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01 September 2017

Book Beginnings #51

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.

I am currently reading Indigo Donut by Patrice Lawrence.
It was coming back again, like a film on slow stream, except someone had hit the mute button. The silence made it worse - it meant everything else was turned up to full.
I have been so incredibly excited for this book since it was announced. I loved the author's debut Orangeboy, so I had high expectations starting this. I was lucky enough to hear the author read a passage at NETBA which just made me more excited. And so far my expectations have been met. I am again in love with the story and the writing.
Mum was very surprised. She sniffed the plate, then picked at the meat in silence. Dad sat opposite, chewing his veggie sausages.
Oh dear.

This scene on page 56 is half heart-warming, half hilarious. I am loving how family is explored in this story, all of the nitty gritty and different sides.

The only problem is that I'm reading this very slowly so I can eke it out for longer! Again, Patrice Lawrence has written a wonderful book, and I don't want it to end.

What are you reading?


  1. I love visualizing the families in stories like this one. Thanks for sharing, and here's mine: “Y IS FOR YESTERDAY”

  2. Ooh I like those snippets. Thanks for sharing. Looks like a good book.

  3. I like the quotes. It seems like an interesting story.

  4. I haven't heard of Patrick Lawrence. Must look into him. My Friday Quotes

  5. I don't think this one is for my. I hope you enjoy it. This week I am featuring Her Dark Half by Paige Tyler. Happy reading!

  6. You have me quite intrigued with these snippets! Happy long weekend!

  7. The title is certainly original! Probably not something I'd read, but I'm glad you're enjoying it.

  8. Just based on the title alone I want to know more. :)

    Lauren @ Always Me

  9. I've got this one waiting on my shelf. Looking forward to picking it up.

  10. I've got this one waiting on my shelf. Looking forward to picking it up.


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