Friday, November 21, 2008 By: Suzanne

The Friday 56 - First post


So I found this on a friend's Facebook page and have seen it a couple different places but haven't seen it as a weekly thing anywhere. If anyone else has, and I'm stepping on toes, let me know! I'm calling it The Friday 56.

Rules:
* Grab the book nearest you. Right now.
* Turn to page 56.
* Find the fifth sentence.
* Post that sentence (plus one or two others if you like) along with these instructions on your blog or in the comments section of this blog.
*Post a link along with your post back to this blog.
* Don't dig for your favorite book, the coolest, the most intellectual. Use the CLOSEST.

"You've got flies in your eyes," Yossarian repeated. "That's probably why you can't see them."
--Catch-22

Happy Friday!

15 comments:

LCE said...

The rift between them, she added, was made; it was too late to change it.
--Gellhorn: A Twentieth-Century Life

Tonya said...

ooohhh, that makes me want to read it!

Michael said...

"It must not be poured on ordinary men, and you must not use the same formula to make any mixture like it" - Exodus, The Bible.

Thought that would be interesting. Nice idea for a blog. I'll be following you.

Michael.

Tonya said...

That is interesting. Unfortunately so many different Bibles are printed differently so your page 56 and my page 56 might be different. My 5th sentence on pg 56 is in Genesis:

And if the men should drive them hard one day, all the flock will die.

BTW, was the Bible truly the closest thing to you? Or was it just an interesting quote?

LCE said...

oh, well, my book was written by Caroline Moorehead if you want to pick it up or check it out at the library. Non-fiction, if that wasn't clear.

diana l. said...


Dink glanced at Josh in the mirror.

diana l. said...


Ooops, by the way, that was from The Panda Puzzle, by Ron Roy

Roxy said...

"What's with Duma, jack? Nice miles of prime florida real estate, a greaat beach, and it's never been developed? What's up with that.

This book by Stephen King has been sitting on my dresser for some now.
You've inspired me to read it.
Roxy

Ruthanne said...

"Children suspect more is present than the actual story, and because there is little space between the real and the unreal world in a child's mind, they reach across with amazing ease and begin to ferret out the truth."

Honey for a Child's Heart
Gladys Hunt

Tonya said...

Roxy, I started to read that and it was good but it was a library book and I didn't finish. I need to get it again and finish this time!

Ruthanne, I love that!

patrice karst said...

you are loved!

Patrice Karst; God Made Easy

( yes it is my book, but honestly it was the closest!!!)
http://patricekarst.blogspot.com

Tonya said...

haha! That's cute. Thanks for sharing.

Ares said...

'Hence, if a decision maker applies this criterion to a large number of similar decisions, the expected payoff for the total will equal the sum of the individual expected payoffs.'

--Production/Operations Management Third Edition by William J. Stevenson

This book's my sister's. She uses it in college, and it's definitely not cool. The graphs all around are making me dizzy.

Michael said...

Hi Tonya,

Sorry for not responding quicker. The Bible was truly the book that was closest to me. I had to examine several parts of it for school.

Here's another one for you:
"Larger masses have greater weights and produce stronger gravitational fields than smaller masses, and something with a lot of mass is difficult to accelerate or decelerate."
- Advanced Physics by Steve Adams and Jonathan Allday

Michael.

Michael.

Michael said...

Oops, I typed my name twice.

I think it's clear that I'm a student, right? Ah, physics...

Michael.

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