Friday, February 9, 2018

The Friday 56 (124) & Book Beginnings: The Universe of Us by Lang Leav

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.
29431081Synopsis from Goodreads...

Lang Leav presents a completely new collection of poetry with a celestial theme in The Universe of Us...

Planets, stars, and constellations feature prominently in this beautiful, original poetry collection from Lang Leav. Inspired by the wonders of the universe, the best-selling poetess writes about love and loss, hope and hurt, being lost and found. Lang's poetry encompasses the breadth of emotions we all experience and evokes universal feelings with her skillfully crafted words...
Beginning: "I believe we think more deeply about the universe when we're falling in love. I think the mysterious pull draws you to another person is identical to the one that moves our eyes upward to the stars."

56: "I heard it began snowing in the Sahara and I wanted to tell you that I've changed."
Comments: My first poetry read of 2018, and I enjoyed it. The beginning is from the introduction by Lang Leav. And my 56 is part of a poem named Sahrah, and the irony behind it is that recently it actually did snow in the Sahara Desert. And The Universe of Us was released on October 4, 2016. 

What are you reading this week?


23 comments:

  1. I haven't read poetry in years but I like what you've shared. I need to look for this one and add some more poetry to my reading life.

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  2. I seldom read poetry beyond the occasional novel in verse. This does sound lovely. This week I have The Philosopher's Flight by Tom Miller. Happy reading!

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    1. Your comment reminded me that I haven't read many novels written in verse. The only one I can think of is The Bridge from Me to You, which was only half verse. I need to find more of them. Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. It's a strange line from page56, I am curious though!

    Very cute cover.

    Here is mine: http://bit.ly/2nLo2BK

    Have a lovely weekend, Breana!

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    1. The 56 is only a part of the poem. It makes more sense if you've read the whole thing. Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. I don't read a lot of poetry, but whenever I read lovely poems, I am reminded of how much they add to our lives.

    Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

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  5. That beginning was not at all what I expected from that cover. Sounds like an interesting book. Happy weekend!

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    1. It was pretty interesting. Thanks for stopping by!

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  6. Not big on poems but glad you are enjoying it. :)

    Stormi
    Friday Memes

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  7. Sounds like a wonderful read! Have a great weekend! :)

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  8. This sounds like a beautiful book! I hope that it is one you enjoy. :)

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  9. I don't read a lot of poetyr but enjoy it when I do. This sounds wonderful.

    My Friday 56 from The Asylum For Wayward Victorian Girls

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    1. I'm kind of the same way, and it's one of my 2018 goals to read more poetry. Thanks for stopping by!

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  10. I love the writing in both the beginning and the 56. Glad you enjoyed this one. Happy weekend!

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  11. This book sounds like a beautiful read. I've never been big on poetry but I do like these poems! Thank you for sharing and have a wonderful weekend :)

    Jo-Ann

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Comments are appreciated and always welcome. :)

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