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The Friday 56 (With Book Beginnings & Instagram 56)

Welcome to Week 264!

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.


Or join The Friday 56 on Instagram!

Rules:
* Grab a book and find a creative way to showcase your 56.
It can be a photo of the book and the 56 in comments, or whatever you come up with.
Make sure to use the hashtag #Friday56
*Add your Instagram url to the Linky.
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Page 56

One morning when I open my eyes, I find Muthi sitting next to me. She is patiently waiting for me to wake up. I rub my eyes and look at her.


A photo posted by Freda Mans (@fredasphotos) on
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Book Beginnings leave your links in the comments if you didn't join in the Friday 56.
Book Beginnings

Chapter One
Kashi's Story

Kashi's day follows the rhythm of the sun.She can hear the far off sound of a rooster crowing and the final notes of the nightingale. It is still dark outside; the only hint of the coming dawn is the faint tinges on the horizon, a pale suspicion of light. Kashi wants to burrow her head into the pillow and keep the day at bay. But before long her father will be asking for his first cup of coffee, and besides it is almost time to get ready to go work at the Big House. Spending time with Meena and her mother is the highlight of her day. She loves the walk up the slope, past the meadow filled with wild mustard, and through the dark cavern of trees. The trail leads through the raspberry brambles and past wild crabapple trees. Coming up the hill and seeing the Big House for the first time, as it is called by the villagers, is always a thrill. The house or bungalow is not the biggest home in the hilltop village of Mahagiri but somehow it seems to occupy a lot of space with its cream-colored walls and bright red tile roof. The front entrance is a welcoming riot of brilliant bougainvillea blossoms and yellow roses. Her mistress, Little Mother, loves roses and the front yard is a riot of neon orange, red, white, blinding yellow, pale pink and a deep almost lack red blooms that fill the air with their intoxicating fragrance. The smell of the roses is a haven of peace for Kashi.






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Comments

  1. Delicious book! Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Lovely opening. Sounds like Kashi lives in a beautiful place.

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  3. Hmm, I'm thinking Muthi is either a dog or a cat or at least I'm hoping. Tt would be kind of strange for a person to sit and stare at you until you wake up. Now I need to know! Happy Friday.

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  4. I can picture the landscape and almost breathe in its fragrance. Nice cover art, too.

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  5. Makes you want to be there. :-)
    sherry @ fundinmental Friday Memes

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  6. I like Indian food and spices and would enjoy this book!

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  7. I enjoy books with food in them. We all have to eat:) Sounds lovely.

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  8. I love that descriptive writing! I can easily see the big house and all the flowers around it. Beautiful!

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  9. Such lovely descriptions of where she lives.

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  10. Love the cover....and I always LOVED My Mother's Kitchen. Always something good cooking or baking.

    Elizabeth
    Silver's Reviews
    My Book Beginnings

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  11. I read this and really enjoyed it! I love the snippets you've shared! It's so pretty.

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  12. That takes me back, Freda. Mutti (like the Muthi in your excerpt) was the Swiss version of Mommy. My mother was born in Switzerland, so I grew up with it. I think this would be a very nostalgic read for me.

    Here's my Friday 56.

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  13. Yay!!! You have it, you have it!!!

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  14. A novel with recipes? Sounds like the best of both worlds. Thanks for sharing.

    Besos, Sarah
    Journeys of The Zoo

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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.

Or join The Friday 56 on Instagram!

Rules: * Grab a book and find a creative way to showcase your 56. It can be a photo of the book and the 56 in comments, or whatever you come up with. Make sure to use the hashtag #Friday56 *Add your Instagram url to the Linky.
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Kindle: 1331.0 KBPrint: 307 pagesPublisher: William Morrow; Reprint edition (Jan. 27 2015)ASIN: B00K53D3JC

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