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11 October 2019

Book Beginnings #81

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 Carmilla by Kim Turrisi.

Carmilla by Kim Turrisi cover
The day I've been counting down to has finally arrived. I'm moving into my college dorm. Being an only child has its advantages, trust me, but the invisible shield that my overprotective father has had around me is getting old. I'll be free of the chains once I land in my dorm. Silas University, I'm all yours.
Queer vampires? Yes please.

I'm not going to lie, this is one of those rare books where it was the description that had me picking it up. Usually I judge on covers or pick at random, but Carmilla by Kim Trussi has been compared to Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Veronica Mars, and Welcome to Nightvale so I was sold on it. It's an adaptation of a web series based on the classic gothic vampire story so I have high hopes.

Also I'm trash for drama and this promises it in spades.
I'm captivated.
Short and sweet. I love this sentence from 56% through the ebook, the way it sits in the rest of what's going on.

I'm excited.

What are you reading this week?


  1. Sounds like an amazing book! I just finished Over the Fence Box Set by Carrie Aarons 😊

    Shirley |

  2. Not sure this one has much appeal for me but it sounds like you are ready to dive in. Enjoy. My Friday Quotes

  3. Sounds fantastic! I love that vampires are making a come back, and queer, even better!

  4. This sounds like an excellent story.

  5. LOVE that 56! Sounds like a good book! Happy CDN Thanksgiving weekend!

  6. Not something I would pick up but I hope you enjoy it!

  7. College and vampires? Interesting! This is not how I felt moving into my dorm though, I was so sad! I cried so much that first day!

  8. oh man i remember this webseries!! never finihsed it tho


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