Friday, February 10, 2017

Book Beginnings - 2/10/2017

 
*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 I SEE YOU by Clare MacKintosh:

 
"The man behind me is standing close enough to moisten the skin on my neck with his breath.  I move my feet forward an inch and press myself into a gray overcoat that smells of wet dog.  It feels as if it hasn't stopped raining since the start of November, and a light steam rises from the hot bodies jammed against one another."
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Book Finished the last three weeks:

WINDY CITY BLUES by Renee Rosen - review will be on March 7.

A marvelous read and a treasure for music fans and historical fiction fans.

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THE MOTHER'S PROMISE by Sally Hepworth

Review will be on February 21.

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THINGS WE HAVE IN COMMON by Tasha Kavanagh

 
Review is in the book's title.
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26 comments:

  1. That is a very interesting beginning, right? Very creepy and descriptive - wet dog indeed.

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    1. She does write descriptive and creepy books, but they are VERY good.

      Her first book, I LET YOU GO, had an amazing twist.

      Thanks for stopping, Kay.

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    1. I liked her first book. I am sure this one will be just as good.

      Thanks for stopping, fredamans.

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  3. I loved I See You, and could feel what the character was feeling a lot of the time.

    The Mother's Promise is on my list. Thanks for sharing, and here's mine: “BEHIND HER EYES”

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    1. Great to hear it is good. I really liked her first book. Thanks for letting me know.

      I hope you get to read The Mother's Promise.

      Thanks for stopping, Laurel.

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  4. BBOF got off to a late start this week, but it it up and running now. Sorry for the delay!

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    1. Thanks for the info, Gillion.

      Thanks for stopping.

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  5. Oh my, that is a fantastic beginning.

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    1. Thanks for stopping, Roberta.

      It does sound like the book will be good.

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  6. That's a creepy opening. What an icky feeling it would be to have someone breathing on your neck, especially if your only recourse is to move closer to a smelly wool overcoat! I'd keep reading to find out what happens next.
    My Friday post features An Innocent Client.

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    1. It is a pretty creepy beginning, but just like you, makes me want to keep reading.

      I hope I can read this evening.

      Thanks for stopping, Sandra.

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  7. I liked her previous book. This one arrived at my house this week so I'll be reading it soon :)

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    1. I hope we both like it.

      Her other book was good.

      Thanks for stopping, Mary.

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  8. The beginning is interesting but also kind of creepy. Thanks for sharing. Enjoy your current read!

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    1. Her books are like that. :)

      Thanks for stopping, Breana.

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  9. This sounds like it will be a suspenseful read! I hope to hear more about it.

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    1. Not too far into the book yet, but I am sure it will be suspenseful.

      Thanks for stopping, Suko.

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  10. Hi Elizabeth,

    I have "I Let You Go" on my list to read, but I haven't actually read any of Clare's writing yet.

    I do enjoy a good psychological thriller and I could go on adding these delicious sounding titles to my list, but I just know that I am never going to have the time to read them all.

    Your book beginning would definitely make me want to read on, however this just sounds like any typical rush hour journey on British public transport :)

    Thanks for sharing and enjoy your weekend.

    Yvonne

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    1. It is set in Britain. :)

      I hear you about wanting to add books to your queue and knowing you may not get to them. :(

      Thanks for stopping, Yvonne.

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  11. I don't know much about this book but what I've heard sounds great! And that opening reminds me so much of public transport!

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    1. It should be good if it is as good as her last book.

      Oh yes on representing public transportation.

      Thanks for stopping, Clare.

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  12. Next time I'm craving creepy I'll have to remember this one!

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  13. That start's a little bit creepy! Did you enjoy it?

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    1. It was about people stalking women, but it wasn't too intense or suspenseful until the end.

      It was good, but slow.

      Thanks for stopping, Cora Linn.

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