May 27, 2016
The Friday 56 is a book meme hosted by Freda’s Voice. Do visit her blog to see which book is posted for this week and a list of bloggers who are also participating in this meme.
Rules: Turn to page 56 or 56% of an ebook. Find a sentence or two to share on your blog. Visit Freda’s Voice and add your (url) post the in Linky. Add the post url, not your blog url. And that is it.
Perfume began in Mesopotamia as incense offered to the gods to sweeten the smell of animal flesh burned as offerings, and it was used in exorcisms, to heal the sick, and after sexual intercourse. The word’s Latin etymology tells us how it worked: per=through + fumar = to smoke. Tossed onto a fire, incense would fill the sky with a smoke otherworldly and magical, which stung the nostrils as if clamorous spirits were clawing their way into the body.
When he heard Rebekkah scream from the other side of the barrier, he spun around, clawing at the invisible barrier, scrapping his his fingertips over it to find an opening of some sort. Nothing helped: he was trapped outside the land of the dead. His choices were to wait or to go back, and going back seemed exceptionally unwise.
So what do you think? Would you be interested in reading either of the books? Let me know in the comments. Happy reading!