Thinking of everyone who is in Florence’s path. Please stay safe!!
It’s most likely going to be a very rainy weekend here, so I’m hoping to catch up on some reading and blogging. I’m currently enjoying The Night Watch by Sarah Waters and Idaho by Emily Ruskovich.
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.
So this, said Kay to herself, is the sort of person you’ve become: a person whose clocks and wrist-watches have stopped, and who tells the time, instead, by the particular kind of cripple arriving at her landlord’s door.
For she was standing at her open window, in a collarless shirt and a pair of greyish underpants, smoking a cigarette and watching the coming and going of Mr. Leonard’s patients. Punctually, they came–so punctually she really could tell the time by them…
–The Night Watch, Sarah Waters
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:
As soon as Ann hangs up the phone in her bedroom, she feels overcome with guilt. This happened the other five times she called the prison, and each of those times, it was hard to look Wade in the eyes for a long time afterward. Calling the prison library, and mailing the book there in the first place, are the only times that her imagination has ever reached into real life, has ever conjured real danger.
–Idaho, Emily Ruskovich
Have you read either of these? What are you planning to read this weekend?