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The Friday 56

Welcome to Week 223!


Rules:
*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.



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You're never too young to learn, she says. Come on, it'll be great. We'll all pee in our pants laughing.

ONLY FRIDAY 56 PARTICIPANTS MAY USE THE LINKY
Book Beginnings leave your links in the comments.


1. Night
We slept in what had once been the gymnasium. The floor was of varnished wood, with stripes and circles painted on it, for the games that were formerly played there; the hoops for the basketball nets were still in place, though the nets were gone. A balcony ran around the room, for the spectators, and I thought I could smell, faintly like an afterimage, the pungent scent of sweat, shot through with the sweet taint of chewing gum and perfume from the watching girls, felt-skirted as I knew from pictures, later in miniskirts, then pants, then in one earring, spiky green-streaked hair. Dances would have been held there; the music lingered, a palimpsest of unheard sound, style upon style, and undercurrent of drums, a forlorn wail, garlands made of tissue-paper flowers, cardboard devils, a revolving ball of mirrors, powdering the dancers with a snow of light.













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Comments

  1. Funny how the Beginning and the 56 don't match the cover at all.

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  2. This was such a good book. I really need to re-read it.

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  3. This book, though so disturbing, is so thought-provoking. It is a story that has stayed with me ever since I read it.
    My Friday quotes

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  4. Love Margaret Atwood. I'm due to read this book again. Have you ever read "Alias Grace"?

    Besos Sarah

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    1. Sadly, no. This is my first time reading any Atwood. :-)

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  5. Ha ha ha! Well that's a fun way to look at it :D I'd like to know what this learning adventure entails though, since "peeing in your pants" may quite possibly be involved!

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  6. Ooo, Atwood is just so good. Re-reading that beginning makes me want to re-read the whole book. Though of hers I need to get to Oryx and Crake next so I can do the entire Maddadam series finally.

    My book beginning lives here in case you are interested: http://www.rosecityreader.com/2015/04/book-beginning-heart-has-many-doors.html

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  7. I read 'The Handmaid's Tale' in school and didn't appreciate it enough but in the last year I've grown to love it! I hope you enjoy it and thanks for adding me to the linky! Thanks for sharing :) I hope you have a great weekend!
    My Friday post
    Juli @ Universe in Words

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  8. To clarify, if one does both, we shouldn't use the linky? I will today but would like to know for the future. TIA

    brenda

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    1. If you participate in the 56 you can use the Linky. :-)

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  9. I have this one on my Kindle, but haven't read it yet.

    Have a great weekend!

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  10. Great post! Interesting cover art and exciting, descriptive writing style!

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  11. I remember seeing this book around a while ago. I'm curious what genre it is. You quote is fun and the beginning is wonderfully written.

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  12. This is one of those books that I'm embarrassed that I haven't read. Atwood's writing is so descriptive!

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  13. I loved this one! I read it first several years ago, and then reread it a couple of years ago. I think it is one of the best dystopian novels I've read. Thanks for sharing.

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  14. I read 'The Handmaid's Tale' a few months ago. Loved it! Great choice for the 56. I hope you enjoy the book. Happy reading!

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  15. I loved The Handmaid's Tale. It blew my mind completely. Amazing choice!

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  16. interesting last sentence

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  17. Great pick, as this is one of my favorite books!

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  18. I need to read this book! I really her MaddAddam books, and I've heard amazing things about this one.

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  19. This one has been sitting unread on my shelf for too long. I really should get around to reading it soon. Hope you enjoy it.

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  20. I haven't read this book but I have heard a lot about it. I might need to pick it up one of these days
    Thanks for sharing.
    Amanda

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  21. Such a classic which left me creeped out.

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  22. Awesome pick I've been dying to read this book for some time know it looks and sounds utterly fantastic! Thanks for stopping by my blog and have a great weekend as well! :)

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  23. I like the cover, but could never get into her books.

    I hope you enjoy it.

    Elizabeth
    Silver's Reviews
    My Book Beginnings

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  24. The Handmaids Tale was one of the first books I read that really made me think.

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