Friday, July 17, 2015

Book Beginnings - 7/17/15


*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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My book beginnings is taken from THE LAST SUMMER AT CHELSEA BEACH by Pam Jenoff.

"I did not fight the umbrella which blew inside out as I stepped from the streetcar.  Instead, I clung tighter to my neatly soaked cloche to hold it in place against the icy rain that slanted sideways across Pennsylvania Avenue."

Sounds wonderful, doesn't it?



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I finished this book last week.

IN THE DARK PLACES by Peter Robinson


It was a very good mystery.  Had me guessing until the end.

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What are you reading or what have you read?






25 comments:

  1. Enjoy your reading weekend.

    Thanks for stopping.

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  2. Hi!
    Sounds interesting. Have a great day!

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    1. Thanks for stopping, Sherrie.

      I love Pam Jenoff's books.

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  3. Both of your books look like enjoyable reads.

    My Friday post: http://www.bookclublibrarian.com/2015/07/friday-focus-friday-56-book-beginnings_17.html

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    1. THE LAST SUMMER ON CHELSEA BEACH is wonderful.

      IN THE DARK PLACES was a really good mystery. Lots of twists and turns.

      Thanks for stopping, Catherine.

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  4. Sounds like a good story. I'm spotlighting Silver Mirrors by A. A. Aguirre this week. Happy reading!

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    1. It is quite good so far.

      Thanks for stopping, Kathy.

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  5. It sounds like that main character has to suffer through quite the terrible weather! I hope you enjoy this one! Thanks for sharing :) I hope you have a great weekend!
    My Friday post
    Juli @ Universe in Words

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    1. Sure sounds like trouble with the weather. :) I am enjoying the book.

      Thanks for stopping, Juli.

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  6. I have been curious about The Last Summer at Chelsea Beach....lovely excerpt.

    I am also curious about In the Dark Places.

    Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog. I will miss that bookcase, too...it has been in a couple of different rooms, so who knows? It may still find a home inside, instead of the garage. LOL

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    1. Have you read any of Ms. Jenoff's books? They are all so good.

      I KNOW you will like In The Dark Places, Laurel.

      As for your bookcase, I hope it makes its way back into your house. It is lovely.

      Thanks so much for stopping, Laurel.

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  7. I sometimes wonder why any one even bothers with umbrellas at all. They always seem to be going inside-out.

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    1. LOL...I agree.

      Thanks for stopping, Anne.

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  8. The opening of THE LAST SUMMER AT CHELSEA BEACH by Pam Jenoff sounds wonderfully descriptive. I could completely understand not wanting to let go of the umbrella even though it was completely useless now being inside out. :)
    @dino0726 from 
    FictionZeal - Impartial, Straighforward Fiction Book Reviews

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    1. :) on not letting go of the umbrella.

      Her books are always very descriptive and good.

      Thanks for stopping, Diane.

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  9. I have The Last Summer at Chelsea Beach to read soon (probably early next month) and am really excited...I love Pam Jenoff's books!

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    1. Oh yeah....I love her books too. She is also a very sweet person.

      Thanks for stopping, Colleen.

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  10. Just finished Angelic Business - Pink Matters, Olga Nunez and my current read The Bees. Thanks for coming by my blog, and introducing me to your two chosen books too. Haven't heard of Pam Jenoff Though I have come across Peter Robinson before.

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    1. I am hearing good things about The Bees. Will be looking for your thoughts on it, marjma2014.

      You should try one of Ms. Jenoff's books. They are historical fiction.

      Peter Robinson's book was my first book by him. I liked the mystery.

      Thanks for stopping, marjma2014.

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  11. Sounds like an interesting book,I hope you enjoy it :) the description seems lovely.
    Take care,
    Amy x

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    1. It is quite good. I am half way through the book.

      Thanks for stopping, Amy.

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  12. Glad you liked Inthe Dark Places. It's on my TBR pile for the summer!

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    1. I did like it. I hope you do too.

      Really good mystery.

      Thanks for stopping, Harvee Lau.

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  13. Mystery and historical fiction! Nice picks Elizabeth!

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    1. Thanks, guiltless reader.

      In The Dark Places was very good. First time I read a book by that author.

      Chelsea Beach is quite good too.

      Thanks for stopping.

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