Thursday, May 6, 2010

Friday 56: Week 42 - My Name is Memory by Ann Brashares

* Grab the book nearest you. Right now.
* Turn to page 56.
* Find the fifth sentence.
* Post that sentence (plus one or two others if you like) along with these instructions
on your blog or (if you do not have your own blog) in the comments section of this blog.
Post a link along with your post back to this blog and to Storytime with Tonya and Friends at
* Don't dig for your favorite book, the coolest, the most intellectual. Use the CLOSEST.

Here's mine from My Name is Memory by Ann Brashares. It's a book that I've just started. It's a bit reminiscent of Twilight but I find the characters to be more interesting.
The blurb:
The story of a love that lasts more than a lifetime.
Daniel has spent centuries falling in love with the same girl. Life after life, crossing continents and dynasties, he and Sophie have been drawn together -- and he remembers it all. Daniel has "the memory," the ability to recall past lives and recognize the souls of those he's previously known. It is a gift and a curse. For all the times that he and Sophie have been drawn together throughout history, they have also been torn painfully, fatally apart. A love always too short.
But just as Sophia (reborn as "Lucy") finally begins to awaken to the secret of their shared past, the mysterious force that has always wrenched them apart reappears. Ultimately, they must recognize what stands in the way of their love if they are ever to spend a lifetime together.
Here's my Friday 56:
And as you look longer, if you let yourself see, the subtleties will clamor to show themselves. Doubts, compromises, and disappointments little and big -- those usually reside around the eyes, but there are no rules. The hope usually lurk around the mouth, but so does bitterness and tenacity. A sense of humor is easy to spot around the eyebrows, and so is self-deception. Add to your observation the set of the head on the neck, the carriage of the shoulders, the posture of the back, and you know a lot more.


  1. Wonderful details that make me want to read this book!!

    Here's mine from the children's world of books:

  2. there is no rules indeed =)

    here's mine;

    happy friday!

  3. Sounds really interesting! Thanks for sharing! :)

  4. This is a cool 56, have to find the book.
    thanks for sharing this one...

    jackie b central texas