July 24, 2020

Book Beginnings / Friday 56 - The Princess Bride, by William Goldman

Hello, everyone! How was your week? I have been feeling very inactive lately, so I was mostly doing the work I had to do and nothing much else. However, I am enjoying Utopia Avenue, for which I hope that you'll read the review soon. Anyway, today it's Friday, so I decided to drag myself  
to participate in these two fun bookish memes.

1. Book Beginnings on Fridays, hosted by Rose City Reads. In this meme, we have to share the first sentence (or a bit more) from the book we are currently reading.

2. Friday 56 that is hosted by Freda's Voice. For this one, we have to share a small snippet from a book, taken from page 56 (or 56% on an e-reader).

Since I'm still reading Utopia Avenue that I featured last week, this week I'll be featuring one of my favourite books: The Princess Bride. This book really has everything: action, adventure, romance, revenge, fights, pirates, and the list goes on! 

Book Beginnings

"This is my favorite book in all the world, though I have never read it."

If this opening line can't pique your interest, which one can? The Princess Bride is actually about a book titles The Princess Bride. So, the story we all know and love happens in the book within the book. 

Friday 56

“Nonsense; you climbed the Cliffs of Insanity, and this isn’t nearly that steep.”

“And it took a little out of me too, let me tell you. And after that little effort, I tangled with a fella who knew a little something about fencing. And after that, I spent a few happy moments grappling with a giant. And after that, I had to outfake a Sicilian to death when any mistake meant it was a knife in the throat for you. And after that I’ve run my lungs out a couple of hours. And after that I was pushed two hundred feet down a rock ravine. I’m tired, Buttercup; do you understand tired? I’ve put in a night, is what I’m trying to get through to you.”

This snippet comes from 56% of the ebook. These lines summarise many of the adventures that have already happened in the book so far, and it's only midway through it! The continuation promises to be even more thrilling. Of course, if you've watched the movie, you already know what's going to happen.

What's a beautiful quote from the book you are currently reading? 


  1. Very adventuresome! Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.

  2. Hi there Konna! The Princess Bride! YEA!!! Such an awesome book. I think I need to read it again.

    Great quotes shared as well! You must hop over to my blog and have a look at a few of my Wednesday Wisdom posts. All about quotes. Still in it's kitten shoes, but we'll get there!

    Hope you will have a good weekend. Here's my Friday Post Weekend Book Friends

  3. I've always wanted to read this book after so many viewings of the movie! My Friday Quotes

  4. What great snippets! This is a book I've wanted to read for a while. Thanks for sharing! Happy reading! :)

  5. The Princess Bride is actually my all-time favourite movie. But I've never read the book! I think I need to read it soon.

  6. A book I've never read but a movie that I love! Happy weekend!

  7. I've never read the book, nor watched the film, however I really enjoyed checking out both the book and the author. I also liked your opening lines and the first sentence of your '56. Who among us could fail to be intrigued by the story of a book within a book!

    Thanks for sharing and enjoy the rest of your weekend :)


  8. I loved the movie but never read the book. I really should. Great choice!

  9. I didn't realize The Princess Bride was a book within a book! That opening line is definitely an attention-grabber, though! That 56 snippet makes it sound like it's pretty action-packed, too!

  10. Loved the movie. Have never read the book. I am currently reading When Breath Becomes Air ( a very sad true story)...and my favorite quote from it is - “There is a moment, a cusp, when the sum of gathered experience is worn down by the details of living. We are never so wise as when we live in this moment.”


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