Thursday, December 29, 2016

Book Beginning: Steve Jobs


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.



When Paul Jobs was mustered out of the Coast Guard after World War II, he made a wager with his crewmates. They had arrived in San Francisco, where their ship was decommissioned, and Paul bet that he would find himself a wife within two weeks.

-- Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson. I like to start the new year with an inspirational book and I think this will do the trick.


  1. Oh my, that is quite a compelling beginning. Now I want to know if he was successful in his goal to find a wife that fast.

    It's a great time of year to make resolutions and find inspiration. Happy New Year!

  2. I've been wanting to read this! I saw the movie and loved it.

  3. This book is on my TBR list. I'm fascinated by the lives of super-successful people. I hope this book is inspirational to you.
    Thank you for hosting Book Beginnings. I hope 2017 is an excellent year for you.

  4. I have touched this book but never read it. I hope you enjoy it. My Friday Quotes

  5. Sounds interesting! This is one I'd like to read as well though that beginning is not what I would have expected!

  6. Starting off the new year with an inspirational book is a great idea! I'd love for you and your readers to checkout my BB & 56 . . .

  7. Sounds like a great read and one I think I would enjoy.
    sherry @ fundinmental Friday Memes


  8. That should be an excellent read.

    Happy New Year!!

    Silver's Reviews
    My Book Beginnings


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