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Book Beginnings: May 27, 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 am just starting Diamond Ruby by Joseph Wallace. I've seen it on a couple blogs and it sounds like fun. Also, it counts as a "gem" book for the What's in a Name Challenge.

"Ruby Thomas had never seen anything as beautiful as Ebbets Field, with its brick exterior and half-moon windows that reminded her of slices of jelly candy."

I like the sound of this sentence. I am not a huge baseball fan, but I do like sports fiction so I think this will be a fun one. Could it be anything like "A League of Their Own"?


Athira said...

That's a really beautiful sentence! I haven't heard of this title. I may need to check it out!

Ann said...

I don't know this book at all and haven't read any sports fiction before. Perhaps I need to as I am also completely and utterly clueless when it comes to baseball. A lovely cover though!
Here's my beginning:

Rikki said...

I have no idea what the book is about but the beginning sounds very descriptive. I like it, too.

Bev Hankins said...

Very cool beginning!

Here's mine: http://myreadersblock.blogspot.com/2011/05/book-beginnings-on-friday_27.html

Laura Kozy Lanik said...

I hope you like it as much as I did.
It was a fun girl power/historical fiction read.

Helen's Book Blog said...

Aths, Bev and Rikki--I liked the beginning too, I just haven't had any time to get past the first sentence!

Book Gatherer--I am a real sucker for a good sports story where the underdogs do well, especially in movies (Secretariat, Hoosiers, etc)

Booksnob--Glad to hear you really enjoyed it, that gets me even more motivated!

Joe Wallace said...

Yikes--I just found this terrific blog...and this post.

As the author of Diamond Ruby, all I can say is, Glad you all liked the first sentence! :-) Hope you like the rest too.


Helen's Book Blog said...

Joe--How exciting that you visited my blog! I have heard good things about Diamond Ruby so am looking forward to getting into it (I got side tracked with a mystery, but tonight will delve into Diamond Ruby)