Friday, June 3, 2022

The Friday 56 (217) & Book Beginnings: A Psalm for the Wild-Built by Becky Chambers

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.


Synopsis from Goodreads...                                                                                                                                           
Centuries before, robots of Panga gained self-awareness, laid down their tools, wandered, en masse into the wilderness, never to be seen again. They faded into myth and urban legend. Now the life of the tea monk who tells this story is upended by the arrival of a robot, there to honor the old promise of checking in. The robot cannot go back until the question of "what do people need?" is answered. But the answer to that question depends on who you ask, and how. They will need to ask it a lot. Chambers' series asks: in a world where people have what they want, does having more matter?


Beginning: "If you ask six different monks the question of which godly domain robot consciousness belongs to, you'll get seven different answers."

56: "Every two hundred days. That's it."


Comments: I finally read A Psalm for the Wild-Built. The story was fine. What are you reading this week?

18 comments:

  1. Sounds interesting.

    Have a great weekend!

    Emily @ Budget Tales Book Blog
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  3. Great excerpts! Thanks for sharing.

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    1. The opening is one of my favorite quotes from the book. Thanks for stopping by. Have a great weekend!

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  4. That's such a great cover! Thanks for sharing! Hope you have a wonderful weekend! :)

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  5. Sounds interesting. The excerpts are intriguing.

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  6. I have not read this one. Glad you thought it was okay. Have a great weekend!

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  7. I kind of felt the same way about this book. It was fine. Just fine. My quotes from The Island of Sea Women are here

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    1. I was really looking forward to it too, since The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet is one of my favorite books.
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  8. Intriguing premise for a sci fi novel!

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  9. This is definitely something different. Sounds interesting. Will take a look!

    Elza Reads

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