Thursday, October 20, 2016

Book Beginning: City of Weird


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.

EARLY BIRDS & SLOWPOKES: This weekly post goes up Thursday evening for those who like to get their posts up and linked early on. But feel free to add a link all week.

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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.



There was this one time I sold my soul to the devil.

-- from the Editor's Foreword to City of Weird: 30 Otherworldly Portland Tales, Edited by Gigi Little, published by Forest Avenue Press.

City of Weird is a collection of 30 imaginative stories honoring Portland's dark, creepy, funny, weirdness, from the gothic to the sublime. Perfect for this cold and drippy Halloween season!


Bev Bouwer said...

It's drippy here today too, even though it's Spring/Summer. Perfect reading weather, I'd say.

Great beginning, and I love the sound of this book. Creepy enough to make you stay indoors at night?

Hope you enjoy.

Lauren Stoolfire said...

Perfect timing!

Sandra Nachlinger said...

I'll be sure to read this before we visit Portland again.
Thank you for hosting Book Beginnings.

Anonymous said...

What a great beginning!

Stormi Johnson said...

This looks like an interesting read! :)

Ann Aceski said...

Sounds like a fun, creepy book!

fredamans said...

Great start!!

Terra Hangen said...

Thanks for hosting this. My book is The Enchanted April, a captivating read.

Greg Rothenberger said...

Looks to be a fun week. It finally cooled down here to where it feels like fall.

Bev Bouwer said...

Gillon, I shared the wrong link on your linky! Apologies. Here's the right one, if you want to change it? I tried, but couldn't.

Whatever Catches My Fancy said...

Sounds like a fun book for Halloween!

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