09 June 2017

Book Beginnings #43

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 Leopard at the Door by Jennifer McVeigh.
1952. Mombasa, Kenya.
The steward has said we will dock at 9am, but I am too excited to sleep, and I walk on to deck in the dark, long before the sun comes up, watching for the first sight of land.
I'm so excited to be starting this! I loved the author's debut, despite not liking the main character. I can't wait to meet Rachel and I'm hoping that I'm not so keen on her too, because I actually like it when I don't like a character and like a story. I can remember vivid descriptions and a gripping story-line so I have high hopes.
I think I might be sick - when a gunshot shatters the air. I freeze in terror, this world of horror suddenly become real.
OH BUT WHAT'S HAPPENING? I am really only just starting this book.

6 comments:

  1. Great excerpts...and now I want to add this one to my wish list.

    Thanks for sharing, and here's mine: “EVERY LAST LIE”

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  2. This is a new book and author for me. Sounds good. This week I'm featuring Come and Find Me by Hallie Ephron. Happy reading!

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  3. This one looks like a good one. Thanks for mentioning it. :-)

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  4. That 56 is pretty gripping!!! Happy weekend!

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  5. That snippet! I need to know more. :)

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  6. Well, that one has to go on my TBR now :)


    Megan @ Ginger Mom

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