I’m finally reading Fingersmith, you guys!!! I’m not very far in, but I can’t wait to see where this twisty read takes me.
Keep scrolling for this week’s Book Beginnings and The Friday56…
Book Beginnings is a bookish meme hosted by Rose City Reader that asks you to share the first sentence (or so) of the book you’re reading, along with your initial thoughts/impressions.
My name, in those days was Susan Trinder. People called me Sue. I know the year I was born in, but for many years I did not know the date, and took my birthday at Christmas. I believe I am an orphan. My mother I know is dead. But I never saw her, she was nothing to me. I was Mrs. Sucksby’s child, if I was anyone’s; and for father I had Mr. Ibbs, who kept the locksmith’s shop, at Lant Street, in the Borough, near the Thames.
Already there’s an air of mystery as Waters introduces her narrator and vivid Victorian setting.
The Friday 56 is a bookish meme hosted by Freda’s Voice that asks you to: Grab a book, any book, and turn to page 56 and find a sentence that grabs you.
The Friday 56:
The station there was not like Paddington, where there were coffee-stalls and milk-stalls and a pastry-cook’s shop. There was only a place for vittles, and that was shut up and closed. I sat on my trunk. My eyes stung, from the fog. When I blew my nose, I turned a handkerchief black.
Sue’s journey has commenced, and we as readers are along for the ride.
What are you reading this weekend?