Friday, December 11, 2015

Book Beginnings - 12/11/15


*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 VIOLINIST OF VENICE by Alyssa Palombo:


"The gondola sliced silently through the dark water of the canal.  My hired gondolier pressed the craft close against the wall of one of the buildings that lined the waterway, allowing another boat to pass us."
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I finished this book last week.  LOVED it.

THE READERS OF THE BROKEN WHEEL RECOMMEND by Katarina Bivald.

 

I loved it.  It is a cute read that is set in a small town that doesn't have a book store and needs one.

This got so much BUZZ at the BEA this past spring.  A publicist said this book is a #1 Indie Next Great Read for January.

My review will be on my blog on January 7, 2016 

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17 comments:

  1. I hope you are enjoying the book you are reading right now.

    Thanks for stopping by.

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  2. Beautiful! I love all things Venetian.

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    1. It is quite good.

      We get to hear about going down the canal in the gondolas. :)

      Thanks for stopping, Bev.

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  3. Love the setting and the author's word choices: "sliced silently." Beautifully descriptive. The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend sounds like a good one too.
    My Friday post features FEVER SEASON.

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    1. Beautiful descriptions throughout the book.

      Thanks for stopping, Sandra.

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  4. The author didn't give too much away with the opening. It's a gorgeous cover. Hope you're enjoying it. :)
    @dino0726 from 
    FictionZeal - Impartial, Straightforward Fiction Book Reviews

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    1. I am enjoying the book.

      Thanks for stopping, Diane.

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  5. Beautiful imagery and yet intriguing too.

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    1. It is good, and I am learning some history too.

      Thanks for stopping, fredamans.

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  6. I like the beginning of The Violinist - sounds good - can't imagine living in a town without a library1 Here's my Friday post

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    1. The Violinist is good.

      The Readers was a cute, sweet read.

      Thanks for stopping, Maria.

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    1. It is good.

      Thanks for stopping, Lauren.

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  8. That does sound great! Can't wait for your review next month.

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    1. The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend is a great read for something different.

      The Violinist of Venice is a great historical fiction and love story. :)

      Thanks for stopping, samstillreading.

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  9. Yay! I'm glad The Violinist of Venice was a good read.

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    1. I finished the book, and my review is going live this Thursday along with a giveaway.

      Thanks for stopping, Stefanie.

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