Friday, 22 July 2016

Book beginnings on Friday

Rose City Reader, is hosting Book beginnings on Friday. She says:

Rose City Reader

Please join me every Friday to share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires. Please remember to include the title of the book and the author’s name.

Freda's VoiceFreda’s voice is hosting Friday 56 and the rules are:

*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader
(If you have to improvise, that's ok.)
 *Find any sentence, (or few, just don't spoil it)
*Post it.
*Add your (url) post below in Linky. Add the post url, not your blog url.
*It's that simple.


My book this week is Becoming Jane Eyre by Sheila Kohler

Beginning

”He wakes to the scratching of a pencil against a page: a noise out of the darkness. He lies quite still on his back, reaching out for sound. His ears have become wings, straining, stretching, carrying him away. The world comes to him only through sound, and there is precious little of that.”

Page 56

”She wonders if she should say something about the scant provisions. The daughter looks up, as if she senses this thought, and even in the dim light the nurse sees a momentary flash, a spark of smouldering fire in the large, luminous eyes behind the glasses, which surprises her. Perhaps not as mild and meek as one might think at first glance."

The Content Reader

The beginning relates the thoughts of Patrick Brontë, lying in his bed after having had his eye operation. Page 56 (or 55-56) relates the thoughts of the nurse taking care of him. You can read my review of the book on the link under the title above.

20 comments:

  1. I love the language in the excerpts! Thanks for sharing...and enjoy. And thanks for visiting my blog.

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    1. Yes, it is very well written.
      Wow, you have six blogs! How do you manage? And writing books? Quite fantastic. I will explore it all a little bit more.

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  2. This does sound interesting. I love the teasers and haven't heard much about this book. I definitely need to find out more! I'll have to add this to my TBR.

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    1. It was a nice read, and a somewhat different approach to Charlotte Brontë.

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  3. Sounds a little flowery for my taste. I hope you are enjoying it. I am spotlighting City of the Lost by Kelley Armstrong this week. Happy reading!

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    1. It is not that bad. I would not connect flowery with Charlotte Brontë either. The quotes might indicate this, but it is not really the case.
      Your beginning sounds great and the scenario of the book as well. A little bit different from the rest.

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  4. I would love to read this one.

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    1. If you are into the Brontës, this one gives another perspective of the family.

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  5. This looks so charming - thanks for sharing and for the visit today.

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  6. I left you a note over at the review. It sounds very good.

    My Friday Quotes

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  7. Beautiful writing!! Happy weekend!

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    1. Happy weekend to you as well. The writing was beautiful.

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  8. This is the first time I've seen this book - I liked both teasers - thanks for sharing your review too. Thanks for visiting my Friday meme earlier

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    1. Happy you like it. Thank you for visiting!

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  9. I really liked this movie so I'm sure the book is great. I really like the excerpts.

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    1. I presume you mean the Jane Eyre movie? I have seen several but really like the last one. It is a great book, and this novel gave it a little bit of background to how Charlotte Brontë wrote the book. True or not, well, we will never know. It is a good try nevertheless.

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  10. Just the title makes me want to try it. :)

    Check out my Friday 56 (With Book Beginnings).

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    1. Great isn't it! And it also makes sense when you read the book.

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