Friday, May 7, 2010

Opening Sentence of the Day: The Red Tent



"We have been lost to each other for so long."

-- The Red Tent by Anita Diamant.

This is our Book Club book for March. I know it was very popular, but we haven't read it yet.

I saw the audiobook at the library, so grabbed it. But I only made through about five minutes before I had to abandon it because the reader's inflections were rubbing me the wrong way -- too melodramatic.

Fortunately, I had the paper book on my TBR shelf. I will read this one with my eyes instead of my ears and give the narrator whatever tone of voice I want.


NOTE
Book Beginnings on Fridays is a Friday "opening sentence" event hosted by Becky at Page Turners.

17 comments :

blueicegal said...

great blog, just come across yours from the blog hop! :D

Rose City Reader said...

Thanks for visiting! I'll do the same.

Kelly McDermott-Bay said...

I found you through the hop.
Kelly Bookend Diaries
http://bookenddiaries.blogspot.com

SocrMom78 said...

Have always wanted to read The Red Tent. Will look fwd to your review!

Sun Singer said...

I've been wondering about this book for some time now. I look forward to seeing your review.

I wouldn't be able to tolerate anyone reading me the story, much less one who adds his or her own inflexions.

Malcolm

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

I like this opening. It gives a hint of things to come.

Here is mine

4IQREAD said...

Just hopping by to say hello. I loved "The Red Tent". Have fun reading.

Rose City Reader said...

Kelly -- Thanks for visiting. I'll hop by.

SocrMom -- It's been on my TBR shelf for a long time. My mom and sister liked it, so I am looking forward to it.

Sun Slinger -- I take it you are not a fan of audiobooks. :) I love them. But if the reader bugs me, I pass.

Juju -- thanks for visiting and leaving a link. I'll come by.

4IQREAD -- Thanks for hopping by. I think I'll like this book, although I don;t usually go in for historical fiction.

ham1299 said...

This is a book I haven't read yet, either. I'm interested, though.

Thanks for visiting Proud Book Nerd!

Suko said...

I came here via the hop, although I've been to your wonderful blog before. I hope you enjoy reading The Red Tent.

Becky (Page Turners) said...

Thats an amzing first sentence. Sharp. I like it

JHS. said...

One of my absolute, all-time favorite books. I love it. In fact, you just inspired me to read it again this summer!

JHS
Colloquium

Mari said...

The Red Tent is one of my favorite books! It's just wonderful.

Connie said...

I love love love this book. Even just reading the first line gave me the shivers!

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

I need to try this one :)

Clover said...

I saw this post and I thought 'man I've had The Red Tent on my TBR shelf for YEARS' really must get to it.

Booksnyc said...

I read the Red Tent a number of years ago and was surprised by how much I enjoyed it!

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