Friday, May 16, 2014
Friday 56 and Book Beginnings
Today I'm participating in 2 linkups - Book Beginnings hosted by Rose City Reader and Friday 56 hosted by Freda'sVoice.
My book this week is At Home: A Short History of Private Life by Bill Bryson. I was so interested in this book when it came out that I ended up buying it new in hardcover which is something I never ever do. That was 2010 and I've yet to so much as open it until this week!
Let's start at the beginning:
"Some time after my wife and I moved into a former Church of England rectory in a village of tranquil anonymity in Norfolk, in the easternmost part of England, I had occasion to go up into the attic to look for the source of a slow mysterious drip."
I think any homeowner can identify with that sentence. Plus I've read enough Bryson to know that if he does identify the mysterious drip he's not going to really know what to do about it!
And now for the 56!
First the rules:
*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader
(If you have to improvise, that's ok.)
*Find any sentence, (or few, just don't spoil it) that grab you.
*Add your (url) post below in Linky. Add the post url, not your blog url. It's that simple.
"All his applies to the homes of the comparatively well-t-do but two things need to be borne in mind: superior homes were not necessarily all that superior, and inferior homes were not necessarily all that bad."
So would you keep reading? Have you read this one? Have you ever bought a book new only because you absolutely had to have it only to let it sit around at the bottom of your TBR for years??
Have a lovely weekend all!