Friday, March 4, 2016

Book Beginnings - 3/4/16


*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 HANGING MARY by Susan Higginbotham:

"There were two things for which I could thank my late husband:  buying our house in Washington, and dying.  It was in 1862 when my husband left this world, but two years later I still woke sometimes, trembling, before I remembered I was perfectly free."
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I finished these books last two weeks:

THE TAXIDERMIST'S DAUGHTER by Kate Mosse:

 

It took a bit longer than usual to get interesting, but it is a good mystery. 
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BLACK RABBIT HALL by Eve Chase.

 

LOVED it.

Review is in book's title.
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21 comments:

  1. Happy Friday and Happy Reading!!

    I hope you are reading a good book.

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  2. Now that's a good beginning! LOL

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    1. LOL...it sure is.

      Thanks for stopping, Kay.

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  3. I like the opening of Hanging Mary. Sounds like an interesting read.

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    1. I have only read about 5 pages, but I am sure it will be good.

      Thanks for stopping, Catherine.

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  4. Oh, yes, that is a feeling many women in those times could relate to, I'm sure. Thanks for piquing my interest.

    Here's mine: “THE NEXT TIME YOU SEE ME”

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    1. It does sound good, and I am sure that was something a lot of women felt in that era.

      Thanks for stopping, Laurel.

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  5. I absolutely love that beginning. Without knowing anything else about the book, I'd like to read it. :)
    @dino0726 from 
    FictionZeal - Impartial, Straightforward Fiction Book Reviews

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    1. It is quite good, isn't it? :)

      Thanks for stopping, Diane.

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  6. I like the beginning for Hanging Mary - would hate that feeling of not being free to make up my mind about things until someone was dead...thanks for visiting my Friday meme

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    1. So far it is pretty good.

      Thanks for stopping, Maria.

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  7. I also liked that opening. Thanks for the visit.

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    1. The opening definitely attracts attention.

      Thanks for stopping, Bev.

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  8. Nice picks, Elizabeth! I``ve got my eye on The Taxidemist`s Daughter ...

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    1. The Taxidermist's Daughter wasn't bad, but took a while to get interested.

      Very good story line.

      Thanks for stopping, guiltless reader.

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  9. Great beginning. It kind of reminds me of a short story I read in a Women's Literature course I took a long time ago. Enjoy! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

    brenda

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    1. Don't you love reminders of "long ago?" :)

      Thanks for stopping, proseandkahn.

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  10. Hanging Mary sounds fascinating! Happy reading!

    Check out my Friday 56 (With Book Beginnings).

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    1. Thanks, Lauren.

      Happy Reading to you too.

      Thanks for stopping.

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  11. Hi Elizabeth,

    I too, really enjoyed the opening lines of 'Hanging Mary' and was getting excited that I might have another book to add to my growing 'Want To Read' list.

    Sadly however, the premise didn't quite match up to what I had exepected, so sadly I have to say that this one isn't for me after all!

    'Black Rabbit Hall' is another book enjoying much acclaim right now, but once again, I don't think it is one I shall be rushing to read, despite your own glowing review :)

    Thanks for sharing and I hope that you have had a good weekend.

    Yvonne

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    1. I had to "hang it up" with Hanging Mary. Couldn't get into it.

      Sorry you aren't interested in Black Rabbit Hall, but I am sure you have plenty to read.

      Thanks so much for stopping, Yvonne

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