Thursday, May 6, 2010 By: Suzanne

Friday 56: A Magick Life

* 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 bought A Magick Life: A Biography of Aleister Crowley by Martin Booth awhile ago. In fact, I believe I might have used it a long time ago for the F56 but I guess it doesn't matter. I'm finally reading it. I'm making myself read only non-fiction at night when I crawl into bed. This way I can still read before I go to sleep, but I'm not up till 3 am wondering what happens in the next chapter...and the next. I am terrible about reading non-fiction because I simply can't get into it but I figure if anyone had an interesting life, it was Crowley! Wooo, I am not wrong. It's a wonder he turned out as well as he did. We all think he was the crazy one. You should hear about his family.

Although he avoided chapel services in college and remained a fierce critic of established Christianity, be it Anglicanism, Roman Catholicism or the Plymouth Brethren (with which his family was associated), Crowley did not give up all thought of religion.


Anonymous said...

Looks like an interesting book!

My 56 is HERE

fredamans said...

My kind of book!

Darlyn said...

Emm..kind of interesting but this not really my type =) Glad you enjoy it.

A Simple Love of Reading said...

Interesting book! Here is mine:

LadyD said...

I can relate to keeping it mellow before bedtime! lol Active minds think alike! :)

Here's mine:

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

That does sound like a book to take one's time to read...I did that with a memoir recently.

Here's my 56:

jacabur1 said...

Good idea, pick a book to take to bed and actually get to go to sleep at a decent hour because it is not a "have to read till I am finished type of book". I only have a few of those on my TBR shelf and will get to them in time....

Here is my 56 today :

jackie b central texas

gaby317 said...

Sounds interesting!

I echo the others - it's a wise move to read nonfiction at night, to make sure you sleep at a decent hour!

Here's mine

Mash1195 said...

Good idea as to what type of book to read at night. Since my favorite genre is suspense/mystery I have done all nighters. My 56 is posted here

ham1299 said...

Here's mine:

kavyen said...

Here is my 56.

Kristi said...

I was so glad to see that you were still doing this meme! Mine is here!

robsad79 said...

Sounds interesting :)

Here is mine:

Becca said...

Mine's here.