Friday, June 29, 2018

Book Beginnings - 6/29/2018

*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. 
My Book Beginnings is taken from THE TASTE OF AIR by Gail Cleare:

 "Her day began with reassuring rituals.  Make the beds, start a load of laundry, empty the dishwasher. After lining up shiny crystal tumblers inside the glass-fronted cabinets, she filled the upper shelves with neatly nested plates, bowls, and cups.  Her finger found a chipped edge, and she tossed the imperfect saucer into the garbage."
Books Finished:

A NOISE DOWNSTAIRS by Linwood Barclay.

Review will be on July 26.

Excellent story the typebars on the cover.

BABY TEETH by Zoje Stage.

Review will be on July 19.

GIRLS' NIGHT OUT by Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke.

Review will be on July 24.


Review will be on July 11.

THE DYING OF THE LIGHT by Robert Goolrick.

This was an awesome read as always.

Review will be on July 5.

THE SUMMER WIVES by Beatriz Williams.

Review will be on July 18, 2018.

BEFORE AND AGAIN by Barbara Delinsky.

Lovely read.  Review is in the book's title.



  1. Happy Friday!!

    Thanks for stopping.

  2. Great opening lines. I am now very curious.

    Here's mine: “MY EX-LIFE”

    1. I actually finished it, Laurel.

      I LOVED the book.

      Thanks for commenting.

  3. Sounds interesting. I'm glad you enjoyed it. I haven't heard of the book before. This week I am featuring Scandal Above Stairs by Jennifer Ashley. Happy reading!

    1. It was very heartwarming and uplifting.

      Thanks for commenting, Kathy.

  4. I like the beginning. I can understand the need for the morning ritual and the dislike of chipped china/crystal.

    1. I actually finished the book. I really enjoyed it.

      Thanks for commenting, Katherine.