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?


  1. 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.

    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!

  2. I NEED that book! :-)

    Happy weekend!

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

    my BB and 56

  4. Sounds good but scary.

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

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