Friday, November 26, 2010

Book Beginnings on Friday: November 26, 2010

How to participate: Share the first line (or two) of the book you are currently reading on your blog or in the comments. Include the title and the author so we know what you're reading. Then, if you feel so moved, let us know what your first impressions were based on that first line, and let us know if you liked or did not like the sentence. The link-up will be here at A Few More Pages every Friday.

Thanks to Becky at Page Turners for starting this meme and to Rose City Reader for inspiring it!

My read this week is Dining With Joy by Rachel Hauck. This book seemed fitting for Thanksgiving week since it's about a cooking show host. Here's the first line:

Driving the Sea Island Parkway with her windows down, the nose of her Dodge Ram cutting through the swaths of shadow and light cast through the limbs of shading live oaks, Joy surfed her hand through the textured, saline lowcountry breeze.

I'll admit, I had to re-read this first line. It's almost too wordy in its description, though I can almost smell the salty air being described. I didn't particularly love this line, but I don't think the too-wordy description is repeated in the rest of the book. In fact, the rest of the book is much easier to read.

I hope you had a fabulous Thanksgiving holiday! Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

So, what is the first line of your current read, and how did you like it? Please leave the link to your specific post, not just to the front page of your blog.

  1. Hilde (The Turn of the Page)
  2. Redd @ Unbroken Wyld
  3. Laurel-Rain @ Creative Moments
  4. Falafel& the center of the earth
  5. Bonnie (Bonnie's Books)
  6. Kathy @ Ms. Martin Teaches Media
  7. My Beloved Book Shelves
  8. Violette @ The Mystery Bookshelf
  1. Bev @ My Reader's Block
  2. Mari Quite Contrary
  3. Kristie @ live through books
  4. Dusky Literati
  5. Helen's Book Blog
  6. Rikki (The Bookkeeper)
  7. Carin (Caroline Bookbinder)
  8. This linky list is now closed.


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