Last Friday I started participating in two Book Blog parties, both hosted weekly. I had so much fun, I am doing it again.
The first is BookBeginnings, hosted by Rose City Reader.
How it works is every Friday you share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires.
The second is The Friday 56, hosted by Freda's Voice, where you
* 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)
"Ben Solomon stood before his bathroom mirror fumbling with his bow tie. He was eighty-three years old and getting dressed for Judgement Day. Years had come and gone since he had last worn his tuxedo, but then, Judgement Day was a black tie affair."
The book is a gripping tale of two boys, once as close as brothers, who find themselves on opposite sides of the holocaust.
What looks fascinating is that it is told in the context of the accusation of Elliot Rosenzweig of being a former Nazi SS Officer. Attorney Catherine Lockhart must face not only a powerful adversary, but her own self doubts.
Here's the cover.
And now for the nugget from page 56...
"There’s all kinds of goofy rules. A non-Jew, who has never been inside a synagogue in his whole life, has Jewish blood if one of his parents was Jewish and he was born after the Law for the Protection of German Blood and Honour.” Ziggy took a sip of wine and laughed. “I guess Jewish blood flows through your veins with a Yiddish accent.”
Part history, part legal drama, this looks like it ticks a number of boxes.
I haven't started it yet, but I'm looking forward to reading it this weekend.
And the clincher...there's a sort of sequel. Saving Sophie. Which I have too. I can start it straight afterwards. Aren't I the lucky one?
Hope you all have a happy reading weekend. I can't wait to start.