Friday, July 4, 2014

It's Friday, so it's time to post excerpts from my current read:

  • The Friday 56, hosted by Freda's Voice. Grab a book (in my case, the book I'm currently reading), turn to page 56 (or if you're using an e-reader, to 56%), find an interesting sentence or two (no spoilers!) and post them. 
  • Book Beginnings on Friday, hosted by Rose City Reader, where you share the first sentence or more of a current book you're reading, along with initial thoughts about the sentence and the book. 
Today's book is Rooms, by Lauren Oliver.




















Beginning: "The fire begins in the basement.
Does it hurt?
Yes and no. This is, after all, what I wanted.

Page 56: "...and even called in literary experts and a Harvard professor, who judged from the language and imagery that the book might date from the mid-nineteenth century.
             This was endlessly amusing to me. I know for a fact that The Raven Heliotrope was completed between 1944 and 1947. I wrote it. "

What book are you reading now or are about to start?

6 comments:

  1. Well, she ought to know. :)

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  2. That opening makes me want more! Did the character who is speaking set the fire? I'm curious about The Raven Heliotrope too.
    Here's the link to my Friday post: SIX MONTHS IN MONTANA.

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    1. Despite the book opening with those words, the event doesn't actually take place until the very last chapter (I just finished reading it 2 minutes ago), so telling would be a spoiler. But it's well worth reading the book to find out!

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  3. I NEED that book! :-)

    Happy weekend!

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  4. This does sound good...then again so did Delirium and I didn't really like that one....

    my BB and 56

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  5. Sounds good but scary.

    ENJOY this book and all your books. Have a great reading week.

    Elizabeth
    Silver's Reviews
    My Book Beginnings

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