Thursday, 14 December 2017

Advent Calendar, box no. 15 - Book beginnings on Fridays

I post this a little bit early, since I am busy the whole day tomorrow! It is Friday and two favourite memes; Book beginnings on Fridays and The Friday 56. Here we go!

Rose City Reader, is hosting Book beginnings on Friday. 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 voice is hosting Friday 56. 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

My book this week I have not read yet, but is from a favourite author. It is On Canaan's Side by Sebastian Barry.


"Bill is gone."

Page 56

"In this way, Bill and I, on very separate occasions, received the same book, in different editions and translations, as a gift.
'There has never been a better book about these matters. Friendship, loyalty. The bricks and mortar of Greece, and of America.'"

What do you think?  It gives a little bit to think of.


  1. I love how it sounds. The beginning pulled me right in though! Happy weekend!

  2. You too, although it has already passed. Barry is one of my favourite authors, so always have high expectations.