Thursday, December 28, 2017

Book Beginning: Auntie Mame

BOOK BEGINNINGS ON FRIDAYS

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MY BOOK BEGINNING


It has rained all day. Not that I mind rain, but this is the day I promised to put up the screens and take my kid to the beach.

-- Auntie Mame. What a perfect book for this holiday week! Which is why I paired it with my vintage magazine cover of naughty Santa lighting the guy's cigarette.

The beginning is a little awkward, because it is just a set up for the adult narrator to tell the story of being raised by his irreverent and racy Auntie Mame. But once the story finds its legs, it takes off!




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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



6 comments :

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I love that vintage cover! The story sounds perfect, too.

Roberta said...

Have you read it before? I'm more familiar with the musical.

Maria said...

I've seen the movie Auntie Mame and loved it...never thought of reading the book - great choice

Elizabeth said...

Great photo....book sounds fun.

I "think" I have heard of the movie....didn't know there was a book.

ENJOY, and Happy New Year!!

Sassy Brit said...

Great start to the book!

Have a happy NEW YEAR and a great time :)
Here's my choice for this week. http://bit.ly/2EbSyv5
Luv Sassy x

topazshell said...

I'll bet that Auntie Mame is a fun holiday novel. I might have seen the movie years ago.

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