I came across The Friday 56 Meme via Caffeine and Books:
So I thought I’d do something different and have a go at The Friday 56 Meme for my Friday post this week. I chose The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller as it is definitely a book that I intend to read soon.
It is a weekly meme hosted by Freda’s Voice, click on the link to her blog, and the rules are pretty simple:
- 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 the url to your post on Freda’s Voice.
“And I? I was shy and silent with all but Achilles; I could scarcely speak to the other boys, let alone a girl. As a comrade of the prince, I suppose I would not have had to speak; a gesture or a look would have been enough. But such a thing did not occur to me. The feelings that stirred in me at night seemed strangely distant from those serving girls with their lowered eyes and obedience. I watched a boy fumbling at a girl’s dress, the dull look on her face as she poured his wine. I did not wish for such a thing. “
Now doesn’t that short quote just make you want to read the book? It certainly sets my curiosity into hyper drive!
Here’s the Goodreads synopsis :
A tale of gods, kings, immortal fame, and the human heart, The Song of Achilles is a dazzling literary feat that brilliantly re-imagines Homer’s enduring masterwork, The Iliad. An action-packed adventure, an epic love story, Miller’s debut novel has already earned resounding acclaim from some of contemporary fiction’s brightest lights. Fans of Mary Renault, Bernard Cornwell, Steven Pressfield, and Colleen McCullough’s Masters of Rome series will delight in this unforgettable journey back to ancient Greece in the Age of Heroes.
Have a Happy Friday and a great weekend.
Happy Reading, Writing, and Creating. Enjoy yourselves, let me know what you’re reading, or intending to read. I’m currently about half way through Lisa Williamson’s debut novel The Art of Being Normal, more to come on that soon!
Seems like the narrator is a sweet, thoughtful boy. Enjoy!
Thanks for your comment will check out yours.
This sounds like a unique read! I might have to give it a peek on Amazon.
Yes please do!
That book sounds really interesting! I might add it to my TBR.
Yes, please do I’ve heard good things about it. 🙂
I’ve heard so many good things about this! It sounds great.
Check out my 56 (with Book Beginnings).
Hi Lauren. Yes me too. looking forward to reading it. Shall check out your 56 and Book Beginnings.
Sounds to be beautifully written.
Thank you for joining in The Friday 56! Hope to see you regularly.
Thanks Freda. Yes, I hope to join in regularly. Happy weekend to you too. 🙂
Sounds like the character was born too soon. Forward thinking and mind of their own.
My 56 – http://fuonlyknew.com/2015/04/24/the-friday-56-59-cut-me-free-by-j-r-johansson/
Hi. Yes he sounds like an interesting character. Thanks for your comment, looking forward to checking out your Friday 56.
You won me over – this is going on my list. Sounds like a fascinating read. Hope you enjoy it!
Oh that’s great! I think I’ll enjoy it, will probably review it once I’ve had a chance to read it.