Thursday, November 10, 2016

Book Beginning: Babe in the Woods



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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.

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TIE IN: The Friday 56 hosted by Freda's Voice is a natural tie in with this event and there is a lot of cross over, so many people combine the two. The idea is to post a teaser from page 56 of the book you are reading and share a link to your post. Find details and the Linky for your Friday 56 post on Freda’s Voice.

YOUR BOOK BEGINNING



MY BOOK BEGINNING



On the lower berth of the maple bunk bed, my younger sister sobs in bursts and spurts. 

Babe in the Woods: Building a Life One Log at a Time by Yvonne Wakefield. At age 14, Wakefield became an orphan. At age 18, she headed off to the Oregon mountains to singlehandedly build a log cabin on 80 acres, using her college money to buy the land.

Wakefield's new memoir, which includes her original artwork, is the first of three volumes about her "relationship with woodsy things."




10 comments :

Bev Bouwer said...

Lovely beginning - you can hear the "bursts and spurts". And "woodsy things" sound so enchanting. Thanks for sharing.

Lauren Stoolfire said...

Now I want to know what's happened! :)

karen said...

I've heard great things about this. I hope you enjoy!

proseandkahn said...

Great start! Enjoy!

brenda

Elizabeth said...

ENJOY, and have a good weekend.

Elizabeth
Silver's Reviews
My Book Beginnings

Sherry Fundin said...

Sounds like a huge challenge.
sherry @ fundinmental Friday Memes

France Booktours said...

ooh, this is very very tempting!! a log cabin is my dream house!

Katherine P said...

I hadn't heard of this one but it definitely sounds like an interesting read! I'd love to read more about how she survived settling in Oregon.

fredamans said...

I wonder why she is sobbing?

Roberta said...

The first sentence does leave the reader wondering why the sister is sobbing and also why the narrator isn't.

Glad a found your blog. Look forward to participating in the future.

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