Friday, May 4, 2012

Book Beginning: The Things You Would Have Said


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.

Leave a link to your post.  If you don't have a blog, but want to participate, please leave a comment with your Book Beginning.




MY BOOK BEGINNING

 
I have spent the last few years collecting letters from complete strangers.
 -- The Things You Would Have Said: The Chance to Say What You Always Wanted Them to Know, edited by Jackie Hooper.

This is the book edition of the popular blog by the same name.  It contains letters written by real people to others who have passed out of their lives -- parents, friends, enemies, their childhood selves, etc.  The letters are incredible.

This has huge Mother's Day potential.

14 comments :

Lorri said...

Here's my Book Beginning post: Enjoy!

http://thethriftybook.blogspot.com/2012/05/book-beginnings-friday-56.html

JC Jones said...

That does have interesting potential. Sounds like you might need to have a box of tissue handy when you read.

Maria D. said...

Sounds like an interesting book! Thanks for sharing

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I do like the sound of this one. Thanks for sharing, and for hosting this meme.

Kasumi said...

Reading letters from strangers to people that you neither know? I don't know if I could do that... It feels like reading a personal diary...
:o

Anyway, thank for hosting BBF!

Larissa said...

Intriguing beginning! Letters from strangers, that would make for an interesting read...

bibliosue said...

That sounds like a lovely book.

Sharon's Garden of Book Reviews said...

What a great sounding book!

Diana Leigh said...

Intriguing! It makes me want to read those letters...

Kristin said...

That's a very intriguing opening line...I'm very curious right now!

Here's my Book Beginnings post.

SquirrelQueen said...

What an intriguing thought. Thanks for hosting this fun meme.

Happy Weekend!

wcs53 said...

The Things You Would Have Said looks quite interesting. I might check it out.

Stephen Page said...

This is a good idea. I'll try to send something soon.

Bev Hankins said...

This sounds like a wonderful book!

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