The Friday 56

The Friday 56 is a bookish meme hosted by Freda’s Voice.

*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56.
*Find any sentence that grabs you.
*Post it.
*Link up at Freda’s site

Today’s sentence comes from Spinning-Wheel Stories by Louisa May Alcott.

“When the bustle was all over, Abby found herself a heroine in her small circle of admiring friends and neighbors, who praised and petted her as if she had saved the city from destruction.”



  1. Sorry you were disappointed. I don’t usually read story collections, but the quote sounds ‘up-beat’ and positive, which is a good thing to counteract stories with depressing content.

    1. I on the other hand love reading story collections. The problem with Spinning-Wheel Stories is that it is actually too ‘up-beat’. I quote from my own review,

      “The stories are for the most part very sugary. I am very fond of old classics but even I think that these stories are old fashioned.”

      Spinning-Wheel Stories has not aged well. That was basically my problem with this collection.

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