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Friday, June 27, 2014

Friday 56 #27


This is a fun meme to do hosted by Freda's Voice If you'd like to join on the fun go to The Friday 56 

 Rules:
 
 *Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader.
*Find any sentence that grabs you.
*Post it.
*Link it
Out of Africa
 
Summary:
 
Out of Africa is Isak Dinesen's memoir of her years in Africa, from 1914 to 1931, on a four-thousand-acre coffee plantation in the hills near Nairobi. She had come to Kenya from Denmark with her husband, and when they separated she stayed on to manage the farm by herself, visited frequently by her lover, the big-game hunter Denys Finch-Hatton, for whom she would make up stories "like Scheherazade." In Africa, "I learned how to tell tales," she recalled many years later. "The natives have an ear still. I told stories constantly to them, all kinds." Her account of her African adventures, written after she had lost her beloved farm and returned to Denmark, is that of a master storyteller, a woman whom John Updike called "one of the most picturesque and flamboyant literary personalities of the century."
Summary & Cover taken from Goodreads.com
Length: 399 pages (Hardcover)
Publication Date: September 5th 1992 by Modern Library (first published 1937)    
 
My 56:
 
I drove one morning from the farm to Nairobi. My mill on the farm had burnt down a short time before, and I had to drive into town many times to get the insurance settled and paid out; in this early morning I had my head filled with figures and estimates.

What's your 56?
 
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22 comments:

  1. What caused the farm to be burnt down? Or do I have to read the book to find that out ;)

    My BB and 56

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  2. I'm curious too as to what happened. And at least she was able to get paid, insurance companies can be a pain.

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    1. I'm not that far into it yet (reading this as a side read) and I really want to know too lol.

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  3. I hate it when my thoughts are filled with figures and estimates!

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    1. Me too, I much prefer when it's filled with bookish things :)

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  4. I loved the movie...so now I need to read this! Thanks for reminding me of this great book. Here's mine: “ MR. CHURCHILL’S SECRETARY”

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  5. Sounds like an interesting novel. Worth checking out!

    Here is my POST.

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    1. It's a great memoir Gautami, I love hearing about life in Africa in the early 1900s.

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  6. I saw the movie but didn't realize it had been based on a book. I'll read this for sure!
    Here's the link to my Friday post: INTERIOR DESIGNS.

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  7. I want to know what happened! I hope you're planning on reviewing this one soon because I'm interested in seeing your thoughts. I really need to watch the movie too to figure out if I've seen it or not.

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    1. I'll probably be reviewing it next month some time :) It's a slower read (side read I should say) and I'm liking taking my time with it.

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  8. I saw the film, but would love to read the memoir.

    Happy weekend!

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    1. It's very well written Freda, I hope you read it soon.

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  9. I like non-fiction reads from time to time, and I've always been fascinated with the Africa. I'll look into this book; thanks for sharing!

    Sparrow's BB & Friday 56

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    1. I'm obsessed with Africa myself, so I hope you give it a try :)

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  10. I like your Friday 56. I've seen this movie. It's really good. I'll bet the book is better than the movie. It's a classic.

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    1. It's very good, I've only seen a bit of the movie and both seem great.

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  11. The book is thought provoking. Many of us have lost the gift of story telling. I think we miss a lot of our personal history and family datails because of that. After all, most of it isn't written down.

    http://www.fundinmental.com/friday-56-14-city-dean-koontz/

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    1. I agree Sherry, books seemed more truthful back then.

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