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The #Friday56 #Instagram56

Welcome to week 476!

RULES:

*Grab a book, any book.

*Turn to Page 56 or 56% on your ereader.
If you have to improvise, that is okay.

*Find a snippet, short and sweet.

*Post it, and add the url to your post in the Linky below.

Also join in the fun on Instagram using the hashtags #Instagram56 #Friday56

Happy weekend to you all!


Check out this read on Amazon.

Read my review.



Here is my snippet from page 56...






Book Beginnings leave your links in the comments if you didn't join in the Friday 56.










Q: Quote your favorite author.
A: ~ Maya Angelou
( I have 2 Maya Angelou quote tattoos. This is one of them.)

 You may write me down in history
With your bitter, twisted lies,
You may trod me in the very dirt
But still, like dust, I'll rise.

Does my sassiness upset you?
Why are you beset with gloom?
’Cause I walk like I've got oil wells
Pumping in my living room.

Just like moons and like suns,
With the certainty of tides,
Just like hopes springing high,
Still I'll rise.

Did you want to see me broken?
Bowed head and lowered eyes?
Shoulders falling down like teardrops,
Weakened by my soulful cries?

Does my haughtiness offend you?
Don't you take it awful hard
’Cause I laugh like I've got gold mines
Diggin’ in my own backyard.

You may shoot me with your words,
You may cut me with your eyes,
You may kill me with your hatefulness,
But still, like air, I’ll rise.

Does my sexiness upset you?
Does it come as a surprise
That I dance like I've got diamonds
At the meeting of my thighs?

Out of the huts of history’s shame
I rise
Up from a past that’s rooted in pain
I rise
I'm a black ocean, leaping and wide,
Welling and swelling I bear in the tide.

Leaving behind nights of terror and fear
I rise
Into a daybreak that’s wondrously clear
I rise
Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave,
I am the dream and the hope of the slave.
I rise
I rise
I rise.















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Comments

  1. I like the look and sound of this one.

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  2. That cover is so appealing--it sends out great vibes!

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  3. Love the Maya Angelou poem. Thank you.

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  4. What a lovely cover and I like that 56. Have a good weekend!

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  5. Sounds like a really fun book! Patsy Pringle sounds like a Marvel character.. heehee.
    Thanks for sharing!
    Be safe :)

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  6. The Maya Angelou poem takes my breath right away. So powerful.

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  7. Sounds like a book suitable to these troubled times. Love the quotes.

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  8. This sounds like a good book. Nice cover too. Have a great weekend!

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  9. This sounds like a really fun, light read! I love the snippets. I love that you have Maya Angelou quote tattoos! What a wonderful choice. That's one of my favorite poems of hers, too.

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  10. This sounds like a fun read. And I adore Maya Angelou. Id' love for you and your readers to check out mine . . . https://lisaksbookthoughts.blogspot.com/2020/05/its-cozy-food-friday-that-means-its.html

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  11. Sounds like a heart-warming read :)
    I really love Maya Angelou's poetry!

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  12. Great quotes! I love that you have them as tattoos!

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  13. Hi Freda,
    Love poem and your book has an awesome
    cover...the beginning sounds mysterious.
    Have a great day!

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  14. Your book sounds like a nice diversion!

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  15. I have been hearing good things about It Happens Every Spring. I hope you are enjoying it!

    I came very close to sharing a poem by Maya Angelou for this round's Book Blogger Hop. I love her poetry. She was such a wise woman and so much of what she says is still relevant today--and to the human condition. Such an awesome choice! Thank you for sharing.

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  16. I like the quotes. Thanks for mentioning the book! :-)

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