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06 January 2017

Book Beginnings #28

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.

I am currently reading Wing Jones by Katherine Webber.
My first memory is of my brother. Seeing his head bobbing along in front of me as I chased him down our street, calling after him to wait for me.
I saw the cover of this book being revealed at YALC last year and it's been buzzing around the edges of my radar since. But I'd heard a little bit about it and decided that a book about running wasn't for me. Then it came out yesterday and everyone started on about it and I knew I just had to pick it up.

These first lines have a nostalgic feeling, but they don't give much away.

I started it last night and by the end of chapter five I was shaking in anger. I picked it up again this morning and one chapter later my face was streaked with mascara because I'd been ugly crying. I'm not far in, but I know that this book is going to be one heck of a roller coaster ride.


  1. Those opening lines make me think there will be sadness ahead....I can almost feel it!

    Thanks for sharing, and here's mine:

  2. I love when I step outside my normal reading and find a hidden gem.
    sherry @ fundinmental Friday Memes


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