Friday, January 14, 2011
The Friday 56 is a bookish meme sponsored by Freda's Voice. It's really easy to participate.
*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56.
*Find any sentence that grabs you.
*Link it up at Freda's site.
Here's mine from Time to Be in Earnest: a fragment of autobiography by P. D. James:
Apart from the fun of occasionally finding a treasure or a domestic object needed but no longer made, there is something poignant and nostalgic about the accumulated leavings of dead lives: the old wedding photagraphs and remnants of tea-services, the sentimental Victorian prints, the formal photographs from the 1920s of earnest children posed against obviously spurious backgrounds and gazing into the lens with concentrated innocence.