Thursday, September 24, 2009 By: Suzanne

The Friday 56: The Stand

* 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 (if you do not have your own blog) 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.


I was re-reading The Stand by Stephen King before The Golden City was released so I went back to it when I finished. Here's this week's 56:

Frannie, you've no business having such an old man for a father, but I can't help it. I never married until 1956.

hmmmm, why have all my 56 from such fascinating books been so boring lately?


The Book Resort said...

LOL! Grandpa - dad!

Here's mine:
(This week)

As for last week's 56 -- VA is a lot better than Twilight! Really!

She does look like "Not Mrs. Pitt" & it freaks me out a bit. LOL!

Snowbell said...

This my first Friday 56 and here's my link

Ruthanne said...

"That region, as Atreyu knew, was the home of bark trolls."

The Neverending Story
Michael Ende

Just finished reading this one a couple of days ago! I loved the movie growing up ~ actually I had a huge crush on the guy who played Atreyu . . . it was fun reading the book all these years later. :D

Jackie said...

Here's mine! This is my first Friday 56 -- I came across your blog through Snowbell's blog :)

Tonya said...

Ruthanne, I STILL love that movie. I saw it recently and it didn't disappoint. I always meant to read the book and you just inspired me.

fredamans said...

I love Stephen King!!! Good reading!!

Here's mine for this week:

Sweet Vernal Zephyr said...

My husband and I love the movie version of that book. I think I might have to read it... and I LOVE that cover art for some reason!

Stop on by and visit, I've got mine up now too.

Happy Friday- Miranda

Veronika said...

Here's mine for for this week! Love playing, as always!

Patti said...

Love The Stand, one of my all-time faves! Here's mine:

It's there - I promise!

Grandmother Wren said...

Fun meme -
thank you!

Stephen King is great reading - wonder what's on page 56 of Desperation? Scared me half to death, that one did!

Here's my first entry

See you next week -
and thanks again.

Sheress said...

This is my first time over at this meme and I thinks it's great.
Here's my link

Kaytee said...

Thats my first Friday 56!! This is fun! Thanks!

Falling Off The Shelf said...

I haven't been coming back lately to post that I've participated in the Friday 56..don't know why I kept forgetting! I'm here now for this week :)

My Friday 56

Anonymous said...

I love Stephen King and The Stand is one of my favorites.

Mine's HERE

Becca said...

Mine's here.

Jackie said...

I almost forgot to link my Friday it is: My Ever Expanding Library.

This is a cool meme, but sometimes you just can't help what you find on page 56 ;-)

Shannansbooks said...

Hmmm. I would have thought The Stand would have been interesting.

Here is mine

Nita said...

I have to be in the right mood for Stephen King.

"I tend to scare myself."
— Stephen King

And he can certainly scare me into sleeping with the lights on!

Here is my Friday 56.

fredamans said...

I love that book!

Here's mine:

Cherry said...

Just like Snowbell, this is my first Friday 56 too. And my link is at:

Tea said...

Here is my Friday 56. Here is my link.

Cherry said...

"Tonya Says: 03 October 2009 00:04
Either I'm doing it wrong or the book cover and this quote don't line up! hehehe"

- Oh... so what was your P56, sentence5 of Branded By Fire? Just curious. Might be a different edition... Like they do different covers for different countries(??). Or more likely, I didn't do it right :)