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The Friday 56 (With Book Beginnings)

Welcome to Week 210!

*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader
(If you have to improvise, that's ok.)
 *Find any sentence, (or few, just don't spoil it)
*Post it.
*Add your (url) post below in Linky. Add the post url, not your blog url. 
*It's that simple.



My name is John Lago, and I am an intern. I know what you're thinking. Loser. Right? I don't blame you. The word intern triggers many emotional and intellectual responses, most of them negative. But the response I'm most interested in is indifference, which is probably the most common. Intern is spiritually synonymous with inconsequential. After all, and American willing to work like a dog for free is either desperate to make a career change or, more commonly, too green to warrant financial consideration in exchange for labor. Back when we actually made things in this country, it used to be called apprentice. Let's say you wanted an exciting career in the animal husbandry or confectioner trades. You would simply apprentice with a journeyman in one of those fields and learn from experience. Not a bad system. In contemporary society, as we sell our national soul to outsourcing, work has become a compartmentalized system of nonsensical tasks connected by a robot oligarchy posing as progress.

(Yes that is 1 paragraph.)

Rose City Reader


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  1. Interesting. I didn't realize the word "intern" was so negative!

  2. Great post. I love this excerpt.

  3. So true. It seems like every generation says, "the world's going to hell in a hand basket". LOL

  4. Lol, that's some paragraph. Don't think this is a read for me but I love that cover :)
    Our BB

  5. I guess because I work on a college campus where most internships earn class credit I don't see it in the negative way the narrator seems to think.

  6. The author makes a good point in the opening paragraph: intern v. apprentice...oh, the power of words.

  7. That's quite a paragraph! He definitely manages to squeeze a lot of opinions into not much space!

  8. I like the way the narrator thinks. This is so true in society today. It's all about getting something for nothing. I liked it when they were called aprrentices.
    Thanks for another fun Friday 56 Freda and have a wonderful weekend!

  9. Interesting. I just downloaded it to my Kindle. Have a great weekend!

    1. Happy reading!
      I will also be reviewing the next book, The Intern's Handbook, in February! Maybe even with a giveaway... you just never know... LOL

  10. Wow, this looks interesting. Lots of complex thoughts in one blurb. Indifference and inconsequential sure caught my attention. Great descriptive word pictures here. Nice #56!

  11. What an interesting excerpt...and that cover makes me very curious.

  12. Sometimes you can't just use one or two sentences to get your tease across and have it make some kind of sense. :)

    Have a great weekend!

  13. One long paragraph!!

    I never though intern would be such a bad term. :) Lots of things to think about in that paragraph.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Silver's Reviews
    My Book Beginnings

  14. that's an interesting definition


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