Thursday, May 17, 2018

Book Beginning: Life Expectancy: Poetry by Kirsten Rian




I'm up there talking about war, the kind with Kalashnikovs and scuds.

-- from "Embedment," the first poem in Life Expectancy: Poetry by Kirsten Rian. Rian's poetry looks at how life goes as it does -- usually in unexpected directions.

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.



Laurel-Rain Snow said...

This is another good one! Thanks for sharing.

Roberta said...

For some reason I'm always drawn to poetry in the spring. Hope you enjoy it.

Barbara Hunt said...

I love poetry great choice for reading!

BooksPlease said...

I don't read enough poetry - this looks good.

Katherine P said...

I'm not much of a poetry reader but I do like that beginning. Hope you're enjoying it!

Sherrie said...

Not much of a poetry reader, but it does
sound interesting. Have a great day!

Mandy Sickle said...

I've never been big on poetry til recently. This one sounds like it could be interesting. Thanks for sharing and hosting. Have a great week and enjoy your read.

Nicki J Markus said...

Hope you're enjoying your poetry read.

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