Thursday, June 13, 2019

Book Beginnings: The Hotel by Elizabeth Bowen

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

MY BOOK BEGINNING



Miss Fitzgerald hurried out of the Hotel into the road. Here she stood still, looking purposelessly up and down in the blinding sunshine and picking at the fingers of her gloves.

The Hotel by Elizabeth Bowen. I'm reading Bowen's first novel (1927) in San Remo, Italy because it is set in San Remo, Italy. That doesn't happen very often! My sister and I are on a trip with our parents to celebrate their 80th birthdays.




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.

SOCIAL MEDIA: If you are on Twitter, Instagram, 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.

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
"One does miss one's tea out here," said Joan. "The tea-gardens are so breaking; we can't afford to go there, and the patisserie place is stuffy and full of Italians and one does get sick of pigging it up in one's room with a spirit lamp."



Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Teaser Tuesday: What a Body Remembers: A Memoir of Sexual Assault and Its Aftermath



Sometimes fear is justified and perhaps the worst part of victimhood is the self-blame, the refusal to trust yourself, of adding the weight of shame to the burden. To be given the knowledge that I can trust my own instincts and feelings because those instincts and feelings are spot on, is a gift.

What a Body Remembers: A Memoir of Sexual Assault and Its Aftermath by Karen Stefano. After she was assaulted at age 19, Karen Stefano finished college and became a criminal defense attorney. But more than 30 years after the attack, the experience she had tried to forget came crashing back as anxiety and PTSD.


Teaser Tuesdays is hosted by The Purple Booker, where you can find the official rules for this weekly event.

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Book Beginning: ParentShift: Ten Universal Truths That Will Change the Way You Raise Your Kids by Linda and Ty Hatfield & Wendy Thomas Russell

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

MY BOOK BEGINNING



In the early years of the twentieth century, an Austrian doctor and psychotherapist named Alfred Adler hypothesized that personality disorders, criminal behavior, high divorce rates, and other types of adult suffering could be traced directly back to childhood experiences.

ParentShift: Ten Universal Truths That Will Change the Way You Raise Your Kids by Linda and Ty Hatfield and Wendy Thomas Russell.

This is an interesting new book and I am just getting into it. I have grandchildren, not kids of my own, so my interactions with little kids are limited, but I am learning a lot.



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.

SOCIAL MEDIA: If you are on Twitter, Instagram, 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.

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

"I can't let you draw on the walls of the house, but here's a huge box. Let's make it a playhouse, and you can do whatever you want to THOSE walls!"



Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Teaser Tuesday: Beyond the Ripples by Dede Montgomery



But at this moment, she knew, she had to follow her memories on a journey back in time to the exciting days when she planned the bottle's voyage. Back then, she had even gone to the library to download a map of the river; examining every crook in it, anticipating the turns her bottle might make.

Beyond the Ripples by Dede Montgomery. Beyond the Ripples is a story of small town secrets, life choices, and family dramas that pulls you along from the first page.


Teaser Tuesdays is hosted by The Purple Booker, where you can find the official rules for this weekly event.

Monday, June 3, 2019

Mailbox Monday: Brown Paper Press

Two new books from Brown Paper Press showed up for me last week. What books came into your house?



Trove: A Woman's Search for Truth and Buried Treasure by Sandra A. Miller. This doesn't release until September, but I am so excited about my review copy! Miller's memoir is ostensibly about her search for buried gold coins in New York City, and really about her treasure hunt for meaning in mid-life. It's available for pre-order.



ParentShift: Ten Universal Truths That Will Change the Way You Raise Your Kids by Linda and Ty Hatfield and Wendy Thomas Russell. I'm curious about this one because it sounds interesting and not the way my friends and I were raised. We came more from the "because I'm your mother and I said so" school of child rearing. I don't have kids, but I have little grandkids. I hope to learn something.



Thanks for joining me for Mailbox Monday, a weekly "show & tell" blog event where participants share the books they acquired the week before. Visit the Mailbox Monday website to find links to all the participants' posts and read more about Books that Caught our Eye.

Mailbox Monday is graciously hosted by Leslie of Under My Apple Tree, Serena of Savvy Verse & Wit, and Martha of Reviews by Martha's Bookshelf.

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