Friday, February 4, 2011

Friday 56... Chime by Franny Billingsley

Chime by Franny Billingsley
Published March 17, 2011 by Dial Publishing
320 pgs Hardcover.

Here is the Goodreads blurb:

Before Briony's stepmother died, she made sure Briony blamed herself for all the family's hardships. Now Briony has worn her guilt for so long it's become a second skin. She often escapes to the swamp, where she tells stories to the Old Ones, the spirits who haunt the marshes. But only witches can see the Old Ones, and in her village, witches are sentenced to death. Briony lives in fear her secret will be found out, even as she believes she deserves the worst kind of punishment.

Then Eldric comes along with his golden lion eyes and mane of tawny hair. He's as natural as the sun, and treats her as if she's extraordinary. And everything starts to change. As many secrets as Briony has been holding, there are secrets even she doesn't know.

I love the writing style in this book. It has been a great read for me.

pg 56.(ARC copy) Father had never minded my going into the swam until I turned ten. Then he began to have doubts. He told me I ought to be more ladylike. He never quite forbade me, though, and thank goodness Stepmother came along to say I might visit the swamp as much as I liked-until, of course, she told me I mightn't.

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* Grab a book, closest.
* 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 the blog.
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*Don’t dig for your favorite book, the coolest or most intellectual. Use the CLOSEST!


Sherrie said...

This sounds intriguing. I'll have to check this one out. Have a great day!

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fredamans said...

I wonder why she was so fascinated by the swamp.
Thanks for participating!