Thursday, May 24, 2012

Book Beginnings: Wild Delicate Seconds


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.

I am posting early this week -- just because.

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



What follows are twenty-nine nonfiction micro-essays, each one a description of a chance encounter I had with a member (or members) of the fraternity of wildlife that call the pacific Northwest home.  
 -- from the author's Preface to Wild Delicate Seconds: 29 Wildlife Encounters by Charles Finn, published by OSU Press.

"Micro-essays" is a great term and a great format for presenting the flitting, ephemeral encounters Finn writes about in this charming book.

17 comments :

SquirrelQueen said...

I really like his descriptive opening lines. This sounds like a book I would really enjoy.

Happy Memorial Day Weekend!

wcs53 said...

This sounds like a very interesting book. I hope you enjoy it. I posted this early too, because I was actually up early enough to write it before getting ready for the day.

Juli Rahel said...

Are micro essays essays about really small things or really small essay about things? XD Thanks for hosting!! Hop on over if you have the time!
Juli @ Universe in Words

JC Jones said...

Great statement to start a book. Since I get up early I like the post being early. Thanks for keeping this meme going.

pagesofjulia.com said...

Oh that sounds wonderful! Can't wait to read more about it.

Maria said...

This sounds like an interesting book.

Thanks for sharing.

Elspeth said...

Sounds interesting!
I think I would enjoy these micro essays and I also think my father would. It may be an idea for Father's Day. Thanks!

Amber said...

I like the phrasing 'fraternity of wildlife'...I also like the idea of micro essays. Enjoy your Memorial Day weekend.

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I do like the sound of micro essays. Thanks for sharing.

Kristin said...

This sounds like an interesting read...looking forward to reading your review of it.

Have a great weekend!
Kristin @ Always With a Book

Chris Thompson said...

I have the same question as Juli: what makes a micro essay micro?

fredamans said...

I know you took over this meme from another, just as I was passed the torch for The Friday 56. Today while reading blogs, I noticed someone has started a meme just like yours, though the title is different. With all this crap out there about plagiarism, it felt odd to see something so unoriginal. Check it out for yourself and see what you think; http://www.literarymarie.com/2012/05/first-lines-friday_25.html

TracyK said...

That book sounds interesting, and it has a great cover. I am enticed by book covers.

Thanks for hosting this meme. I like stopping and thinking about what I like about the book as I read it.

Bev Hankins said...

It does sound like an interesting book and, like TracyK, I love the cover!

Dragonfly Daydreams said...

I'm obssessing about Bring Up the Bodies right now - your meme has allowed me to devote yet another blog post to this wonderful, wonderful book - thank you.

PS I suspect the word micro-essay has now passed into several bloggers everyday vocabulary :-)

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troutbirder said...

The Presidents Club :Inside the World's Most exclusive Fraternity by Nancy Gibbs and Michael Duffy.
"The modern Presidents Club was founded by two men who by all rights should have loathed each other" And so I wondered is this just going to be all gossip & rumour or an insightful look into the modern Presidency.... It was the later.

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