Friday, January 13, 2017

The Friday 56 (89) & Book Beginnings: 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne

The Friday 56 is a weekly meme hosted by Freda's Voice where every Friday you pick a book and turn to page 56 or 56%, and select a sentence or a few, as long as it's not a spoiler. For the full rules, visit the the page HERE
Book Beginnings is a weekly meme hosted by Rose City Reader that asks you to share the first sentence (or so) of the book you're reading.
33507Synopsis from Goodreads...

French naturalist Dr. Aronnax embarks on an expedition to hunt down a sea monster, only to discover instead the Nautilus, a remarkable submarine built by the enigmatic Captain Nemo. Together Nemo and Aronnax explore the underwater marvels, undergo a transcendent experience amongst the ruins of Atlantis, and plant a black flag at the South Pole. But Nemo's mission is one of revenge-and his methods coldly efficient...
Beginning: "The year 1866 was signalized by a remarkable incident, a mysterious and puzzling phenomenon, which doubtless no one has yet forgotten."

56: ""I can understand perfectly, sir, that your nets furnish excellent fish for your table; I can understand also that you hunt aquatic game in your submarine forest; but I cannot understand at all how a particle of meat, no matter how small, can figure into your bill of fare."
Comments: 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea is one of the classics I've been meaning to read. It's the first book I tackled in 2017, and I'm happy to say that I really enjoyed it. I also really liked the opening sentence.  

What are you reading this week?

18 comments:

  1. I'm also going the classic route this week with Jane Austen! I remember my brother loving Jules Verne when we were growing up but I honestly don't know if I ever read them myself. Hmmmm....

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    1. Jane Austen's books are some of the other classics I hope to get to this year. Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy your weekend!

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  2. Great choice! It's been many years since I read this. I still have an old copy. I keep meaning to read it again.

    My Friday 56 from Deadly Spirits

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    1. I can see why. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea is a great story. If I didn't have other books to read, I would definitely go back and reread my favorite parts. Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy your weekend! :-)

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  3. I read this one some years ago and enjoyed it. I am spotlighting A Merciful Death by Kendra Elliott this week. Happy reading!

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  4. Always been curious about this one. :)

    Stormi
    Friday memes

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  5. I haven't read this one, either...thanks for the reminder of what a great classic it is! Thanks for visiting my blog.

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  6. A great read and film! Happy weekend!

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    1. I've only read the book but I do want to see the movie for it. Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy your weekend! :-)

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  7. This is a classic that I've never. There are so many classics I'd love to pick up. I hope you enjoy your weekend!

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  8. I don't think I've read this one before; I do have some vague memories of it from around third grade though... Glad your first book of 2017 was a good one! :)

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  9. Somehow I've never read this before, but i really should try it! :) Any Jules Verne really.

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    1. After reading 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, I do want to get to more of Jules Verne's books. A lot of them sound pretty interesting. Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy your weekend!

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