Friday, September 20, 2013

Book Beginnings - 9/20/13


*Please join Rose City Reader every Friday to share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires. Please remember to include the title of the book and the author's name.  *Taken directly from Rose City Reader's Blog Page.

My Book Beginnings is taken from THE WEDDING GIFT by Marlen Suyapa Bodden.  This book is wonderful as well as sad.  Beautiful prose.

"It is daytime, but the path is dark.  the stench of decomposing vegetation mingles with the scent of ripe muscadine grapes."



Burial Rites is the book I finished last week.  It was EXCELLENT.


22 comments:

  1. I am almost done with THE WEDDING GIFT.

    EVERY woman should read it.

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  2. I am curious about this one...that is an interesting opening.

    Here's MY FRIDAY MEMES POST

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  3. The opening and Wedding just don't seem to go together. Here is my
    Book Beginning at Mixed Book Bag

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  4. That is a very vivid opening...curious title and cover, I'm going to have to check this one out ;)

    Happy reading! My Friday Book Memes

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  5. The Wedding Gift is the maid of the mistress of the plantation's daughter, JC Jones.

    This book is well written and good.

    As I commented earlier, EVERY woman should read this.

    Very interesting opening and a good book, Laurel.

    I will have a review up today or early next week, justcaffeinated.

    THANKS for stopping by everyone.

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  6. Wow, you can almost smell the aromas the words describe. Great first sentence! I am hosting a giveaway on my Book Beginnings post today so if you are interested, please click over and comment for a chance to win.
    http://pictureperfectcooking.com/2013/09/19/book-beginnings-a-giveaway/

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  7. LOL pictureperfectcooking...I am sure it is "music" to your cooking skills. :)

    Will stop over to see what you are giving away.

    THANKS for stopping by.

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  8. THANKS for stopping by, Joanne P. I have finished the book and have reviewed it. Loved it.

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  9. Eww...I don't want to be there to smell the rotting vegetables. Must be a great writer for having such vivid details.

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  10. Not sure why that is the first sentence, but the book is FANTASTIC, Vonnie.

    Look at my review. :)

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  11. Thanks for bringing this book to my attention--it sounds like the type of book I love. I'm definitely adding it to my TBR list.

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  12. Is it a good sad or a bad sad? Thanks for the review!

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  13. Andrea...it is an informative sad. It is about slavery.

    It is an excellent read.

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  14. You will love it, Catherine.

    Thanks for stopping.

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  15. Hi Elizabeth,

    My first thought here was jungle, so I admit that I did cheat a little and checked out both book and author. (Not that I would know anything about jungle smells personally, nor do I really want to!)

    Well, I guess I was almost right with my jungle theory, however the 'real' synopsis is much more alluring and intriguing and makes 'The Wedding Gift' a definite for my reading list.

    Thanks for sharing and have a great weekend,

    Yvonne.

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  16. Wow, that beginning is definitely attention grabbing! A wonderfully descriptive opening! Thanks for sharing and for stopping by my Book Beginnings post earlier!

    Wendy @ Escape Into Fiction

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  17. That's kind of an earthy beginning, I'm sure its a great book. Have a great day Elizabeth!

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  18. THANKS for stopping by, Greg.

    My review is up if you want to see it.

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  19. Interesting book beginning - I am intrigued by the opening and wonder what happens next ....

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  20. THANKS for stopping, jaffareadstoo.

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  21. Thanks so much for popping over! The beginning makes me feel sort of melancholic ... I'd expect a wedding to be more joyous!

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