Thursday, August 31, 2017

Book Beginning: Temperance Creek by Pamela Royes

BOOK BEGINNINGS ON FRIDAYS

THANKS FOR JOINING ME ON FRIDAYS FOR BOOK BEGINNING FUN!

MY BOOK BEGINNING



My parents gave me and my two brothers a rich and respectable Presbyterian upbringing fifty miles south of the Canadian border in Grand Forks, North Dakota, population thirty thousand.

-- Temperance Creek by Pamela Royes. My book club is reading Pamela Royes’ memoir about running off into the mountain wilderness of Eastern Oregon with a hippie cowboy in 1976. It's a great adventure story for anyone who's ever dreamed of dropping out and living like a pioneer or an old-time sheep herder.




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





12 comments :

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

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

Mystica said...

I like it too.

Yvonne@fiction-books said...

Hi Gilion,

Whilst I don't personally enjoy reading memoirs or biographies, you certainly discover some excellent books in the genre. I really liked the links you left in this post, for both book and author and have to admire Pamela's decision, made all those years ago, to turn her back on convention and the life her parents had decided she should have!

Thanks for sharing and I hope that you enjoy the read :)

Yvonne

Bev Bouwer said...

Sounds like a gentle, but very interesting book. I like the excerpt.

Margot said...

I like what you had to say about this memoir. The beginning doesn't exactly grab me, but I like the idea of the book.

Breana M. said...

I like the beginning. Its interesting. Thanks for mentioning the book.

The Candid Cover: YA Book Blogger said...

What an intriguing concept for a book! I hope that you enjoy this one. :)

Lauren Stoolfire said...

Sounds good! Happy reading!

Katherine P said...

I love the sound of this one! The whole wilderness thing is something I'd never do but I love to read about it!

Yvonne said...

This sounds really good. Have a great weekend!

Anne Bennett said...

1976 was a good time to be a hippee and I imagine, it was easier to live off the grid since the grid wasn't so large. Are you enjoying the book?

Nicki J Markus said...

Sounds like an interesting read!

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