetting this. Numerous professors and educatiors have noted a lack of emotional resilience and an excess of selfish demands in today’s young people. It’s not uncommon now for books to be removed from a class’s curriculum for no other reason than that they made someone feel bad. Speakers and professors are shouted down and banned from campuses for infractions as simple as suggesting that maybe some Halloween costumes really aren’t that offensive.”
Have you read it? If so, what did you think?