Coming Home has been on my TBR for a while now, and I was determined to pick it up as part of my #20BooksofSummer reading. With Tome Topple in full swing, it’s the perfect time to finally dive into this cozy coming-of-age novel.
I’m taking this with me to the river for the long Fourth of July weekend. I’m writing this ahead of time, so hopefully by the time this post is published, I’ll have sped through several chapters while soaking up the sun.
Keep scrolling for this week’s Book Beginnings and The Friday 56…
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.
The Porthkerris Council School stood half-way up the steep hill which climbed from the heart of the little town to the empty moors which lay beyond. It was a solid Victorian edifice, built of granite blocks, and had three entrances, marked Boys, Girls, and Infants, a legacy from the days when segregation of the sexes was mandatory. It was surrounded by a Tarmac playground and a tall wrought-iron fence, and presented a fairly forbidding face to the world. But on this late afternoon in December, it stood fairly ablaze with light, and from its open doors streamed a flood of excited children, laden with book-bags, balloons on strings, and small paper bags filled with sweets. They emerged in small groups, jostling and giggling and uttering shrieks of cheerful abuse at each other, before finally dispersing and setting of for home.
I think I’m going to enjoy Pilcher’s descriptive writing. I look forward to becoming immersed in 1930’s and ’40s era Cornwall.
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:
“Yes, but she should be into adult novels by now… or at least starting to read them. That’s why I shot out on Christmas Eve and bought Jane Eyre. Once she’s into that she won’t come out of it until she’s turned the last page. She’ll probably fall madly in love with Mr. Rochester, just as every teenager does.”
This made me smile. If Jane Eyre is already being brought up fifty-six pages in, I think this book and I are going to get on very well.
Hope you all have a wonderful weekend! Let me know what you’re planning to read in the comments.