Friday, May 23, 2014

Friday 56: When Camels Fly by NLB Horton


(hosted by Freda at Freda's Voice blog)

Rules:
*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) that grab you.
*Post it.

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(cover picture linked to GoodReads)

Quote from Page 56:

"His long, white robe with a checkered scarf -- kaffiyeh -- held in place by a braided rope -- agal -- was peasant clothing seen all over the Middle East.  His iconic pose, enabled by flexibility earning the name Grasshopper, was authentic: knees to shoulders and heels flat on the ground."

17 comments:

  1. This sounds good...great teaser!

    My Friday 56 is here.

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    1. Thanks, Yvonne! Originally, I was just going to put the 2nd sentence, but I thought it might give people the wrong idea. :O)

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  2. Great description! I can see this character squatting on the ground. How do people sit like that? -- especially for long periods of time!
    Here's the link to my Friday post: THE DOCTOR'S INDISCRETION.

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    1. I hear you, Sandra. I used to be able to, but not with these old knees anymore, well, unless I want to stay that way for the rest of my life! :O)

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  3. Sounds like a tense moment. I love the title of this book.

    Happy weekend!

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    1. I've finally caught up to the above quote while reading the book, Freda. It makes more sense now. :O) I kept making deals with myself as the clock got closer to midnight, "One more chapter." Which, of course turned into five or ten! :O)

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  4. Great 56!! Love that cover!!

    Here is my Friday 56 post!!

    AND

    Here is my Book Beginning post!!

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    1. It is a wonderful cover, Gautami! The great scenery, beautiful flowers, straw hat...and the gun. Life is full of contradictions. :O)

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  5. Intriguing! I like the cover, too :-) I'm reading Bill Bryson's Neither Here Nor There and pg 56 is full of fun stuff! I might do a Page 56 post as part of my usual Wednesday post this week...

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  6. Oooh, I hope so, Deniz. I love reading about other peoples' travel adventures!

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  7. That's a vivid description of the character! And this is an interesting Meme :)

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    1. Isn't it, Shilpa! This is only my 2nd week, but I'm enjoying it immensely!

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  8. That sounds fun and educational too.

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    1. That is a wonderful description, Kristen. Thanks!

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  9. I actually have a photo of the man who inspired this description. I was exploring an un-excavated dig (dating to roughly Solomon's time) on the side of a rural road in Jordan. Motion caught my eye. (It's best to remain alert there, especially as a woman.) A Bedouin came strolling out of nowhere. We were at least an hour from any settlement. He squatted in a donkey track and didn't budge until I left. I have no idea where he came from or where he was going. I will never forget the visual.

    Thanks for highlighting When Camels Fly on your Friday 56, LuAnn. I appreciate it, and look forward to my guest post tomorrow. NLBHorton

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    1. It's ready to go, "N", just waiting for 8 in the am! I can imagine there were quite a few surprises on your travels in the Middle East. The closest thing I have to compare is going into a store in Bern, Switzerland, and finding that no one spoke English. (Of course, I was younger then.)

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  10. Bern is one of my favorite places, LuAnn. Probably a perfect place to venture forth as a younger person. And isn't it amazing to discover the linguistic boundaries a little sign language, good humor, and patience can erase?

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