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Thursday, March 16, 2017

Friday Quotes, March 17th

Book Beginnings on Friday is hosted by Rose City ReaderShare the opening quote from the book.
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e Friday 56 is hosted at Freda's VoiceFind a quote from page 56.

Check out the links for the rules and for the posts of the participants each week. Participants don't select their favorite, coolest, or most intellectual books, they just use the one they are currently reading. This is the book I'm reading right now---


Title: Tales from the South Pacific by James Michener


Book Beginning:
I wish I could tell you about the South Pacific. The way it actually was. The endless ocean. The infinite speaks of coral we call islands...But whenever I start to talk about the South Pacific, people intervene. I try to tell somebody what the steaming Hebrides was like, and first thing you know I'm telling about the old Tonkinese woman who used to sell human heads. As souvenirs. For fifty dollars!
Friday 56:
Shortly after Bill learned to play volleyball, he made junior-grade lieutenant, automatically. He was chagrined at the promotion, especially when he read in a letter from home that Lenore's brother Eddiie, who had joined the Army, was already a captain! The news made Bill restless. He wanted to be doing something. There was great activity in the air. Things were happening in the world, and he was sitting on Efate, sunning himself, becoming a volleyball champion.
Comment: This is my Classics Club Spin book. I just started it (I'm on page one!) But here are a few things I know so far: This was Michener's first novel and it was so good, it won the Pulitzer Prize for literature in 1948. It is collection of short stories set during WWII in the South Pacific. The very famous Broadway musical, South Pacific, came from this book. It is not as hefty as his other novels. It is only 380 pages compared to the average of 1000 in many of his other books.I like the beginning, don't you?



11 comments:

  1. Awesome! I've never read this one, but what an interesting history this book has. Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.

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    1. I hope it lives up to everything I've learned about it.

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  2. I really like the BB. I've never read Michener. I'd love for you and your readers to check out mine . . . http://tinyurl.com/LisaKsBookReviewsWTGHTF

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  3. I have gotten lost in many of Michener book. I loved every one I read.
    sherry @ fundinmental Friday Memes

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  4. I've read a number of his books but somehow missed this one. This week I am spotlighting The Cutaway by Christina Kovac. Happy reading!

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  5. I'd love to read this. I've seen the musical, but didn't realise is was based on a Michener book. Thanks for sharing. The Undoing Project is my Friday book.

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  6. I remember this one. He rights some huge books! I spent many a day reading them too.

    My Friday 56 from Bone White

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  7. I think I've only picked up one 1000 page book in my life. I actually think I took a break in the middle of it and read a different book. Glad you enjoyed this first effort from him. Happy Friday!

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  8. I love the descriptive writing! Happy weekend!

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  9. I love the musical, but I've actually never read the book. I'll have to check it out!

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  10. He's so popular at my library - I'm going to have to try him one of these days. :)

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