Friday, January 17, 2014

Book Beginnings - 1/17/14


*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  HUNTING SHADOWS by Charles Todd.

"He read the telegram with dismay, and a second time with a heavy sense of loss.  Major Clayton was dead.  He'd been in the hospital outside London since the closing days of the war, fighting a different battle."

I enjoy Charles Todd's books.


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THE INVENTION OF WINGS is worthy of mentioning again this week.  

My review link is in the book's title.

This book was wonderful.

"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....love seeing all the different books everyone has.

    THANKS for stopping.

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  2. I like Sue Monk Kidd. What a great beginning! I would definitely pick it up!

    Here is my post

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  3. I've read and enjoyed a few Charles Todd books. Must continue on with that series.

    So glad to hear you liked the new Sue Monk Kidd book. I haven't decided whether to read it yet, since I had such totally different reactions to the two books of hers that I've read. Think I'll see if I can reserve it at the library.

    My Friday post: http://www.bookclublibrarian.com/2014/01/friday-focus-friday-56-book-beginnings_17.html

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  4. Good idea to reserve it in the library in case you don't like it.

    The only other book I read by her was her book The Secret Life of Bees.

    Thanks for stopping, Catherine.

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  5. Both books have very strong and inviting openings. I feel drawn to to Sue Monk Kidd's book. I don't think I've read Charles Todd.

    Happy Reading!
    :)

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  6. I enjoy Charles Todd's books. This is one I have not read. Click here to go to Mixed Book Bag

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  7. There were a few that I read that I didn't like, but for the most part, I really like Todd's books.

    THANKS for stopping, JC.

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  8. Pooch...you will have to get one of his books and give it a try.

    THANKS for stopping.

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  9. I haven't read any books by Charles Todd, but the opening of this book made me want more. I'll look for it.
    Here's the link to my Friday post: BETWEEN LONESOME AND TEXAS.

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  10. Another one who hasn't read Charles Todd. So many book, so less time….

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  11. Hi Elizabeth,

    I have the Sue Monk Kidd book already on my list, you obviously share the enthusiasm of so many of your fellow bloggers, where this book is concerned. I too have read 'The Secret Life Of Bees', so if this one is half as good , then I shall be in for a treat!

    Charles Todd is also on my list of new to me authors to try. I particularly like that he has visited England many times and therefore approaches the mysteries heaped on his English protagonists with some perception and knowledge of the subject.

    Needless to say, your first lines this week are winners with me!

    Thanks for sharing and have a good weekend,

    Yvonne

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  12. Give Todd a try some time.

    Thanks for stopping, Peggy.

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  13. THANKS for stopping, Sandra.

    Give Mr. Todd a try sometime.

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  14. they both sound good to me!
    a bit weary for all the noise around the 2nd one, but we'll see

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  15. The Secret Life of Bees was awesome. The Invention of Wings was good as well.

    Hunting Shadows is pretty good. I am on about Page 40 right now. I hope you get to read the book.

    THANKS for always stopping, Yvonne.

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  17. Hunting Shadows seems to be good, and The Invention of Wings was GREAT!!

    Thanks for stopping by, wordsandpeace.

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  18. I agree with what everyone else have said. Both book beginnings sound really good, and I've liked Sue Monk Kid's books in the past, so I may pick this one up too. =) Not so sure about Charles Todd, but perhaps. Thanks for sharing!

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  19. Thanks for stopping, Hazel.

    I hope you try a Charles Todd book some day.

    Sue Monk Kidd's books are awesome.

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  20. I've got Hunting Shadows on my list to read this year. Might have to put The Invention of Wings on the list, too! Happy reading, and thanks for the blog visit.

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  21. These are two very different but very interesting beginnings. Thanks for showing me two authors that I am bit familiar with. Have a great weekend!

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  22. Thanks for stopping, pictureperfectcooking.

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  23. Hunting Shadows is pretty good so far. Sometimes it takes a while to get into the Todd books.

    I hope you get to read The Invention of Wings.

    Thanks for stopping, JLS Hall.

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  24. I like the two books you chose. Would definitely read both.
    Harvee
    Book Dilettante

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  25. THANKS for stopping, Harvee.

    The Invention of Wings was good, and Hunting Shadows is pretty good.

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  26. This week was super crazy, so I didn't do the hop, but I'm running over to your Invention of Wings review - I thought it was fabulous; my review is going up this week - I need to see what you thought of it! :) (oh, and Ms. Crosby sent me the first-in-series for Jubilee's Journey as well, so that I can review them for her! - I'm hitting both of those this week!)

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  27. You will LOVE Jubilee's Journey.

    Can't wait to see your review of The Invention of Wings and Jubilee's Journey.

    THANKS for stopping.

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