Thursday, April 14, 2016

Book Beginning: Listen by Francesca G. Varela


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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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.



"Haven't you had enough of this yet?"

Listen by Francesca G. Varela, published by Homebound Publications. Listen is a compelling YA novel that uses the blossoming romance between two college musicians to explore the connection between the natural world, art, and our inner wild spirit.

Francesca G. Varela considers herself an author of "ecological fiction" and is already getting a lot of attention for Listen, her second novel, which has been written up in The Oregonian and several other publications.


Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Sounds good...I haven't heard of this one.

Maria said...

The beginning sounds like something I would sounds like an interesting book and it's the first time I've seen it

Anne Bennett said...

Ecological Fiction, huh? I wonder if it is becoming a "thing?" I hope you enjoy it.

karen said...

Hadn't heard of this one before. Might be interesting. Thanks for sharing!

Bev Bouwer said...

That does sound different, and interesting. Thanks.

Elizabeth said...

Love that first sentence. :)

ENJOY your weekend.

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Mandy Sickle said...

Sounds interesting like a great start.
I hope you enjoy your book.
Have a great weekend and happy reading!
Thanks for hosting.

Katherine P said...

This sounds really interesting. I like the beginning and I'm curious about how the romance between the musicians relates to the natural world. Sounds like a good read.

Stormi Johnson said...

Hope you enjoyed your read. :)

Diane Coto said...

Very short beginning. Not enough for me to determine if I'd like to keep reading. Hope you are enjoying it. :)
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You may say I'm a reader said...
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You may say I'm a reader said...

I've never heard of "ecological fiction" before. Sounds interesting! Hope you enjoy it!


Michelle Miller said...

I think I have heard of this one in passing. Ecological fiction is quite a new concept. It will be interesting to explore.

Linking up this week from my horror blog. :)

Amy said...

Interesting BB! Makes me think of someone trying too hard, either studying, getting beating up or training of some kind x

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