Friday, February 10, 2017

Book Beginning: The Unicorn by Iris Murdoch



SORRY FOR THE DELAY!

I SCHEDULED THIS TO POST WHILE I WAS TRAVELING FOR WORK. BUT MY OPERATOR ERROR -- I HAD THE WRONG DATE AND IT WAS GOING TO GO UP TONIGHT INSTEAD OF LAST NIGHT.

BIG APOLOGIES!

BUT IT'S MY BIRTHDAY TODAY, SO PLEASE BE NICE TO ME!!!

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.

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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



"How far away is it?"

-- The Unicorn by Iris Murdoch. Well, that's a nothing beginning that could go anywhere. But a good one for a book I started on a plane. This is one of the books for my 2X17 Challenge.

I finally got on Instagram, which immediately became my favorite #timesuck. And I see that several Book Beginners have been posting there, some of you with very clever visual interpretations. I'll try to do a better job of following along. Thanks for the inspiration!

9 comments :

Breana M. said...

I have heard of this book before, but just never got around to reading it. Thanks for mentioning the book. :-)

Elizabeth said...

Happy Birthday!!

Have a great day, and enjoy your book.

Thanks for coming by my blog to let me know the post for Book Beginnings was up.

Elizabeth
Silver's Reviews
My Book Beginnings

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

No worries! Happy birthday! Your book looks tempting.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

Happy birthday and thanks for hosting.
I've been resisting Instagram because I'm afraid of just what you said -- it could become a time suck! I don't need another one.

Yvonne@fiction-books said...

Hi Gilion,

You are forgiven, especially as it is your birthday. I hope that you have something lovely planned for this evening and the weekend :)

I still haven't worked out how to add pictures to a Twitter post yet and hubbie is definitely the photographer in the family. Still, never say never, I might get there one of these days and I probably shan't take things quite as seriously as he does.

Thanks for hosting, although I'm not sure that your book is one for me this time :)

Yvonne

BookPlease said...

Haoot Birthday, Gilion!

I think I've read The Unicorn but it was a long time ago and I can't remember anything about it. Maybe I haven;t read it ... I like Iris Murdoch's books though, so I'll check it out and hope my library has a copy.

Roberta said...

The delay was no problem for me. I was already running behind.

I looked up a summary of The Unicorn. It seems the plot is much more complex than the first line would suggest.

fredamans said...

Happy birthday!

karen said...

Happy birthday!!! I was also running late today but because of laziness -- your birthday is a much better reason!

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