the friday 56


*Grab a book, any book. 

*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader (If you have to improvise, that's ok.) 

*Find any sentence, (or few, just don't spoil it) 

*Post it. 

I'm reading The Man Who Died Twice by Richard Osman. 

From page 56:

"Not as handsome as Stephen though," says Elizabeth.

"Oh, no one's as handsome as Stephen," says Joyce. "But, honestly, all I was really thinking, all the way through, was that it explains Poppy's nails."

"Yes, I could see the penny drop," says Elizabeth.

A nurse walks into the room to fill Ibrahim's water jug, and the friends fall silent and nod their thanks.  She leaves.

"I am conventionally handsome," says Ibrahim.

"Not at the moment you're not," says Ron.

"So you need us to look out for him?" asks Joyce.  "Like bodyguards?"

"Hardly bodyguards, Joyce," says Elizabeth.

"We're guarding his body," says Ron.

"All right, bodyguards then, Ron, as you wish."

Ron nods.  "Yep, I do wish."


fredamans said...

Second time seeing this for this week's round. I really want to read it! Happy weekend!

The Irresponsible Reader said...

That is so nuts seeing that same quotation :)

"I am conventionally handsome," says Ibrahim./"Not at the moment you're not," says Ron.<--cracked me up.

Such a good read, right?