Friday, October 23, 2015

Book Beginnings - 10/23/15


*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 ALONG THE INFINITE SEA by Beatriz Williams:


"All you really need to know about the Paris Rits is this:  by the middle of 1937, coco Chanel was living in a handsome suite on the third floor, and the bartender - an intuitive mixologist names Frank Meier - had invented teh Bloody Mary sixteen summers earlier to cure a Hemingway hangover.

I love Beatriz Williams' books.

THE SECRET LIFE OF VIOLET GRANT and TINY LITTLE THING were good reads.
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I finished these books the last two weeks.  Both were very good.

TAHOE BLUE FIRE by Todd Borg.

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What are you reading or what have you read?


24 comments:

  1. I need to start a nonfiction memoir of Bill Bryson who spent some time in England as his wife is from the UK. London is a place I hope to visit one day.

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    1. I rarely read non-fiction. ENJOY your read.

      London is a nice place to visit once you get out of Heathrow Airport. :)

      Thanks for stopping, Stefanie.

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  2. I haven't read any of Beatriz Williams' books, but this sounds like one I'd enjoy. I like books set in the 1930s.
    My Friday post features The Paragraph Ranch.

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    1. Start with THE SECRET LIFE OF VIOLET GRANT.

      She had me hooked on that one. :)

      Thanks for stopping, Sandra.

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  3. Love the idea of the Bloody Mary curing a Hemingway hangover! Here's mine: “TRUTH BE TOLD”

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    1. LOL....does sound pretty good.

      Thanks for stopping, Laurel.

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  4. Hi,
    Sounds interesting. I'll have to check this one out. Have a great day!

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    1. Give the author a try. I think you will like her books.

      Thanks for stopping, Sherrie.

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  5. I have two books that I can't wait to read...well I am reading the Beatriz Williams' book but so want to get started on The Lake House by Kate Morton.

    Not sure what to do. I am not able to read two books at at time. :)

    I love both authors.

    I hope you have a great Friday and weekend.

    Thanks for stopping.

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  6. This sounds like an interesting book and I love the cover! Here's my Book Beginnings & 56

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    1. Cover is beautiful. I love covers. :)

      It is pretty good. I always enjoy her books.

      Thanks for stopping, Maria.

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  8. Sounds like this has some humor in it. I already like it.
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    1. It is pretty good...thanks for stopping, Diane.

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  9. Haven't heard of this author before now. Love the opening, and I'm always attracted to books set during that period. Thanks for sharing this one, and thanks for the blog visit!

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    1. Ms. Williams has many good books.

      Thanks for stopping back, JLS Hall.

      I hope you pick up one of her books.

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  10. Great beginning! I've been wanting to read The Secret Life of Violet Grant and this sounds good too.

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    1. Violet was great.

      This book is getting quite good as well. :)

      Thanks for stopping, Katherine.

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  11. Really good beginning! It's definitely made me want.t to read on :D I love the bit about the bloody Mary x

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    1. It is a good read.

      Thanks for stopping, Amy.

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  12. Love that opening! I haven't read Williams yet but this one is definitely on my radar.

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    1. All of her books are very good.

      This book is a great women's fiction read too.

      Thanks for stopping, Kristen.

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  13. I love that opening...and the cover. Must put this one on my list.

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    1. Oh yes...the cover is gorgeous.

      Book is good too.

      Thanks for stopping, Catherine.

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