Friday56 & #BookBeginnings: Silk Armor

For Book Beginnings:
Our train to Instanbul was scheduled to stop here at five minutes after two in the morning.
 - p. 1

For Friday 56:
He looks at his hand. Socks. Why does he have socks in his hand? He lets them drop and gropes about for defense, some kind of armor, but finally resorts to protection behind the practical and irrelevant. "Does he own a gun?"
- p. 56
About Silk Armor by Claire Sydenham: Her name is Didem, a young Turkish university student. Though she has left her veil behind in the provincial village she grew up in, she is still watched over closely by her father and certain friends. But when she meets Victor, an American instructor at the university, and they fall in love, Didem is propelled into an entirely new and dangerous future. The obstacles and threats they face lead Didem and Victor into plans of escape, an escape Didem must keep secret.

Silk Armor follows her adventure through her battles with her community, her culture, her traditions and conscience, leading to her realization that though these battles may be lost her war can still be won.
December is always a little crazier than most months, so I hope everyone is doing well, keeping warm (or cool, depending where you are). My reading has been quite good but my review writing is on a slow burner. I do hope to get a few more books read and reviewed over the holidays, like this one! Sounds intriguing, don't you think?


  1. Thanks for posting about this book on BBOF! I love the title and it sounds like a great story,

    My December is insane. Usually works slows down and I can enjoy Christmas. Not this year!

  2. Interesting opening! The premise of the novel also sounds very interesting, I think it's fantastic that there are more books published that are set somewhere in Turkey; the country is very intriguing.

    Happy reading and hope you're having a good December :) On top of Christmas there are a few family birthdays that are going to be celebrated so it's going to be quite a holiday (as always) ;) But I love this time of year too so it's all good! :)

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  3. I hope you enjoy this book.
    December seems to flying by far too quickly! I have lots that I need to catch up on. Happy weekend :)

  4. Sounds like an interesting read. Thanks for sharing :)

  5. An international love story! Love it!

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  6. I like the sound of this one...great pick! My Friday post:

  7. I couldn't connect with this book. I hope you enjoy it.

    I don't have a post this week, but will next Friday.

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  8. Looks like Paris, Amsterdam or London on the cover!
    LOL @ the 56... socks???

    Happy weekend!

  9. this looks intriguing.. the cover and love the 56


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