Friday, September 30, 2016

Book Beginnings - 9/30/16

 
*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 THE GIRL IN THE CASTLE by Santa Montefiore:

 

"The two little boys with grubby faces and scuffed knees reached the rusted iron gate by way of a barely distinguishable track that branched off the main road and cut through the forest in a sleepy curve." 
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Books finished the last two weeks:

TAHOE DARK by Todd Borg

Love Mr. Borg's books.

Review is in the book's title.  

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THE VELVET HOURS by Alyson Richman

Loved the book.

Review is in the book's title.  


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NEWS OF THE WORLD by Paulette Jiles:



Captain Kidd travels around the country reading the news while he is transporting a ten-year old girl that had been captured by the Indians and then returned. 

I enjoyed the book.

Love the descriptions of the undeveloped country but happy I didn't live back then.  

Review on October 6.
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LETTERS FROM PARIS by Juliet Blackwell
 
I really enjoyed LETTERS FROM PARIS.  
Review is in the book's title.
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THE CONFECTIONER'S TALE by Laura Madeleine

Really enjoyed the book - especially the ending. 

Review is in the book's title.
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STALKED by Elizabeth Heiter

Review will be on December 27.

Another good mystery by this author. 


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9 comments:

  1. The Girl In The Castle is pretty good so far.

    I "think" there is some paranormal in it which I normally do not read, but the castle and life in the castle is keeping my interest.

    Thanks for stopping.

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  2. I'm curious about The Girl in the Castle...and Stalked has been haunting me.

    Here's mine: “LUCKIEST GIRL ALIVE”

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    1. Can't say too much just yet about The Girl In The Castle because I just started it, but I think I will like it.

      Stalked is right up your alley, Laurel. Mystery/Thriller - I finished it the other day.

      Thanks for stopping, Laurel.

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  3. The opening draws me in, Elizabeth! I look forward to learning more about this novel.

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    1. I like castles. :)

      Thanks for stopping, Suko.

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  4. I liked the beginning - sounds just right for the kind of story this is - looks like you've read some really good books this week - I have a few of them on my wish list. Here's my Friday meme

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    1. The book is good...I am only 1/4 of the way through, but I like the main character. She is a spunky nine-year old who lives in a castle and has a governess and hates having a governess. :)

      I enjoyed all those books.

      Which ones do you have on your wish list?

      Thanks for stopping, Maria.

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  5. I like the sound of that beginning. Thanks for sharing!

    Check out my Friday 56 (With Book Beginnings).

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    1. I am enjoying the book.

      Thanks for stopping, Lauren.

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