Book Beginnings & The Friday 56 – Their Eyes by Zora Hurston

This weeks Book Beginnings and Friday 56 is Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston. Their Eyes is doing triple duty. I’ll be reading it for book club next month and it’s part of my Diversity Reading Challenge and Back to Classics Challenge. It’s been on my reread list for a long time having read it some 15 years ago in college.

cac55-bb-buttonBook Beginnings is hosted over at Rose City Reader. It’s simple to join in the fun. Share the opening line of the book you’re reading and tell us what you think. You can read other beginnings here.

Ships at a distance have every man’s wish on board.

The Friday 56 is hosted by Freda Voice

Friday 56-Grab a book, any book.
-Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader
-Find any sentence, (or few, just don’t spoil it)
-Post it.
– Add the post url to the Linky, not your blog url.

“Less ketch Matt’s mule fuh ‘im and have some fun.”

“Now, Lum, you know dat mule aid aimin’ tuh let hisself be caught. Less watch you do it.”

When the mule was in front of the store, Lum went out and tackled him. The brute jerked up his head, laid back his ears and rushed to the attack. Lum had to run for safety. Five or six more men left the porch and surrounded the fractious beast, goosing him in the sides and making him show his temper. But he had more spirit left than body. He was panting and heaving from the effort of spinning his old carcass about.

Zora Neale Hurston, Their Eyes Were Watching God page 56

add to goodreads[5]This year I’m participating in several reading challenges; and this weeks Book Beginnings and Friday 56 is part of my Diversity Reading Challenge and the Mount TBR Challenge. Click here and here to join the challenges and see what others are reading.

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