Friday, September 17, 2010

The Friday 56

The Friday 56 is a bookish meme which I have seen credited to Storytime with Tonya and The Bookaholic Zone. Whoever's responsible, it's really easy to participate.

*Grab the book nearest you. Right now.
*Turn to page 56 and Find the fifth sentences.
*Post that sentence (plus one or two others if you like) along with these instructions on your blog or (if you do not have your own blog) in the comments section below.
*Post a link along with your post back to this blog and either Storytime with Tonya or The Bookaholic Zone (or both, if you like).
*Don't dig for your favorite book, the coolest, most intellectual. Use the CLOSEST.

Here's mine from my current read The Divine Comedy 1: Hell by Dante Alighieri (trans by Dorothy L Sayers). For the purposes of this meme, I am using page 56 of the actual text by Dante rather than material from the introduction:

The grave-slabs all were thrown back and upturned,
And from within came forth such fearful crying,
'Twas plain that here sad tortured spirits mourned.


Grad said...

Stopping by on the blog hop. Love the meme. Must borrow that one!

Tales of Whimsy said...

Sounds beautiful.

Thanks for visiting my BBF :)