Friday, December 10, 2010

Breaking Out of a Rut with The Friday 56

When it comes to memes, I am definitely a creature of habit. I do the same memes on a regular basis: Mailbox Monday, Really Random Tuesday (a meme of my own creation), Wondrous Words Wednesday, and the Book Blogger Hop. While I enjoy these memes and consider them to be my favorites, I know that there are other fabulous memes in the book blogosphere that I have yet to try. I decided to break out of my meme rut and try a new one that has recently caught my eye. It's called The Friday 56 and it's hosted by Freda's Voice.

Here are the rules:
  • Grab a book, any book.
  • Turn to page 56.
  • Find any sentence that grabs you.
  • Post it.
  • Add your link to the linky.

I looked for a final copy of a book (as opposed to an advance copy which we are not supposed to quote from). I found Mr. Darcy's Little Sister by C. Allyn Pierson, which I won on Laura's Reviews, turned to page 56, and selected this sentence.

"Georgiana barely prevented herself from a very unladylike snort at this commentary on her cousin Lord St. George, but her training prevailed and she turned her attention back to the stage."

This sounds like a book I will enjoy!

I've just added this new-to-me meme to my post (and page) simply entitled, Memes.  If The Friday 56 also appeals to you, why not play along?


  1. You got a great quote out of that one! Sometimes sentence 5 on page 56 is just bland.

    :D Thanks for playing!

    Miranda ~ Sweet Vernal Zephyr Book Reviews

  2. Hi and welcome to the Friday 56 meme! It's nice to meet you!
    Wonderful teaser!

  3. Very funny teaser. Will be waiting for your review!

  4. Oh, I like that one...thanks for sharing, and welcome to this Friday meme.

    Thanks for visiting my blog.

  5. Miranda, I followed Freda's rules, which were a bit different from yours. Thanks so much for stopping by!

    ketch1714, thank you!

    Bookquoter, thanks! I will read this book--eventually.

    Laurel, I enjoyed yours as well. This is a fun meme. :)

  6. Hi Suko, thanks for your recent comment and it's nice seeing someone new on the 56. Plenty going on in the teaser you've given.

  7. Oooo all these Jane Austen inspired books look sooo good! I hope you enjoy it! :-)

    XOXO~ Renee

  8. Fun meme Suko, happy reading :O) I'm a sucker for Jane Austen related books.

  9. Anything Darcy I would enjoy too! I'm so glad you joined in on the fun! Thanks for participating!

  10. What a great meme you found! I love the Jane Austen type of books. This sounds really good.

  11. I didn't know about Friday 56. It's nice to mix it up and do something different once in a while. So, I'm off to find page 56!

  12. Welcome to this meme! You chose a great one! I am going to have to add this book to my WL..thanks for sharing!

  13. Many thanks for the comments. I enjoyed trying a new meme and may well do this one again.

  14. Tee hee! Fun quote! What would happen to Georgiana if her "ladylike training" did not kick into gear?

  15. This does sound like a fun meme, and a great book! I loved the quote you posted and can so relate to the snorting bit. I do it all the time.

  16. This sounds like a really nice book. I am very interested in Jane Austen spin-offs!

  17. Sounds like an entertaining book. :)

  18. I do want to read this book so you picked a great quote!

  19. It is good to break out of the rut, and try new things. With me I think the problem is that I don't post regularly at all.

    Great quote, hope you are enjoying your book.

  20. You are right, there are lots of great memes out there, thanks for sharing this one with us.

  21. I'm like you, doing the same meme's over and over. I try to do some others when I think of it! I've seen this book and the raving reviews. Definitely one I need to put on my must read list!
    Have a great week,
    Natalie :0)

  22. A bit off topic I know but ever since I saw you mentioned you were on FaceBook I've been trying to find you but with no luck. If you'd be interested in becoming FB friends could you click on the FB icon on my blog which should take you directly to my page.

  23. What a great quote from Mr. Darcy's Little Sister. It made me smile remembering how much I enjoyed the book and in particular Georgiana's character!


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