Friday, May 7, 2010

Opening Sentence of the Day: The Red Tent



"We have been lost to each other for so long."

-- The Red Tent by Anita Diamant.

This is our Book Club book for March. I know it was very popular, but we haven't read it yet.

I saw the audiobook at the library, so grabbed it. But I only made through about five minutes before I had to abandon it because the reader's inflections were rubbing me the wrong way -- too melodramatic.

Fortunately, I had the paper book on my TBR shelf. I will read this one with my eyes instead of my ears and give the narrator whatever tone of voice I want.


NOTE
Book Beginnings on Fridays is a Friday "opening sentence" event hosted by Becky at Page Turners.

17 comments :

  1. great blog, just come across yours from the blog hop! :D

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  2. Thanks for visiting! I'll do the same.

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  3. I found you through the hop.
    Kelly Bookend Diaries
    http://bookenddiaries.blogspot.com

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  4. Have always wanted to read The Red Tent. Will look fwd to your review!

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  5. I've been wondering about this book for some time now. I look forward to seeing your review.

    I wouldn't be able to tolerate anyone reading me the story, much less one who adds his or her own inflexions.

    Malcolm

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  6. I like this opening. It gives a hint of things to come.

    Here is mine

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  7. Just hopping by to say hello. I loved "The Red Tent". Have fun reading.

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  8. Kelly -- Thanks for visiting. I'll hop by.

    SocrMom -- It's been on my TBR shelf for a long time. My mom and sister liked it, so I am looking forward to it.

    Sun Slinger -- I take it you are not a fan of audiobooks. :) I love them. But if the reader bugs me, I pass.

    Juju -- thanks for visiting and leaving a link. I'll come by.

    4IQREAD -- Thanks for hopping by. I think I'll like this book, although I don;t usually go in for historical fiction.

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  9. This is a book I haven't read yet, either. I'm interested, though.

    Thanks for visiting Proud Book Nerd!

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  10. I came here via the hop, although I've been to your wonderful blog before. I hope you enjoy reading The Red Tent.

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  11. Thats an amzing first sentence. Sharp. I like it

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  12. One of my absolute, all-time favorite books. I love it. In fact, you just inspired me to read it again this summer!

    JHS
    Colloquium

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  13. The Red Tent is one of my favorite books! It's just wonderful.

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  14. I love love love this book. Even just reading the first line gave me the shivers!

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  15. I saw this post and I thought 'man I've had The Red Tent on my TBR shelf for YEARS' really must get to it.

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  16. I read the Red Tent a number of years ago and was surprised by how much I enjoyed it!

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