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 All You Need Is Kill by Hiroshi Sakurazaka which will be my next read. I'm really excited for this after having watched Edge of Tomorrow with Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt! If you haven't seen the movie, you're really missing out. These snippets make the source material sound great!
When the bullets start flying, it's only a matter of time before fear catches up with the soldier.
"If a cat can catch mice," a Chinese emperor once said, "it's a good cat."
Rita Vrataski was a very good cat. She killed her share and was duly rewarded. I, on the other hand, was a mangy alley cat padding listlessly through the battlefield, all ready to be skinned, gutted, and made into a tennis racket.
[From page 57, as 56 is blank.]