Friday, September 18, 2015

Book Beginnings - 9/18/15


*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 STONES IN THE ROAD by E. B. Moore:

"Joshua urges his horse through the iron gate.  Hoping to find his father's headstone, he dismounts at one slab not yet covered with lichen and reads the name.  It's not Father's. He reads it again.  Hand to his beard, he compresses his lips.  The name is his own."

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I finished these books the last two weeks.

THE PARIS KEY by Juliet Blackwell.

 
LOVED it.  The review is in the book's title. 
The cover is enough to pull you in.

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HOUSE OF THIEVES by Charles Belfoure.

Another excellent read by Mr. Belfoure.

Review is in book's title.  

If you enjoyed his book, THE PARIS ARCHITECT, you will also enjoy HOUSE OF THIEVES.

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What are you reading or what have you read?




22 comments:

  1. Hi,
    Love the book covers on all of the books. Have a great day!

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    1. I love the covers too. I am always drawn in by covers.

      Thanks for stopping, Sherrie.

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  2. What a great collection of books! I like the excerpts in Stones in the Road. Here's mine: “HOUSE OF GLASS”

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    1. It was about the Amish way of life.

      Thanks for stopping, Laurel.

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  3. Wow. Stones in the Road. What an introduction to the story!

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    1. Yes....a bit frightening. The book was good.

      Thanks for stopping, Kate.

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  4. Oooh! -- the beginning sent shivers. :)
    @dino0726 from 
    FictionZeal - Impartial, Straightforward Fiction Book Reviews

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    1. It would be something to shiver about when you see your own gravestone.

      Thanks for stopping, Diane.

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  5. I need to branch out and read more than nutrition books clearly!
    Emma
    www.bemomstrong.com

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    1. Nutrition books are good, but think about branching out. :)

      Thanks for stopping, Emma.

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  6. That's quite a beginning! I definitely want to know what's going on.

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    1. I hope you get to read the book. I won't put out any spoilers.

      Thanks for stopping, Katherine.

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  7. Now I want to read STONES IN THE ROAD by E. B. Moore. I am intrigued by the beginning you posted:

    "Joshua urges his horse through the iron gate. Hoping to find his father's headstone, he dismounts at one slab not yet covered with lichen and reads the name. It's not Father's. He reads it again. Hand to his beard, he compresses his lips. The name is his own."

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    1. You will like it. It is about the Amish.

      Thanks for stopping, Bonnie.

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  8. Whoa! His own name?! Creepy! I like it!

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    1. Glad you like it. :) It was pretty good. Was about the Amish way of life.

      Thanks for stopping, fredamans.

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  9. Eep!! A bit of a strange book beginning! It makes you wonder if it'll be a strange horror story! I'd definitely read on just to find out why his name's on the stone!
    Thank you for sharing,
    Amy x

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    1. You actually find out in the middle of the book. :)

      Not a horror story at all.

      Thanks for stopping, Amy.

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  10. I like the sound of Stones in the Road! Thanks for visiting my blog.

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    1. Stop back for my review on September 22.

      Thanks for stopping, Lauren.

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    1. It is a bit creepy. You find out what it's all about toward the middle of the book.

      Thanks for stopping, guiltless reader.

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