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.
I'm also taking part in Book Beginnings, a weekly meme hosted by Rose City Reader. The rules are pretty simple - you share the first sentence or so and your initial thoughts, impressions, or whatever else it inspires. Don't forget to link up your post's url with Rose City Reader.
This week I'm spotlighting one of my current reads, Ink and Ashes by Valynne E. Maetani. I've just started in on this YA mystery/ thriller featuring the Yakuza and I'm enjoying so far. I'm glad that this will let me practice my Japanese language skills while reading.
People go to hell for what I'm about to do.
What's the purpose of dad teaching me how to defend myself if I'm not going to use it? Practicing on a punching bag doesn't hurt half as much as the real thing, so technically I've already been punished enough.