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Book Beginnings: April 6, 2012

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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 at Rose City Reader every Friday.

This week I am back to reading a book on my iPad. It's been a while since I've done that, but this one's for my book group.

"1975: April 9. Leeds: 'Motorway City of the Seventies.' A proud slogan. No irony intended. Gaslight still flickering on some streets. Life in a northern town."

Not a great opening, but it's already got 2 things going for it: 1975 (the year I was 10, so good memories) and it's set in Britain (where all my family lives and I go often).

1 comment

Gilion at Rose City Reader said...

Oh, one of my favorite books. Loved it! Love all of her books, especially the mysteries. Have you read the others or are you diving in now?

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