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Friday’s Page 69 ~ The Island of Sea Women by Lisa See

Friday’s Page 69 ~ The Island of Sea Women by Lisa See

The Island of Sea Women, Lisa See, Women, Korea, Asia, Adult, Historical Fiction
As the sun set, we walked to the water’s edge, where Shaman Kim made offerings to the sea gods. “Release Sun-sil’s spirit,” she entreated. “Let her come back with me.” She tossed one end of a long piece of white cloth into the waves, then slowly hauled it in, bringing my mother’s spirit with it.
The next morning, the winds were violent, making it impossible to keep the candles lit. Today would be about release: for my mother to be released from this plane and for us to be released from our links to her and from our torments. we began with the same pattern of weeping, wailing, dancing, and chanting, until Shaman Kim finally asked us to sit. Around me, I saw faces filled with sadness but also excitement.
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First Chapter First Paragraph Thursday Intros ~ Breathless by Jennifer Niven

First Chapter First Paragraph Thursday Intros ~ Breathless by Jennifer Niven

Breathless, Blue, Water, Swimming Trunk, Bikini, Boy, Girl, Young Adult, Graduation, Summer, Island, Divorce, Jennifer Niven
I open my eyes and I am tangled in the sheets, books upside down on the floor. I know without looking at the time that I’m late. I leap out of bed, one foot still wrapped in the sheet, and land flat on my face. I lie there a minute. Close my eyes. Wonder if I can pretend I’ve fainted and convince Mom to let me blow off today and stay home.
It’s peaceful on the floor.
But it also smells a bit. I open an eye and there’s something ground into the rug. One of Dandelion’s cat treats, maybe. I turn my head to the other side and it’s better over here, but hen from outside I hear a horn blast, and this is my dad.

Weekly Quote for Week 53-2020 ~ The Secret Island

Weekly Quote for Week 53-2020 ~ The Secret Island

The Island, The Secret Series, Enid Blyton, Children's Books, Mystery, Boat, Lake/Sea, Children, Island, Clouds, Adventure“The little island seemed to float on the dark lake-waters. Trees grew on it, and a little hill rose in the middle of it. It was a mysterious island, lonely and beautiful. All the children stood and gazed at it, loving it and longing to go to it. It looked so secret – almost magic.
“Well,” said Jack at last. “What do you think? Shall we run away, and live on the secret island?”
“Yes!” whispered all the children.
“Let’s!”