Friday, June 15, 2018

The Friday 56 (133) & Book Beginnings: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

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.


14Synopsis from Goodreads...

Seconds before the Earth is demolished to make way for a galactic freeway, Arthur Dent is plucked off the planet by his friend Ford Prefect, a researcher for the revised edition of the The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy who, for the last fifteen years, has been posing as an out of work actor. Together this dynamic pair begin their journey through space aided by quotes from The Hitch Hiker's Guide "A towel is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker can have" and a galaxy-full of fellow travellers: Zaphod Beeblebrox - the two-headed, three-armed ex-hippie and totally out to lunch president of the galaxy; Trillian, Zaphod's girlfriend (formally Tricia McMillan), whom Arthur tried to pick up at a cocktail party once upon a time zone; Marvin, a paranoid, brilliant and chronically depressed robot; Veet Voojagig, a former graduate student who is obsessed with the disappearance of all the ball-point pens he has bought over the years...


Beginning: "Far out in the uncharted backwaters of the unfashionable end of the Western Spiral arm of the Galaxy lies a small unregarded yellow sun."

56: "The real Universe arched sickeningly away beneath them. Various pretend ones flitted silently by, like mountain goats."


Comments: I haven't been reading much beside the ARCs I currently have to get through. As such, I'm sharing a quote from one of my all-time favorite science fiction novels: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams. The first sentence is one of the most memorable lines from the book. It's one of the few books that has made me really laugh. 

26 comments:

  1. Hi Breana!

    I love this book!! Everything about it. Now I want to re-read it, since it's been far too long since I picked this up. lol Great choice!

    Here's mine for today! http://bit.ly/2Mu0I6g

    Have a lovely weekend!

    Hope you get lots of reading in,

    Luv Sassy x

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    1. I also haven't read The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy in a while. If I had the time, I'd definitely reread it. Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy your weekend!

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  2. I've been curious about this book. Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.

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  3. Great book and film!! Happy weekend!

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  4. I've never read this "classic" science fiction story. It sounds like it should get itself onto my wishlist. This week I have Girl With a Gun by Kari Bovee - a historical mystery from my review stack. Happy reading!

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  5. I still haven't read this but I've always been intrigued by it! Great post - here's mine: https://myendlessshelf.weebly.com/home/the-friday-56-noah-cant-even-by-simon-james-green

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    1. I agree. It's one of my favorite book beginnings. Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy your weekend!

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  7. How have I not read this book by now? I really need to. Sounds awesome! Thanks for sharing and have a great weekend! :)

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  8. This is one book that I have wanted to read for so long! I have heard wonderful things. I hope that you enjoy it. :)

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    1. It also took me a while to get to The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, but one day I just decided to buy the omnibus edition. And I ended up binge-reading the entire series (except for the book written by Eoin Colfer). Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy your weekend!

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  9. I read this a long time ago. A good choice!

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  10. The movie was okay but I really enjoyed the book. Good choice!

    My Friday 56 from Safari

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  11. I've always been curious about this one. I love that beginning very much. Happy weekend!

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