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Book Beginnings: May 6, 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 loved Gayle Forman's If I Stay and eagerly awaited the sequel, Where She Went. I am finally getting to it!

"Every morning I wake up and I tell myself this: it's just one day, one twenty-four hour period to get yourself through."

I am only about 68 pages in and so far it's pretty good though not quite living up to the first book. However, I have an open mind and am looking forward to some reading time.


Bev Hankins said...

Doesn't sound like she's looking forward to it though....

I'm just starting one based on Sherlock Holmes: http://myreadersblock.blogspot.com/2011/05/book-beginnings-on-friday.html

Anonymous said...

That's a very dark beginning. I also really like "If I stay", so maybe I'll give this one a try too.

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

This does capture my interest...thanks for sharing; and thanks for visiting my blog.

ham1299 said...

I just bought If I Stay earlier this week. I can't wait to read both.

Anyway, that is a fabulous beginning, as I know there have been times I've felt the same way.

Ann said...

Always a shame when the sequel doesn't quite live up to expectations but fingers crossed it just gets better from p68 onwards!
Here's mine:

Helen's Book Blog said...

Bev--I must confess to never reading any Sherlock Holmes! Yikes.

Mostraum--It is a dark beginning, but the book isn't dark so far (now I'm up to page 100 or so)

Laurel-Rain--Glad you came by!

Ham--If I Stay really is a very good book, I hope you enjoy it

Book Gatherer--It's definitely getting better now that I am more into it!