The Friday 56 is a weekly meme hosted by Freda’s Voice. The rules are simple: Turn to page 56 or 56% on your e-reader and post a line (or two)! Just be sure to not spoil the book. This is one of the memes I’ve been looking forward to doing since I began to blog again. My read of the week is Rebel Queen (also titled The Last Queen of India) by Michelle Moran.
I led her into our puja room and I let her ring the bell, so the gods would know we were there. Then we knelt before the images of Durga and Ganesh and I recited the Durga mantra.
I mentioned in a post last week that this was my next read and I’m so glad that I am reading it. Although I haven’t finished it yet, I’m already interested in learning more about India’s history through more historical fiction as well as personal research. It’s fascinating to read about the characters’ journeys as well as learning about British imperialism in India. Those are topics I don’t know much about, so I love that I’m learning while reading, and it’s not boring!