Friday 56 and Book Beginnings

The Friday 56 is a weekly blog meme hosted by Freda’s Voice. Join in every Friday, the rules are simple.

Rules: *Grab a book, any book. *Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader.

*Find any sentence (or a few, just don’t spoil it) that grab you.

*Post it. *Add your (url) post here in Linky. Add the post url, not your blog url. It’s that simple.

“But how could I not be affected by Area X, if only through him? One night, about a year after he had headed for the border, as I lay alone in bed, I heard someone in the kitchen. Armed with a baseball bat, I left the bedroom and turned on all the lights in the house. I found my husband next to the refrigerator, still dressed in his expedition clothes, drinking milk until it flowed down his neck and chin. Eating leftovers furiously.

I was speechless. I could only stare at him as if he were a mirage.”

~Annihilation, Jeff Vandermeer

Book Beginnings (a la Rose City Reader)

“The tower, which was not supposed to be there, plunges into the earth in a place just before the black pine fores begins to give way to swamp and then the reeds and wind-gnarled trees of the marsh-flats.”

First Impression: Hmmm… My wife already read this, and said it was very “Lovecraftian,” and I’m seeing it already, in this description.

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6 thoughts on “Friday 56 and Book Beginnings

  1. Both of these teasers are really interesting but I’m also slightly confused by them! I’d love to read more and that cover is great as well! Thanks for sharing 🙂 I hope you have  great weekend!
    My Friday Meme
    Juli @ Universe in Words

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