Friday, August 3, 2012

Book Beginnings: Winter Journal

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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You think it will never happen to you, that it cannot happen to you, that you are the only person in the world to whom none of these things will ever happen, and then, one by one, they all begin to happen to you, in the same way they happen to everyone else.
-- Winter Journal by Paul Auster. I have had his New York Trilogy on my TBR shelf for several years.

This memoir keeps popping up on my radar, so I am going to try to read it while it is still au courant. It is not a traditional memoir.  Auster describes it as a "catalogue of sensory data . . . . a phenomenology of breathing." (Emphasis in original.)

Hmmmmm . . . We'll see. First I have to go look up phenomenology.


I hosted a giveaway for three advanced copies of Even If I Am by Chasity Glass,  my Book Beginning book last week. Thanks for all who participated!

The winners have a choice of a paper ARC or the enhanced e-book version.  Thanks go to the author and the extraordinary book publicist Mary Bisbee-Beek for making the giveaway possible.  

The winners (chosen by are:

Congratulations to the winners! You will hear from Mary Bisbee-Beek very soon.

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