Friday, November 9, 2012

My Friday post as the quest still persists..

Friday - I am sure it is an almost universal favorite day of the week! Our week has been unusually busy - busier than most of our normal busy weeks - and so Friday night has been especially welcome. As we returned home from the kids' after-school's annual cultural extragavanza, where the kids entertained, and all of us had fun and food, Friday evening brought with it an additional dose of relief. Now the kids look forward to a long weekend (not us parents though) while I wonder how to occupy the kids on Monday when we need to work.

But, right now it is still Friday and almost the end of it, so have to get this post completed sooner than later. So here are my entries for Book Beginnings: and Friday 56 from the same book.


For Book Beginnings: from Journeys on the Silk Road
"For nearly a thousand years two attendants waited, sealed from the world in a hand-carved cave, while the sands of the great Gobi Desert crept forward."

For Friday 56, from Journeys on the Silk Road
"The number of beads was reduced from the traditional 108 to 100 so the surveyors could easily count their steps. they kept their tally on tiny paper scrolls which they hid inside the hollow paper wheels, some of which also contained compasses. James Bond's Q could hardly have developed a more ingenious solution."

I am enjoying this read much more than I thought I would and eager to review it as well, so please look forward to my review of this unexpected treasure of a book soon. (I said that it would be next Wednesday in an earlier post but the review post that I expected to post this Wednesday did not make it through the highway from my brain to this blog, so expect a delay!)

6 comments:

  1. Sounds like a great literary journey in reading.

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    1. thank you Freda, it definitely is a wonderful read so far and I am sure I will enjoy it to the end

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  2. I really like the sound of this one!

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    1. Yes, aloi, you should definitely try this too and hope you will like it (I am still a ways from finishing it ..)

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  3. Very interesting. Wondering why they have to hide their tally. Here's my Friday Post.

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    1. this book is definitely proving to be interesting as i continue to read..thanks for visiting

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