Thursday, October 26, 2017

Book Beginning: Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks

BOOK BEGINNINGS ON FRIDAYS

THANKS FOR JOINING ME ON FRIDAYS FOR BOOK BEGINNING FUN!

MY BOOK BEGINNING



The boulevard du Cange was a broad, quiet street that marked the eastern flank of the city of Amiens.

It took a long work trip to get me to finally read Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks.

I know everyone seems to love Birdsong, but I’ve had my fill of WWI books. That’s why it took me so long to get around to this one. There are only so many descriptions of trench warfare I can read. I'm now halfway through and I'll finish it, but I can't say it's doing all that much for me. And I find this blurry cover insipid. Thoughts?



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.





MY ORIGINAL POST THIS WEEK:

PLEASE JOIN ME FOR BOOK BEGINNINGS ON FRIDAYS!

Pardon this makeshift version. I’m in the Missoula, Montana airport, trying to get this post up. My flight was delayed two hours and I am without laptop.

I’ll fix this in the morning. For now, please leave your Book Beginning link here:



6 comments :

Roberta said...

I'm impressed that you managed to get up the post on what assume was your cell phone. Have a safe trip.

Yvonne@fiction-books said...

Hi Gilion,

Sorry that you couldn't get to share your own 'First Lines', but thank you for the taking the time to publish the link.

Hopefully we will all post some great lines for you to read and have a relaxing weekend :)

Yvonne

Bev Bouwer said...

Also impressed. Well done and thanks for hosting.

Literary Feline said...

Have a safe trip, Gillion! Hopefully you have something good to read during the wait.

Gilion Dumas said...

Thanks all! I just landed in Portland and will share the first lines from Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks tomorrow morning.

Katherine P said...

Safe travels! Stuck in an airport is not a good time - hopefully you have a good book!

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