Friday, October 9, 2015

Book Beginnings - 10/9/15


*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 FALL OF PRINCES by Robert Goolrick:


"When you strike a match, it burns brighter in the first nanosecond than it will ever burn again.  That first incandescence.  That instantaneous and brilliant flash.  1980 was the year, and I was the match, and that was the year I struck into blinding flame."

Pretty interesting beginning, don't you think?  

Not sure what to expect.  I have only read five pages. 

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I finished these books the last week:

DARKNESS THE COLOR OF SNOW by Thomas Cobb.
 


WHEN THE DEVIL'S IDLE by Leta Serafim.



My review and a giveaway of a $25 Amazon gift card or Paypal Cash courtesy of the author and publisher will go live on my blog on November 13.

The book was a good mystery set in Greece. 

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What are you reading or what have you read?

23 comments:

  1. Happy Friday!!

    Happy Reading!!

    Thanks for stopping.

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  2. That is a interesting beginning. Why was he the match.

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    1. Very interesting.

      I need to start reading.

      Thanks for stopping, JC Jones.

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  3. That's a great opening. Love the comparison to a match. Now I'm wondering what he did in 1980 that was so amazing.
    My Friday post features Seeing You Again.

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    1. It sounds very interesting.

      Yes....I agree...comparing someone to a match is quite interesting.

      Thanks for stopping, Sandra.

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  4. Quite a beginning. Very interesting! :)
    @dino0726 from 
    FictionZeal - Impartial, Straightforward Fiction Book Reviews

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    1. It is interesting and different.

      Going to sit down shortly and try to see what's going on.

      I do like this author's books.

      Thanks for stopping, Diane.

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  5. I love that excerpt! Thanks for sharing...enjoy.

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    1. It is pretty good, huh?

      Thanks for stopping, Laurel.

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  6. I'd like to know the match for what. Will keep on reading definitely

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    1. It is a bit mysterious.

      Thanks for stopping, Mystica.

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  7. I've never thought of that first incandescence before. Now I will.

    My Friday Quotes

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    1. It is something to think about. :)

      Thanks for stopping, Anne.

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  8. I like the beginning of the new Goolrick book.

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    1. Me too, but as I am reading it is a bit too intense for me.

      Thanks for stopping, Catherine. I usually really like his books.

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  9. Hi Elizabeth,

    I liked the descriptive opening lines of this book and was intrigued enough to check out the full synopsis.

    Unfortunately that's when I lost interest, as anything to do with institutions and their greedy employees, which helped cause the crash and suffering we all experienced a few years ago, is a little too close to home for my enjoyment.

    We were coerced into watching 'The Wolf Of Wall Street' a few months ago and by the end of the film, I was ready to put the TV through the nearest window, although unfortunately it wasn't my house or TV!! - The only redeeming feature about the entire viewing experience, was the amazing cast of actors!

    I can understand that you might be finding this story a bit too intense and probably slightly unpalatable, however I do hope that you stick with it and are able to see it through to its conclusion.

    Thanks for sharing :)

    Yvonne

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    1. It was too much for me, and I did stop reading.

      Arrogance is one of the other things that lead me to stop reading.

      I was disappointed because ii always enjoy his books.

      Thanks as always for stopping and for your wonderful comments, Yvonne.

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  10. This has been on my TBR since I first saw it and I love the beginning! I've been a little hesitant since I discovered it was fiction. Sometimes fiction with these types of characters can get to be a bit much.

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    1. I was excited to know he wrote another book.

      I love the title, but not the content.

      Thanks for stopping, Katherine.

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  11. Such a great beginning. It sounds a little ominous to me though .... I wonder how this will turn out ...:)

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    1. I don't know.

      I didn't continue.

      Thanks for stopping, guiltless reader.

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  12. Yeah it's a great beginning I'd have to agree there. It makes you wonder what happened in 1980. Did they discover something? Did they change the world? I don't know, it makes me think of something scientific because of the match reference :)
    Thank you for sharing,
    Amy x

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    1. I hope soneone else reads the book because I wasn't able to continue.

      Thanks for stopping, Amy.

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