Friday reads was invented by The Candid cover, It’s a book meme that mixes two already existing:
- Book Beginnings is a book meme hosted by Rose City Reader where participants share the first sentence (or so) of the book, along with initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires.
- The Friday 56 is hosted by Freda’s Voice, and the rules are quite simple: Grab a book, any book, and turn to page 56 or 56% in your e-reader. Find any non-spoilery sentence(s) and post.
My Current read
Me? Reading a book in Spanish? It’s more likely than you think
Jokes aside, this is a book by a Spanish author about the history of literature; mostly made up of dark or weird anecdotes that most people don’t know about.
As this is originally in Spanish I’ll be taking care of the translations
La sangre de los libros propone un viaje alternativo y diferente por la historia de la escritura. Detras de los grandes clásicos de la literatura universal, sea la Eneida, La vida es sueño, Jane Eyre, o Drácula, por mencionar sólo algunos títulos que el lector va a visitar en este viaje en el tiempo, hay misterios y enigmas y, con frecuencia, sangre: la sangre de los escritores esparcida de forma silenciosa por entre las líneas de sus libros.
The blood of the books proposes an alternative and different trip through the history of writing. Behind the big classics of universal literature, be it the Aeneid, Life is a dream, Jane Eyre, or Dracula, to mention just a few of the titles that the reader will visit in this trip through time, there are mysteries and enigmas, and, freuqently, blood: the blood of the writers spread silently in between the lines of their books.
I read this and I was hooked, how could I not??
The Friday 56
Se encontraban tan lejos de todo y de todos que estaban convencidos de que no habría testigos incómodos de su inconmensurable estupidez, es decir, de la estupidez de sus mandos y de los políticos a los que obedecían.
They found themselves so far from everything and everyone that they were convinced that there would be no uncomfortable witnesses of their immense stupidity, meaning, the stupidity of their superiors and the politicians they obeyed.
I haven’t gotten this far yet but I do want to know more..,