Thursday, May 19, 2011

Book Beginnings: May 20, 2011


This meme is hosted by Katy at A Few More Pages
How to participate: Share the first line (or two) of the book you are currently reading. Include the title and the author so we know what you're reading. Then, if you feel so moved, let us know what your first impressions were based on that first line, and let us know if you liked or did not like the sentence. The link-up will be here at A Few More Pages every Friday.

I was going to start my book group book, but realize that I am in the mood for some fun YA so I am going to read Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins.

"Here is everything I know about France: Madeline and Amelie and Moulin Rouge. The Eiffel Tower and the Arc de Triomphe, although I have no idea what the function of either actually is."


Totally fun start! I think it's cute and sassy and really sets the tone for the book. I am about 40 pages in and enjoying it.

14 comments:

Kim (Sophisticated Dorkiness) said...

Cute start - I've read lots of good thing about this book!

mostraum said...

Great beginning. I hope she learns a bit about that too :-)

Helen's Book Blog said...

Kim--I have seen so many good reviews and it fits my reading mood perfectly

Mostraum--I know, when I started the book I thought. Really? Gosh I hope she learns a thing or two!

The Book Gatherer said...

haha - great opening. Not sure I'd know the function of each either to be honest! Sounds like a perfect weekend read!
Here's mine:
http://thebookgatherer.blogspot.com/2011/05/book-beginningson-friday_20.html

Col (Col Reads) said...

I would totally keep reading after those first two sentences. I can't wait for your review!

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I've been noticing this book around and I'm quite curious. Thanks for sharing.

Here's MY FRIDAY MEMES POST

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

LOL

I love it!

If you have a chance, check out my BBF:)

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

She sounds a tad like a younger me.

Sophia said...

Fantastic start, it sounds like a really fun read :-)

http://sophiasbookblog.blogspot.com/2011/05/book-beginnings-on-friday-200511.html

Bev Hankins said...

A very fun beginning, indeed! Much more fun than mine....

http://myreadersblock.blogspot.com/2011/05/book-beginnings-on-friday_20.html

Aths said...

That's a cute start! I like it!

Helen's Book Blog said...

Book Gatherer, Col, Sophia--I just finished this and it was the perfect read for my mood!

Laurel-Rain--I was really curious too and I am glad I read it as it was super enjoyable!

Juju--She is a younger, she is seventeen

Bev--oh know, you have a book with a not-so-great beginning! I'll go check it out

Aths--Very cute start and very cute (and good) book

Katy said...

This looks like such a cute book.

Thanks for participating in Book Beginnings!

Helen's Book Blog said...

Katy--It ended up being a very fun book; I really enjoyed it!