Time for the first Friday 56 of advent!
The Friday 56 is a weekly blog meme hosted by Freda’s Voice. The idea is to share an excerpt from a book you’ve been reading every Friday, to promote the book or simply just to showcase your current read!
*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader
(If you have to improvise, that’s OK.)
*Find any sentence, (or few, just don’t spoil it)
*Add your (url) post below in Linky. Add the post url, not your blog url.
*It’s that simple
I’ve missed the last couple of weeks’ worth of Friday 56 because I was so busy with Nanowrimo, so I’m happy to finally be back with a new post. This week I started The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue (finally!) so today’s quote is from that.
“Ah.” The duke fishes a silver vinaigrette from his pocket and takes a grand sniff. “The last I heard, he was staying more at his estate to keep an eye upon a delinquent son who enjoyed drinking and boys more than he did his studies at Eton.”
All the color drains out of my face. A few people glance our way, key phrases in his statement catching gossip-hungry ears. The duke gives me a cool expression, and I’m quite ready to either overturn a table or do a dramatic collapse to the ground. Perhaps both in quick succession.
I love this book so far, even though I’m only a couple of chapters in. The narrative is humorous and snappy and Monty and Percy’s relationship is very cute. I can’t wait to see how the story progresses.
What have you been reading this week? Have you read The Gentleman’s Guide? Let me know in the comments!