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Book Beginnings: July 8, 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 Lisa See's Shanghai Girls so am really looking forward to reading her most recent, Dreams of Joy which follows May's daughter's journey back to communist China in the 1950s.

"The wail of a police siren in the distance tears through my body. Crickets whir in a never-ending chorus of blame."

It took me a few pages to bet back into the swing of who each character was, but I am humming along now!

1 comment

Anonymous said...

Wow... the cover is lovely, and the book beginning sounds positively intriguing. I think it's a book I'll have to keep on a lookout for.

Thanks for sharing!