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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UPDATE: SORRY FOR THE MISSING LINKY. OPERATOR ERROR. I WILL GET IT FIXED BY NEXT WEEK. THANKS FOR LEAVING YOUR LINK IN THE COMMENTS.
MY BOOK BEGINNING
The great malady of the twentieth century, implicated in all of our troubles and affecting us individually and socially, is "loss of soul."
-- Care of the Soul:: A Guide for Cultivating Depth and Sacredness in Everyday Life by Thomas Moore.
I've read a couple of his other books, but never this first one in his "Soul" series. This one is certainly making me think.
Mine is sort of a counterpoint to yours today. :) The Happy Atheist by PZ Myers begins here.ReplyDelete
Hi Gilion, I'm not sure if it's my computer but I can't see the linky list, so I'm posting my link here, I hope that's ok? http://thelittlereaderlibrary.blogspot.co.uk/2013/06/book-beginnings-2.htmlReplyDelete
Thanks for hosting book beginnings.
I couldn't see the linky here...so here's my link:ReplyDelete
(Curl up and Read)
Mine comes from a Middle Grade book I'm reading with my daughter. It sounds like it's off to a gory start - put trust me - it really isn't at all.ReplyDelete
Here is my link to Book Beginnings:ReplyDelete
The book is THE NINEFOLD HEAVEN by Mingmei Yip, an adventurous historical novel about three witty women in 1930s Shanghai.
Happy Friday, everyone...here's the book I'm reading at the moment:ReplyDelete
I think I sort of agree, especially if you equate 'soul' with 'passion'. Not enough people are passionate enough about what they do and that just makes for lackluster living! Thanks for hosting, here's my post with 'Atlas Shrugged'.ReplyDelete
Juli @ Universe in Words
Wow, what a descriptive opener.ReplyDelete
I loved my book this week! Here's the link to my first line post: http://carolinebookbinder.blogspot.com/2013/06/book-beginnings-ready-player-one.htmlReplyDelete
I can only say that I agree with this statement. Empathy and caring seem to have been lost along the way. My Book Beginning is here: http://www.knittingandsundries.com/2013/06/6282013-friday-book-blogger-hop-and.htmlReplyDelete
Sorry, I'm running late today. Here's my post:ReplyDelete
I didn't realize that Moore was 20th Century...not sure why I thought he was earlier.ReplyDelete
Here's My Friday Post
I read this a while back ...not so sure I really got it :PReplyDelete
Oh and my post is here:ReplyDelete
The Night Circus and here's my linkReplyDelete
This looks like an interesting read. Here is my Friday post.ReplyDelete
It must be quite a thought-provoking read. Mine is set in your area, the Pacific Northwest.ReplyDelete