Happy Memorial Day/Bank Holiday /late May weekend!! I hope it’s a sun-filled and book-filled one for you all.
I’m excited to finally start reading Daisy Jones & the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid while spending time at the river with family. I’ve been saving it for just this occasion.
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.
Elaine Chang (biographer, author of Daisy Jones: Wild Flower):
Here is what is so captivating about Daisy Jones even before she was “Daisy Jones.”
You’ve got a rich white girl, growing up in L.A. She’s gorgeous—even as a child. She has these stunning big blue eyes—dark, cobalt blue. One of my favorite anecdotes about her is that in the eighties a colored-contact company actually created a shade called Daisy Blue. She’s got copper-red hair that is thick and wavy and…takes up so much space. And then her cheekbones almost seem swollen, that’s how defined they are. And she’s got an incredible voice that she doesn’t cultivate, never takes a lesson. She’s born with all the money in the world, access to whatever she wants—artists, drugs, clubs—anything and everything at her disposal.
But she has no one.
And I’m hooked right from the start. I can’t wait to learn more about Daisy and her fellow band mates. The faux interview style is intriguing, but I do wonder if it will seem a little bit forced at times?
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.
Graham: The night before we finished recording, I came home from somewhere or other and found Karen sitting up on the railing of the deck, looking out into the canyon. Warren was in a patio chair, whittling what looked like a skinny Christmas tree out of a plastic spoon.
Karen turned to me and said, “It’s a shame the water’s up to my ankles. I wanted to go for a hike.”
And so I said, “What are you guys on and is there any more?”
No doubt Daisy Jones & the Six will deliver on all the sex, drugs, and rock and roll you’d expect from the era. I think I’m going to have to put Rumors on in the background during my reading!
Have you read Daisy Jones? What are you planning to read this [long] weekend?