Monday, April 20, 2015

Mailbox Monday



Thanks for joining me for Mailbox Monday! MM was created by Marcia, who graciously hosted it for a long, long time, before turning it into a touring event. Mailbox Monday has now returned to its permanent home where you can link to your MM post.

The Friends of the Multnomah County Library had their Spring Sale this weekend, so I got a short stack of books:



Slam by Nick Hornby



Netherland by Joseph O'Neill, 2009 winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award



The Columnist by Jeffrey Frank. A satire of Washington, D.C.



The Track of Sand by Andrea Camilleri. A mystery set in Sicily.



The Killing Ground by Mary Lee Settle. She won the National Book Award for Blood Tie and she started the PEN/Faulkner Award.



A Misalliance by Anita Brookner


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Thursday, April 16, 2015

Book Beginning: The Heart has Many Doors: A Novel of Emily Dickinson by Susan Snively



THANKS FOR JOINING ME ON FRIDAYS FOR BOOK BEGINNING FUN!

Please join me every Friday to 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. Please remember to include the title of the book and the author’s name.

EARLY BIRDS & SLOWPOKES: This weekly post goes up Thursday evening for those who like to get their posts up and linked early on. But feel free to add a link all week.

FACEBOOK: Rose City Reader has a Facebook page where I post about new and favorite books, book events, and other bookish tidbits, as well as link to blog posts. I'd love a "Like" on the page! You can go to the page here to Like it. I am happy to Like you back if you have a blog or professional Facebook page, so please leave a comment with a link and I will find you.

TWITTER, ETC: If you are on Twitter, Google+, or other social media, please post using the hash tag #BookBeginnings. I try to follow all Book  Beginnings participants on whatever interweb sites you are on, so please let me know if I have missed any and I will catch up.

YOUR BOOK BEGINNING



MY BOOK BEGINNING



Her auburn hair floated about her shoulders in the early autumn light. Otis Phillips Lord stopped at the edge of the garden, to watch Emily unobserved.

-- The Heart has Many Doors: A Novel of Emily Dickinson by Susan Snively, Chapter 1, "You cannot put a Fire out."

Author and Dickinson historian Susan Snively brings Emily Dickinson to life in this new novel, based largely on the poet's own letters and centered on her mid-life romance with her neighbor and father's best friend, Judge Otis Phillips Lord.

You can find The Heart has Many Doors at amazon, of course, or ask your local bookstore to order it!


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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Teaser Tuesday: Stones from the River



Trudi's eyes seemed older than those of other infants, as if they held the experiences of someone who'd already lived a long time. The women in the neighborhood took turns keeping her alive and clean.

Stones from the River by Ursula Hegi.

Stones from the River has been on my TBR shelf for a long time because it is on the Erica Jong list of Top 100 Novels by Women. I finally got around to it because my library got the audio version on instant download.

Ursula Hegi was born and grew up in Germany before moving to America and the book is about a woman -- a woman dwarf -- born in Germany during WWI and growing up to live though WWII. It is very good and the woman reading the audiobook has a German accent that was a little hard to get used to but now makes the story even better.


Teaser Tuesdays is hosted by Jenn at A Daily Rhythm, where you can find the official rules for this weekly event.


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Monday, April 13, 2015

Mailbox Monday: The Heart has Many Doors



Thanks for joining me for Mailbox Monday! MM was created by Marcia, who graciously hosted it for a long, long time, before turning it into a touring event. Mailbox Monday has now returned to its permanent home where you can link to your MM post.

I got one book last week, and I am very excited to read it:



The Heart has Many Doors: A Novel of Emily Dickinson by Susan Snively. So, apparently Emily had a thing for her neighbor and father's best friend, Judge Otis Phillips Lord. And based on their letters, it got pretty racy!

You can find The Heart has Many Doors at amazon, of course, or ask your local bookstore to order it!


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Thursday, April 9, 2015

Book Beginning: The Dinner



THANKS FOR JOINING ME ON FRIDAYS FOR BOOK BEGINNING FUN!

Please join me every Friday to 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. Please remember to include the title of the book and the author’s name.

EARLY BIRDS & SLOWPOKES: This weekly post goes up Thursday evening for those who like to get their posts up and linked early on. But feel free to add a link all week.

FACEBOOK: Rose City Reader has a Facebook page where I post about new and favorite books, book events, and other bookish tidbits, as well as link to blog posts. I'd love a "Like" on the page! You can go to the page here to Like it. I am happy to Like you back if you have a blog or professional Facebook page, so please leave a comment with a link and I will find you.

TWITTER, ETC: If you are on Twitter, Google+, or other social media, please post using the hash tag #BookBeginnings. I try to follow all Book  Beginnings participants on whatever interweb sites you are on, so please let me know if I have missed any and I will catch up.

YOUR BOOK BEGINNING



MY BOOK BEGINNING



We were going out to dinner. I won't say which restaurant, because next time it might be full of people who've come to see whether we're there.

-- The Dinner by Herman Koch. I started this book this week and am almost finished with it already because it is a trainwreck I can't tear myself away from.


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