03 March 2017

Book Beginnings #34

For Book Beginnings, Rose City Reader invites us 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.

For Friday 56, Freda's Voice asks you to turn to Page 56 in your book or 56% on your e-reader and pick a sentence. This is my first time

I am currently reading Bamboo Heart by Ann Bennett.
"Hey!" Tom shouted. "I need some more. You've spilled half of this."
The guard bent over to stare at him, breathing heavily, his narrow eyes slits of hatred and derision.
I've not read more than the first chapter of this, but I'm quite excited going in. I love historical fiction, and this WW2 trilogy sounds right up my street.

I think that these first lines really set the scene - I know I'm starting something I'm going to get emotionally invested in.
Tom glanced at his watch. It was almost 10 o'clock.
Well. That doesn't give much away. But damn, I can't wait to get to this point and find out what's so important about 10 o'clock!

8 comments:

  1. I love WWII books, too. I like the sound of this one. Thanks for sharing.

    Here's mine: “A SEPARATION”

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  2. This sounds good. I hope you enjoy it. This week I am featuring Justice Calling by Annie Bellet. Happy reading!

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  3. I really hope you're enjoying this one. Thanks for sharing with us! I'd love for you and your readers to check out my BB and 56 . . . http://tinyurl.com/LisaKsBookReviewsRTD

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  4. This sounds pretty interesting. Thanks for mentioning the book. :-)

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  5. I've been enjoying quite a few books set in WWII lately, and this sounds like another good one. Thanks for introducing me to this author.
    My Friday post features The Other Daughter.

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  6. Sounds good, from those snippets. Happy weekend!

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  7. This one looks interesting. I want to know more about the trilogy. I'll go look it up.

    Thanks for playing along on BBOF!

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  8. I enjoy books set in this era and that title has me curious.

    My Friday 56 from Odds and Ends

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