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.
*Link up at Freda’s site
Today’s sentence comes from A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson, which is full of funny quotes.
“Looking for a supernova, therefore, was a little like standing on the observation platform of the Empire State Building with a telescope and searching windows around Manhattan in the hope of finding, let us say, someone lighting a twenty-first birthday cake.”
Here’s mine: http://blackdiamondsbookrev.fatcow.com/2011/11/25/the-friday-56-november-25-2011/
so much said in one sentence! wonderful!
Thanks! Bryson does have a way with words.
Sounds like a fascinating book!
That is a great snippet! What a nifty way to put it into perspective.
Here’s my Friday: http://myreadersblock.blogspot.com/2011/11/friday-memes_25.html
Thanks! Bryson tries his best to put the mos difficult scientific terms and formulas in plain English with clever and witty examples.
I’d say the odds are not very high, then…lol
Thanks for sharing. Now I’m quite curious about the book.
Here’s MY FRIDAY MEMES POST and
The odds of finding a supernova is indeed astoundingly small. I didn’t know that they were so difficult to spot.
Wow, love that sentence. It’s so normal and brilliant at the same time! XD
Hope you have a great weekend and hop on over if you have the time:
Juli @ Universe in Words
Thanks! Finding a quote in this book is easy. Every page has got one or two of these quips.
Hope you’re having a good weekend too!