Book Beginnings & The Friday 56: Lending a Paw by Laurie Cass

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Every 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 – Hosted by Rose City Reader

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Title: Lending A Paw
Author: Laurie Cass
Genre: Cozy Mystery / Library Murder Mystery

Book Beginning:

When I was a little girl, I dreamed of growing up to be the president. Failing that, an astronaut or a ballerina.

Thought/Reactions:

I love this! Seeing kids dream big (especially girls wanting to be presidents or astronauts) is AWESOME!

What is your Book Beginnings?

Friday 56

Hosted by Freda’s Voice. To play just grab a book and turn to page 56. Pick a sentence (or more) and post!

Just as we were about to nose into the garage I checked the side mirrors…and saw a fiftyish man, feet standing wide, fists on his hips. The frown on his face was fierce enough to create deep creases around his mouth.

Book Beginnings & The Friday 56: Along Came A Spider by James Patterson

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Every 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 – Hosted by Rose City Reader

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Title: Along Came a Spider
Author: James Patterson
Genre: Murder Mystery/Psychological Thriller

Book Beginning:

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Thought/Reactions:

So intrigued! I really wanted to learn more about this young boy and where life went wrong for him.

What is your Book Beginnings?

Friday 56

Hosted by Freda’s Voice. To play just grab a book and turn to page 56. Pick a sentence (or more) and post!

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Book Beginnings: Murder Past Due by Miranda James

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Every 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 – Hosted by Rose City Reader

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Title: Murder Past Due
Author: Miranda James
Genre: Cozy Mystery

Book Beginning:

A hurricane slammed through my kitchen this morning, and his name was Justin. I sighed, surveying the aftermath of my boarder’s breakfast. What had gotten into the boy?

Thought/Reactions:

Nothing super exciting about the first couple of sentences. It does lead to the introduction of Justin who shows up heavily in the book. I didn’t think much of the book from the opening sentences but it got better! I am enjoying this so far 😀

What is your Book Beginnings?

Book Beginnings: Just One Day by Gayle Forman

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Every 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 – Hosted by Rose City Reader

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Title: Just One Day
Author: Gayle Forman
Genre: YA

Book Beginning:

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Thought/Reactions: I really liked this paragraph. Questioning one of the most famous lines.. I can’t wait to find out her answer!

What is your Book Beginnings?

Book Beginnings: Think Like A Freak by Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner

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Every 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 – Hosted by Rose City Reader

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Title: Think Like A Freak
Author: Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner
Genre: Non-Fiction

Book Beginning:

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Thought/Reactions: The authors of Freakonomics know how to catch my attention and make me want more!!

What is your Book Beginnings?

Book Beginnings: Lily-Josephine by Kate Saunders

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Every 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 – Hosted by Rose City Reader

Title: Lily-Josephine
Author: Kate Saunders
Genre: Adult Contemporary/romance/fairy tales spin

Book Beginning:

This time, the dream was beautiful. It was a dream about flowers; a carnival of colour, daubed across a dense tapestry of living green. A hundred shades of green, from palest eau de nil to blackest moss. The leaves were of every possible shape – lances, coins, stars, round shoots, flat fronds, silky filaments.

Thought/Reactions: I gave a little more than the first sentence..  I really love the descriptions in this! Paints a lovely picture! Had me wondering why she was dreaming about a garden. hehe

What is your Book Beginnings?

Book Beginnings: Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver

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Every 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 – Hosted by Rose City Reader

Title: Before I Fall
Author: Lauren Oliver
Genre: Young Adult

Book Beginning:

They say that just before you die your whole life flashes before your eyes, but that’s not how it happened for me.

Thought/Reactions: I was instantly curious after reading this sentence! What did she mean? What DID flash before her eyes? And why??

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What is your Book Beginnings?