Thursday, July 18, 2013

Book Beginning: Perfect Happiness by Penelope Lively

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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The fifth Brandenburg. Somewhere, some place, every moment, an orchestra is playing the fifth Brandenburg concerto.

-- Perfect Happiness by Penelope Lively. That is a lovely thought, probably true, and it made me want to listen to the fifth Brandenburg concerto, which you can hear right here.


  1. That is a lovely sentence, thanks for sharing this title :) *goes to check it out on GoodReads*

    My Friday Book Memes

  2. That is a very popular number. My sister likes to play it all the time.

  3. I love the introduction. Perfect happiness sounds like a wonderful read. I would like to make time for this title soon. Thanks for posting the link to the concerto! I look forward to sitting down and listening to it. Have a great weekend!
    Happy Reading,
    Rebecca @ The Key to the Gate

  4. I need to go over and listen. It is a great beginning.

  5. Lovely opening. I read one of her other books, How It All Began, a few months ago and enjoyed it.

  6. Thanks for the link to listen to the music, Gilion, I'm listening now, lovely! I hope you enjoy the book. I'd like to read more by this author.

  7. Of course, I had to click over and the concerto is playing in the background as I type this! Lovely cover and the book seems fun just from that one sentence. Thanks for sharing!

  8. Lovely beginning ... and a lovely piece! :)

  9. Nice opening and I like that idea. Looks like a decent read as well.

  10. Thanks for the link to the music. It's been years since I've listened to classical music regularly.


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