Friday, August 31, 2018

Book Beginnings - 8/31/2018

 
*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 SECRETS WE CARRIED by Mary McNear:



"Why am I here?  Quinn thought, sitting her idling car in the parking lot of the Butternut Motel on a cold, bluish twilight in late March.  Here was the town of Butternut, Minnesota, her home for the first eighteen years of her life, and by all accounts an idyllic and lovely place, with quaint shops, small houses, and a beautiful lake surrounded by great northern pines."
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Books Finished: 

LIES by T. M. Logan - review will be on September 11.

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INLAWS AND OUTLAWS by Kate Fulford - review will be on September 6.

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THE SUMMER SAIL by Wendy Francis - review will be on September 5.

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THE GLASS OCEAN by Beatriz Williams, Lauren Willig and Karen White.

Review will be on September 4.

 
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WHEN THE LIGHTS GO OUT by Mary Kubica.
Review will be on September 3.

 
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SOLD ON A MONDAY by Kristina McMorris.

Wonderful read.

Review is in the book's title.

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THE OTHER WOMAN by Sandi Jones.
Review is in the book's title.

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13 comments:

  1. LIES was VERY good.

    It will make you question whether you want to keep your social media accounts open, though.

    Thanks for stopping, and Happy Reading.

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  2. Some book beginnings try too hard. I'd say that is the case with the book you are reading now. There is a lot in that sentence that just seemed crammed in. My Friday Quotes

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    1. I actually stopped reading it.

      I forgot to change the post.

      Thanks for commenting, Anne.

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  3. This sounds interesting if only because of the setting. I'm a life-long Minnesota girl. This week I'm spotlighting The Plot is Murder by V. M. Burns - a mystery within a mystery from my TBR mountain. Happy reading!

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    1. I actually stopped reading...too much drama for me.

      Thanks for commenting, Kathy.

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  4. I wonder why she is in her hometown, too. Is she back to reunite with someone? Are there secrets she wants to solve? The opening lines piqued my curiosity.

    Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.

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    1. She wanted to come back to re-live something bad that happened during high school and try to make peace. Too much drama so I stopped reading.

      Thanks for commenting, Laurel.

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  5. I saw that bookshelf (book wheel?) in your sidebar and followed. I want one of those. Seriously! :)

    Looking forward to your review of The Glass Ocean. I think I seriously have to get that book!

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    1. LOL...that is a nice site.

      The Glass Ocean is FAB as all of their books are.

      I have read more Beatriz Williams and Kate White books than Lauren Willig, but they all are MARVELOUS.

      They wrote another awesome book together too....THE FORGOTTEN ROOM.

      Thanks for commenting, LuAnn.

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  6. LIES and THE OTHER WOMAN look great reads to me!

    Here's my Friday post! Enjoy your weekend x

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    1. They were very good.

      Thanks for commenting, Sassy Brit.

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    1. I actually didn't continue. Too much drama for me. :)

      Thanks for commenting, Lauren.

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