Friday, March 5, 2010 By: Suzanne

The Friday 56: Mythology


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 the closest book is Edith Hamilton's Mythology. We had to read through this is junior high and it has remained one of my favorite sources on Greek and Roman myths. A few years ago when one of my roommate lost my original copy, I went out and bought another. I was sad that all my notes from that junior high class were lost but I still have the book and that's what matters!

Zeus was madly in love with her and told her that anything she asked of him he would do; he swore it by the river Styx, the oath that not even he himself could break. She told him that what she wanted above all else was to see him in his full splendor as King of Heaven and Lord of the Thunderbolt.

28 comments:

Mash1195 said...

Wish all men were like that lol
My 56 is here
CMashLovesToRead

Kathy Martin said...

Mythology is so much fun to read and Edith Hamilton is a classic. My Friday 56 is here.

Kristin said...

Very interesting.

Here's my Friday 56.

Happy Reading!

Sarah said...

I like the sound of that book - I might have to try & find a copy :o)

My 56 is here:
http://bookreviewsbysarah.blogspot.com/2010/03/friday-56-memory-zero.html

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Ooh, that sounds wonderful!

Here's mine:

http://seasonsbylaurelrain.blogspot.com/2010/03/friday-56.html

fredamans said...

I'm not big on mythology anymore. Not after seeing Percy Jackson.

http://fredasvoice.blogspot.com/2010/03/friday-56.html

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Coool!

Here is mine:)

Sweet Vernal Zephyr said...

Very cool! Sounds like I might want to peruse those pages myself.

My Friday 56 is up as well. Come on over to visit.

Miranda ~ SweetVernal Zephyr

Sherrie said...

Hi!
Your book sounds really good. I love Mythology. I'll have to check this one out. Mine is posted at my place. Have a great day!

Sherrie
Just Books

Shy said...

Hello there!
Greek Myth has always been a favourite of mine and the lines you include above was definitely amazing.

I featured another book by Dave Pelzer for Friday56 this week. Have a look: Friday 56: The Lost Boy

robsad79 said...

I love Mythology and definitely loved that book :)

Here is mine for this week...http://robsad79.blogspot.com/2010/03/friday-56.html

Live Out Loud said...

I like how even gods can get goopy and lovesick!

My Friday 56 is here.

Bonnie said...

This sounds like fun. I enjoyed Greek and Roman mythology when I was a kid. My Friday 56 is here: http://theliterarygato.blogspot.com/2010/03/friday-56.html

Have a great weekend.

Becca said...

Mine's here.

JAD said...

Poor Semele; what a silly, silly woman she was!

My 56 is here

Julianne

Emidy said...

Wow, that sounds so cool! That type of stuff has always interested me.

Here's my Friday 56!

gaby317 said...

This makes me want to reread my mom's copy of Edith Hamilton!

Here's mine

http://startingfresh-gaby317.blogspot.com/2010/03/friday-56-week-35-lessons-in-french-by.html

Arielle said...

I'll have to check that book out!

My Friday 56: http://bookatopia.blogspot.com/2010/03/friday-56-girl-in-arena.html

jacabur1 said...

Mythology yeah, never read the book but the subject matter I love!!!

Here is mine it has been awhile: http://jacaburintexas.blogspot.com/2010/03/friday-56-352010.html

jackie b central texas

INCiDeNT said...

I've heard the myth of this - from what I recall it doesn't end well for the woman. *g* Unless it's another version I remember.

My F56 is here from Kresley Cole's Pleasure of a Dark Prince. ;)

hip chick said...

Ooh it kind of lures you in doesn't it? Makes me want to see him in all his splendor as well and I don't even know who he is.

Tonya said...

you remember correctly, incident!

LadyD said...

Love it... Being Greek, I love those Greeks! Here's my short one:


http://lady-books.blogspot.com/2010/03friday-56-start-here-by-alex-and-brett.html

dArLyN said...
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dArLyN said...

i'm sorry i'm late for this one!

here's mine tonya;

http://darlynandbooks.blogspot.com/2010/03/friday-56-5.html

Cherry said...

I only liked mythology when I became an adult. They don't make it attractive to kids when I was in school :(

It's already 12th of Mar over here in my part of the world, and so here is my F56.

Emidy said...

Oh, so interested! I love it.

Here's mine!

Mash1195 said...

Not a mythology fan....My Friday 56 is here

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