Friday, February 26, 2010 By: Suzanne

The Friday 56: Evermore


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 (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.

HAPPY FRIDAY!

This week's selection comes from Evermore by Alyson Noel. I haven't gotten around to reading this, though it's been sitting next to my computer for a couple months now. I am determined to finish the WOT series re-read before I start on anything else. This is also why there have been no reviews on my blog lately. So sad! I'll back to it soon though.



"Wonderful!" Mrs Machado says, smoothing her long glossy braid as she stares at his canvas, her aura vibrating a beautiful cobalt blue as her mind performs cartwheels and somersaults, jumping in glee, racing through her mental roster of talented former students, realizing she's never had one with such innate, natural ability - until now.

If this is any indication of her writing style, I may have a problem with this book. Technically it's correct but truly, it should be more than one sentence. There are too many ideas in that one sentence to leave it as one. Smoothing her braid, her aura, and her thinking of the talented students should be three separate sentences too make the flow easier on the reader. Just my three cents (inflation).

32 comments:

Mash1195 said...

I agree with you on that one !!!
My 56 is here

Missy B. said...

I am having that same problem with Shadow Tag by Louise Erdrich....really long rambling sentences. I am about to give up on it.

Here's my 56:
http://missysbooknook.blogspot.com/2010/02/friday-56.html

dArLyN said...

wow..i plan to read this.soon.

here's mine;

http://darlynandbooks.blogspot.com/2010/02/friday-56-4.html

cj'alhafiz said...

wonderful!!!!
here's mine...

http://coffeecrackers.blogspot.com/2010/02/friday-56-laughter-best-medicine.html

Sweet Vernal Zephyr said...

LOL - I like your note... run on sentence can be taxing (smirk)

My Friday 56 is up too... come on over to my blog and have a look see. I've got daily sexy bartenders and book reviews!

http://sweetvernalzephyr.blogspot.com/

Miranda

Lorielle said...

It's been awhile since I've had time to play along! Mine is posted here!

Sarah said...

I have this on my TBR pile but I think I'm going to have the same problem as you with this one! Hopefully the whole book isn't like that or I'll struggle to read it.

My Friday 56 is here:
http://bookreviewsbysarah.blogspot.com/2010/02/friday-56-shades-of-midnight.html

Kathy Martin said...

I agree with you about the sentence. I did read the first three books but only because I am an optimistic masochist. I kept hoping they would get better.

My 56 is here. Lots of short sentences in this one!

robsad79 said...

I bought this book ages ago and still haven't read it. Thinking I should now....

Here is mine for this week...
http://robsad79.blogspot.com/2010/02/friday-56_26.html

Stephanie aka The Stark Raving Bibliophile said...

I agree -- too much imagery and too many ideas loaded into one sentence. :-)

Mine is here.

fredamans said...

http://fredasvoice.blogspot.com/2010/02/friday-56_26.html

SparkleFarkle said...

Your "56" is so vividy!

I've taken the plunge! Please do click to read my --> The Friday 56! Thanks! P.S. This has been great fun!

Becca said...

Mine's here.

gaby317 said...

I agree with you as well.

here's my 56, from The Crazy School by Cornelia Read:

http://startingfresh-gaby317.blogspot.com/2010/02/friday-56-week-34.html

Vicki said...

I agree, to much for one sentence.

My 56 is HERE

Diane La Rue said...

Mine is from the new Jackie Collins book I received in the mail today. Unfortunately, it's not one of her racier sentences!

http://bookchickdi.blogspot.com/2010/02/friday-56.html

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Interesting!

Here is mine

Sorry I'm late today.
Happy Friday :)

Bere said...

Sounds interesting. I will be looking
out for this one. Here is Mine =)

LadyD said...

Yep, way too many details...
extravagantly ornamented!

Here's mine:

http://ladyd-books.blogspot.com/2010/02/friday-56-vertical-self.html

Live Out Loud said...

Wow.
That is one long sentence!

Mine is short - and intriguing!

Emidy said...

I've never heard ot this book!

Here's my Friday 56!

Cherry said...

It's already Friday here in the UK and my F56 is at: http://www.cherrymischievous.com/2010/03/friday-56-charmed-anthology.html

I'll try to come back later if I can.

The Book Junkie's Bookshelf said...

Here's my Friday 56!

http://thebookjunkiesbookshelf.blogspot.com/2010/03/friday-56-iron-king.html

hip chick said...

I had just finished East of Eden last night and grabbed that off the reading chair. If you click on my name here you will be taken to my Friday 56 post.

tori aka ggs_closet said...

Here is my post http://www.smexybooks.com/2010/08/smexys-top-ten-august-6th.html

Zita said...

http://zita-is-booked.blogspot.com/

Manicnancy said...

http://manicnancy.livejournal.com/5212.html

Not sure if I've done this right but we'll see.

Jamie said...

Here is my Friday 56...It's from Dark Lover by J.R. Ward.

http://nittygrittydownanddirty.blogspot.com/2010/10/friday-56-dark-lover-edition.html

Ben Langhinrchs said...

This is the first time I have tried the Friday 56 (saw it on Shiloh Walker's blog). Mine is from Carter Finally Gets It, and is here.

maria said...

"I hope worms shit on your corpse!" was my reply. A ghost had just gotten to third base with me. Could I sink any lower?


"Lucifer's bouncing balls Kitten, not again!"

Bones just stared. "You're not a women," he said finally. "You're the Grim Reaper with red hair!"


From Halway to the Grave by Jeaniene Frost. Gotta love Cat and bones.

Jess McAlister said...

Hi,

Read about this over at Shiloh Walkers blog. I thought I would post mine here to.

This is such a fun idea, Thanks.

http://jessmcalister.blogspot.com/

Tonya said...

Hi Jess, I'm not hosting this anymore. I'm focusing myself elsewhere for awhile and have passed it on to Freda at http://fredasvoice.blogspot.com/ who will be able to give it more attention than I can.

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