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
We slept in what had once been the gymnasium. The floor was of varnished wood, with stripes and circles painted on it, for the games that were formerly played there; the hoops for the basketball nets were still in place, though the nets were gone.
I suck at reading classics. As soon as something is labelled as a classic, I'm instantly put off. This is a throw back to high school and being forced to repeatedly read Great Expectations and memorise the first few chapter. I know this is unfair and that one of my favourite books of all time is considered a classic, but I still find it hard to look past my own feelings.
I am excited (and scared) to be starting this. It is talked about so much, it seems like everyone has an opinion already.
Moira, breezing into my room, dropping her denim jacket on the floor. Got any cigs, she said.In my purse, I said. No matches though.
I think it will take some getting used to the style. Interesting concept for there to be a character smoking in a dystopian novel, usually it's outlawed. Kinda makes me want a cigarette, even though I quit years ago.
Have you read The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood?