Friday, January 21, 2011

Friday 56

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.
*Post it.
*Link it up at Freda's site.

Here's mine from The X in Sex: How the X Chromosome Controls Our Lives by David Bainbridge:

All our other chromosomes come in neat pairs, but men inherit a messy pair of unequal sex chromosomes--gangly big X and stunted little Y.

Not exactly a riveting passage. BUT, for non-fiction, this is a pretty interesting (and quick-reading) book. Here's a better quote from page 47:

So, some animals have no sex at all, some animals can be either sex, and some animals decide what sex to be on the basis of where they are, how hot they feel, or which of their friends happen to be nearby.


Sherrie said...

Sounds interesting. Love quote from page 47, more interesting. Have a great day!

Just Books

fredamans said...

Interesting and true! Thanks for participating!

Yvonne said...

Sounds like an interesting one.