Thursday, January 24, 2019

Book Beginning: On Reading Well: Finding the Good Life through Great Books

BOOK BEGINNINGS ON FRIDAYS
THANKS FOR JOINING ME ON FRIDAYS FOR BOOK BEGINNING FUN!

MY BOOK BEGINNING



Rules rule.
We do like our rules.

-- from Chapter One, "Prudence," in On Reading Well: Finding the Good Life through Great Books by Karen Swallow Prior.



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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YOUR BOOK BEGINNING




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.


MY FRIDAY 56

Temperance is unique among the virtues. Unlike other virtues that are revealed under pressure, temperance is "an ordinary, humble virtue, to be practiced on a regular rather than an exceptional basis."

(This is actually from page 52 because I don't have the book in front of me and had to get a teaser from the "look inside" feature on amazon. Page 52 was as far as it goes.)

10 comments :

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I like the sound of this one.

Margaret @ BooksPlease said...

This looks an original approach to reading. I think I'd like it.

Breana M. said...

This looks kind of interesting. Enjoy your current read!

Louise Ferrell said...

Interesting looking book. I hope you enjoy it!

Roberta said...

Books about what to read or how to read can be tricky for readers who already know their own tastes. Hope it matches yours and you enjoy it.

fredamans said...

Sounds fascinating! Happy weekend!

Anne Bennett said...

I love books about reading. Enjoy! My Friday Quotes from The Great Alone

Nicki J Markus said...

Sounds like a good read--and appropriate for all of us!

Sherry Fundin said...

Hope you are enjoying the book. Thanks for sharing.
sherry @ fundinmental

Lisa Ks Book Reviews said...

I really like the sound of this one. And such a great cover! I'd love for you and your readers to check out mine. https://tinyurl.com/LisaKsBookReviews12419

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