Friday, January 10, 2014

Book Beginnings - 1/10/14


*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.


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This week's Book Beginnings is taken from THE INVENTION OF WINGS.  

I have read a few pages and am enjoying the book.  I love Sue Monk Kidd's books.

"There was a time in Africa the people could fly.  Mauma told me this one night when I was ten years old.  She said, "Handful, your granny-mauma saw if for herself.  She say they flew over trees and clouds.  She say they flew like blackbirds.  When we came here, we left that magic behind."




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28 comments:

  1. Happy Friday!!

    Thanks for stopping.

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  2. Lucky you, to have that book! Enjoy!

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  3. I'm interested in knowing what you think of this book, Elizabeth. I love The Secret Life of Bees, but was very disappointed with The Mermaid's Chair.

    My Friday post: http://www.bookclublibrarian.com/2014/01/friday-focus-friday-56-book-beginnings.html

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  4. When I first noticed this book, I could barely contain my excitement. It is definitely on my list. I'll be watching for your review.

    Here's MY FRIDAY POST

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  5. What an intriguing beginning! Sounds like this will be a very interesting book. Look forward to your review of it!

    Here's my Book Beginnings Post!

    Wendy @ Escape Into Fiction

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  6. Great opening! Definitely been seeing this title around the internet lately, lol. Thanks for sharing the opening lines with us :)

    Happy weekend! My Friday Book Memes

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  7. THANKS for stopping, Harvee.

    I know...I love her books.

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  8. I loved The Secret Life of Bees too.

    I didn't read The Mermaid's Chair.

    THANKS for stopping, Catherine.

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  9. Thanks for stopping, Laurel.

    It is quite good.

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  10. THANKS for stopping, Wendy.

    I hope you get to read it.

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  11. It is a good beginning. Thanks for stopping, justcaffeinated.

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  12. Such a good oepning...

    Sounds like a great read!

    Here is my snapshot post.

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  13. THANKS, guatami.

    The book is quite good.

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  14. Oops!! I left the wrong link previously.

    Here is my correct post!

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  15. I love that quote. Beautiful and sad.

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  16. THANKS for stopping, Carol.

    It is sad but beautiful...I agree.

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  17. Hi Elizabeth,

    I too have read 'the Secret Life Of Bees', although I don't know anything about the authors other works.

    Your first lines indicate a powerful, yet emotionally challenging read, which is definitely one for my list.

    The mixing of historical fact with fiction, is always a winning combination for me, as I tend not to read much non-fiction, or memoirs.

    I didn't know the name of Sarah Grimke before I read the synopsis for this book and have just spent a very worthwhile few minutes acquainting myself with this remarkable woman.

    I hope that you enjoy the rest of the book and have a great weekend,

    Yvonne.

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  18. Yvonne...thank you so much for your detailed, interesting comment.

    I didn't know who Sarah Grimke was either. The book is VERY GOOD.

    I hope you get to read it.

    THANKS for stopping.

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  19. I'm looking forward to this one too.

    Cynthia
    The Things You Can Read
    http://www.thethingsyoucanread.blogspot.com

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  20. What a great start to a book. I think we would all like to fly.

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  21. It is very good so far, Cynthia.

    I hope you get to read it.

    THANKS for stopping by.

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  22. Thanks for popping over! Loved the Secret Life of Bees and this one has been getting rave reviews ... :)

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  23. Thanks for popping over! Loved the Secret Life of Bees and this one has been getting rave reviews ... :)

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  24. I am really enjoying the book.

    Thanks for stopping, guiltless reader.

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  25. This opening is very intriguing... I'd love to know more about this book.
    :-)
    Bits & Bobs

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  26. THANKS for stopping, Jade.

    It is VERY good.

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  27. Ooh that is a really cool sounding intro.

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