The Friday 56 is a weekly meme hosted over at Freda’s Voice. The rules are simple and go something like this.
1. Grab a book, any book.
2. Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader (If you have to improvise, that’s ok.)
3. Find any sentence, (or a few, just don’t spoil it)
4. Post it.
5. Add the post url, not your blog url to the Linky.
6. Tweet it #Friday56 (not an official Freda’s Voice rule)
Amy Tan’s The Joy Luck Club by has been on my TBR for years and I’ve had the book for at least 3 years. So, when one of my online book clubs chose this as its pick for the month I was all in; and on top of that it is Women’s History Month. Great timing. Right?
Anyway, I’m not very far into it, bu so far I’m enjoying it.
“Teach her to wash rice properly so that the water runs clean. Her husband cannot eat muddy rice,” she’d say to a cook servant.
Another time, she told the servant to show me how to clean a chamber pot: “Make her put her own nose to the barrel to make sure it’s clean.” That was how I learned to be an obedient wife. I learned to cook so well that I could smell if the meat stuffing was too salty before I even tated it. I could sew such small stitches it looked as if the embroideery had been painted on. And even Huang Taitai complained in a pretent mannter that she could scarcely throw a diry blouse on the fllor before it was cleaned and on her back once again, causing her to wear the same clothes every day.
The Joy Luck Club, by Amy Tan pg 56
Have you read it? If so, what did you think?