Friday 56: Russian Winter

23 Sep

Another week of participating in the Friday 56 from Storytime With Tonya and Friends .

The rules are:

  • Grab the book nearest you. Right now.
  • Turn to page 56
  • Find the fifth sentence.
  • Post that sentence (plus one or two others if you like) along with these instructions on your blog or (if you do not have your own blog) in the comments section Tonya’s blog.
  • Post a link along with your post back to Tonya’s blog.
  • Don’t dig for your favorite book, the coolest, the most intellectual. Use the CLOSEST.

Harper Collins sent me Russian Winter by Daphne Kalotay after I was intrigued by reviews on a couple of other blogs (and isn’t that cover gorgeous?). I’m not finding a lot of time to read, but I’m enjoying the the book so far.

Here’s my Friday 56 from it:

“I have given quite sufficient interviews in my life.”  The problem was, Nina knew, that she was “theirs.” Other once-famous dancers resided in New York, Paris, Majorca, but Nina was Boston’s very own grande dame of ballet.  Yet she had no desire to speak to anyone, least of all some poor scribe from the Worcester Telegram & Gazette.

I think this quote is a good introduction to the modern-day Nina, who is very different from the Nina in her prime, a Russian ballerina.

What do you think? Are you intrigued?


Posted by on September 23, 2010 in books, meme


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2 responses to “Friday 56: Russian Winter

  1. Lisa

    September 24, 2010 at 10:40 am

    It really is a beautiful cover–I’m glad to hear it’s a good story as well.

  2. Colleen (Books in the City)

    September 25, 2010 at 8:25 pm

    This book is so intriguing – can’t wait to see your review!


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