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17 February 2017

Book Beginnings #32

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 White Boots by Noel Streatfeild.
Even when the last of the medicine bottles were cleared away and she was supposed to have "had" convalescence, Harriet did not get well.
I absolutely love Ballet Shoes by Noel Streatfeild. So why have I never picked up any of her other books? I don't know. Maybe there's a small part of me that's worried I won't love them so much.

Katherine Corr recommended this to me when she saw that I loved Ballet Shoes and I'm finally taking the plunge! I have downloaded it and started it and... I loved it. It's written in the same wonderful, accessible style that I adore in Ballet Shoes.

This first line brings you straight to Harriet and lets you know that all is not well (heh) in her world. I can't wait to get to know her and I have high hopes that I will really enjoy this book.
She only caught half of what he said, but it was enough for her to understand that he was suggesting teaching Harriet.
Good thing about a Kindle is being able to "Go To" 56% without flipping through pages and accidentally spoiling it for yourself!

I like how this part is making me feel optimistic for how the story will progress. I think it's going to have that feel-good heart that I really loved in Ballet Shoes.

Have you read anything by this author?


  1. Sounds like a good one. My YA pick this week is The Wish Granter by C. J. Redwine - a fairy tale retelling. Happy reading!

  2. I haven't read Ballet Shoes, but now I'm intrigued...and this one looks very tempting.

    Here's mine: “RIGHT BEHIND YOU”

  3. I've never heard of this author before but like the sound of it.

  4. I haven't read the author before, but this book sounds like a good place to start! :-) Happy weekend!

  5. Never heard of this author, but the book sounds good. :)

    Lauren @ Always Me

  6. I've never heard of this author. Will have to do some research!

  7. Never heard of this author but you've got me interested now.

    My Friday 56 from The Blood Gospel


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