Friday, January 9, 2015
Friday Linkups: Ex Libris
It's Friday Linkup time! I'm linkup up with Book Blogger Hop hosted by Coffee Addicted Writer, Book Beginnings on Fridays hosted by Rose City Reader and the Friday 56 hosted by Freda's Voice.
This Week's Question:
If you could have dinner with your favorite character,who would it be?
Miss Marple without question. Can you imagine the gossip! Plus her observations about the people around us would be extremely entertaining. She'd be the best person ever to people watch with!
The Beginning (from the Preface):
"When the Irish novelist John McGahern was a child, his sisters unlaced and removed one of his shoes while he was reading. He did not stir."
I can definitely relate to this. When I read I can shut out everything that's going on around me. I'm not quite as good as this as I used to be (something about kids made this a little harder to do) but when I was a child I could read absolutely anywhere with no problem!
Unfortunately - since George married me anyway and has retained his affection for both fish and Joseph Mitchell - my words were preserved for good."
Since I haven't gotten to page 56 I have no idea what she's talking about other than it's book related. I'm guessing either a misquote or an unfortunate opinion written in a book!
So what do you think? Keep reading? How do you feel about books about books?