Thursday, January 1, 2015

The Friday 56: The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver


Welcome to The Friday 56, a weekly meme hosted by Freda's Voice.

These are the rules:
1. Grab a book, any book.
2. Turn to page 56, or 56% on your eReader.
3. Find any sentence (or a few, just don't spoil it) that grabs you.
4. Post it.
5. Add the URL to your post in the link on Freda's most recent Friday 56 post.

This week I'm spotlighting The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver.  I'm reading it for a book club and I've heard so many good things about it.  I'm glad I'm enjoying it so far.



Once Leah and I were gifted, though, everything changed.  Mother seemed sobered by this news from our teachers, as if she had earned a special punishment from God.  She became secretive and efficient.  She reined in our nature walks and settled down to business with a library card.

19 comments:

  1. I've read this book and most of Barbara Kingsolver's other books too, and this one is my favorite. Fascinating!
    My Friday post features THE HUSBAND LIST.

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    1. This is my first book by the author, but I'm enjoying it so far!

      Thanks for sharing! :)

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  2. Another new book and author for me. This is a great way to expand my lists. Thank you.
    13 od Hearts is my Friday feature over at http://sherrygloagtheheartofromance.blogspot.co.uk/2015/01/the-13-of-hearts-heartsight-book-5.html

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  3. Yes, it most definitely is. Thanks for sharing!

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  4. While I have heard of this book, I have never read it. I hope you and your book club has a great discussion. Happy reading!

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    1. Thanks! I'm just up to page 75, but I'm already going to recommend it to you!

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  5. I have often wondered about this author and this book...thanks for sharing; it is one I must check out.

    Here's mine: “THE CINDERELLA MURDER”

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    1. It's good so far and thanks for sharing with me! :)

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  6. I've read this two or three times. Enjoy!.

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  7. This sounds really interesting. I've seen this book a lot, but haven't the faintest idea what it is about, but your 56 makes me curious.

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    1. It was pretty much the same with me before I started it. It follows the family of a reverend on their mission trip to The Congo in the 1950s.

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  8. I've heard raves about this one for years but somehow never read it. I like the excerpt! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. You're welcome. I had heard so many great things about it for a long time, but somehow I'm just now getting around to it.

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  9. I've heard about this book for years but never read it. Now I'm curious. Happy reading!

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  10. I really do enjoy reading fictional secular takes on Christianity; it's so alluring to uncover the different vantage points authors take you in. Thanks for featuring this one! I have not yet heard of it :)

    Have a wonderful weekend too!

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    1. The multiple vantage points is definitely one of the most interesting parts of this story so far.

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  11. I like the sounds of it!
    Happy weekend!

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