Thursday, October 15, 2009 By: Suzanne

The Friday 56: Maya Angelou

* 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.


Ok, I had to cheat today because the closest book is one I've already done! So I walked to my bookshelves and picked up the first one my eyes laid on and it was Phenomenal Woman by Maya Angelou. This little book only has 22 pages and the last page is only three lines long but they're powerful so I kept it for today's 56. I'm starting at the beginning of the sentence which is technically on the previous page. Can't help it, this is just too wonderful not share, and I almost never cheat on these so I should be forgiven!

However I am perceived and deceived,
however my ignorance and conceits,
lay aside your fears that I will be undone,

for I shall not be moved.
---Our Grandmothers


gaby317 said...


I'm sorry I missed last week - but I'm back again with an entry from Shannon K. Butcher's Love You To Death.

Anonymous said...

I've never read Maya Angelou. I think I'd enjoy her books though so maybe I should look for some.

Mine's HERE.

Cherry said...

Beautiful 56 Ton! Mine is obviously a vampire book.

My 56 this week:

The Book Resort said...

Love this one!

Here's mine:

Snowbell said...

Great sentence. I'm afraid mine is not as nice but here's mine nevertheless

Tea said...

Love Maya Angelou's words always. Thanks.

Here is my 56

Anonymous said...

Here's mine for the day!

fredamans said...

Nice one!!

Here's mine:

Dog-Eared Books said...

Lovely, I just love Maya Angelou.

Here's mine:

Grandmother Wren said...

Maya Angelou -
My daughter's love of Angelou's writing helped with the decision to choose Maya as our granddaughter's name.

And you've used one of my favorite Maya Angelou books -

indeed - in matters of vital importance - Grandmothers Shall Be Neither Undone Nor Moved.

Thanks you, Tonya, for a special 56!

Cherry said...

I find JR Ward's BDB (Black Dagger Brotherhood) quite a good vampire series.

Kaytee said...

Great choice!!! Mine is here:

Susie Sharp Librarian said...

Thats really beautiful! here's mine

Becca said...

Mine's here.

Kaytee said...

We definitely do have similar tastes! I was just jamming out to your playlist!! Tori, Damien Rice, Dar Williams... love it!!!

Nita said...

Maya Angelou is always powerful!
Here is my Friday 56.

Tea said...

I love Sandra Brown. I might have read "The Alibi." Love your Friday 56.

Tonya said...

I have been obsessed with Damien Rice for years! It's so nice to know someone else who knows who he is!

Lorielle said...

My first week! :) I missed it yesterday but here I am a day late. Mine is posted here!

canyonson said...

Don't have a blog, but here's my sentence..

Ava, tilting her head to one side, looked a little pleased. "It's like she really knows us."

gaby317 said...

Here's mine:
from Flesh and Fire


Jackie said...

I like you quote. I've never read anythng by Maya Angelou but probably should.

My Friday 56 is here

I must have had my computer on mute when I visited before, but just heard Damien Rice on your site. He's wonderful. I just discovered that I played my CD so much that it's worn out! Thankfully it's backed up on iTunes :-) Great choice!