Thursday, February 16, 2017

Book Beginning: The Life and Loves of a She Devil by Fay Weldon


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.

FACEBOOK: Rose City Reader has a Facebook page where I post about new and favorite books, book events, and other bookish tidbits, as well as link to blog posts. I'd love a "Like" on the page! You can go to the page here to Like it. I am happy to Like you back if you have a blog or professional Facebook page, so please leave a comment with a link and I will find you.

TWITTER, ETC: If you are on Twitter, Instagram, Google+, or other social media, please post using the hash tag #BookBeginnings. I try to follow all Book  Beginnings participants on whatever interweb sites you are on, so please let me know if I have missed any and I will catch up.

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.



Mary Fisher lives in a High Tower, on the edge of the sea: she writes a great deal about the nature of love. She tells lies.

-- The Life and Loves of a She Devil by Fay Weldon. This is on Erica Jong's list of Top 100 20th Century Novels by Women.

I've totally been sucked into #bookstagram on Instagram, as the picture above shows. Not that I have time to be taking pictures of #booksandcoffee. But I am a secret abuser of hashtags and Instagram lets me indulge my weakness.


  1. I read (and enjoyed) this one several years ago. There was also a movie based on the book called She-Devil. Thanks for sharing.

  2. I've seen this book before. That opening sentence says so much. I think you'll enjoy it.

    And happy birthday for last week. Hope it was a good one.

  3. This book looks interesting. Thanks for mentioning it.

  4. I still have to figure out how to use Instagram!

  5. I would love to live in a high tower at the edge of the sea.

    ENJOY, and have a good weekend.

    Silver's Reviews
    My Book Beginnings

  6. I never got back last week so Happy Belated Birthday.

  7. Sounds interesting. I have yet to try Instagram, but if you are having fun with it, go for it. :-)
    sherry @ fundinmental Friday Memes

  8. Love the pic :) What's your Instagram handle?
    This beginning is very intriguing!
    Cora x

  9. Thanks for all your comments and for linking your posts!

    Find me on Instagram (and Twitter) @giliondumas. I will try to find you too. Tell me your handles, please.

  10. I love the beginning and I want to see that list! The picture looks great! I'm terrible at using instagram. I always forget about it but I'm thinking I should reconsider!

  11. I've not come across that book before, but it sounds interesting.

  12. Not heard of this one. hope you're enjoying it.


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