The Friday 56: #3

Each week, Freda’s Voice holds The Friday 56, a booking meme. Essentially, you just grab a book, turn to page 56, post a sentence or a few sentences, and then join the link-up.

I missed last week because we were hosting Feminist Friday on the Monster. (This week, we’re at Victim to Charm, and this is an invitation to join us. Find the project’s spring schedule here.)

This week, I started a few new projects and a few new (at least to me) books, including Alice Hoffman’s The Story Sisters. Here’s a bit from the book:

She found herself locking the doors whenever Elv came to visit so that no one could get out or in. She had grown convinced that you could lose someone, even if she was in the very next room.

the story sisters

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  1. You’ve given me an idea for today’s post which is late as it’s almost 6 in the evening here. The only Alice Hoffman I’ve read is Practical Magic, which was wonderful. I’ll have to read some more of her.

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    1. This one was good but tragic. I’ve only just realized that Hoffman wrote Practical Magic. I’ve seen the movie and absolutely loved it, so I might have to hunt up the novel.

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  2. “Because they were alive. They seemed urgent–I felt I had to do something. It was an impulse. Quick as a flash. I meant to put them back. I will. Next week. I just haven’t, yet. I don’t think they’re mine, or anything. But they aren’t Cropper’s or Blackadder’s or Lord Ash’s, either. They seemed private. I’m not explaining very well.” –Possession: A Romance, by A.S. Byatt.

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