I haven’t participated in a Friday 56 in quite a while. I was looking back through my archive and the last one I posted was in February. Whoops! Anyway, I’m back now. I am currently reading Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo and really enjoying it.
From Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo:
“What the hell just happened?” Jesper asked. He was leaning against the railing, his rifle beside him. His hair was mussed, his pupils dilated. He seemed almost drunk, or like he’d just rolled out of someone’s bed. He always had that look after a fight.
I am currently reading Divine Mercy in My Soul, more commonly called The Diary, as part of my Lenten practices. I have read excerpts of The Diary before but this time, I intend to read the whole book. It is a rather large book with over 700 pages! This is primarily a book for spiritual reading and so I suspect that this book will take me quite some time to finish. Hopefully, by Easter (or at least Divine Mercy Sunday), I will be finished with my first reading of The Diary.
From Divine Mercy in My Soul: Diary of Saint Maria Faustina Kowalska by Saint Maria Faustina Kowalska (paragraph 56):
From the beginning I have been aware of my weakness. I know very well what I am of myself, because for this purpose Jesus has opened the eyes of my soul;
I am an abyss of misery, and hence I understand that whatever good
there is in my soul consists solely of His holy grace.
This is yet another book that I read when I was younger. Winter’s Child is a retelling of The Snow Queen. It has been years since I read this book so, when I saw it at the library, I decided a reread was in order.
From Winter’s Child by Cameron Dokey:
After all these years, he still called me Little One,
the nickname he’d given me as a child so that neither of us
would have to spend our days listening to him call me Sorrow.
I have decided that it is time for a re-read of one of my favorite childhood books, Anne of Green Gables. I loved this book so much as I child I even begged my parents until they agreed to take me to Prince Edward Island one summer. This quote, from page 56 in my edition, is a great part of the book where Marilla decided to allow Anne to stay at Green Gables. If you haven’t yet read this book, you really should.
From Anne of Green Gables by L M Montgomery:
I’ve been thinking over the idea until I’ve got kind of used to it.
It seems a sort of duty. I’ve never brought up a child, especially a girl,
and I dare say I’ll make a terrible mess of it. But I’ll do my best.
So far as I’m concerned, Matthew, she may stay.
I just finished reading This Shattered World and it was really great. I’m now reading Their Fractured Light and, so far, it is also pretty awesome.
“I’m going to have enough problems if you take my face back to your base with you.
I don’t think I’m about to give you a name to go with it.”