Welcome back to Book Beginnings on Fridays! Please share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are featuring this week. Add the link to your blog or social media post in the box below.
Thank you all for participating! It is always fun to see what everyone is reading.
MY BOOK BEGINNINGS
I have a Book Beginnings two-fer today. These two books are both new from OSU Press and they go together well.
I understood the kind of people that I came from but not why I felt so different from them.The Last Layer of the Ocean is Emerick's compelling memoir about moving to the Alaskan coast when she was 38. She took a job as a kayak ranger, traveling along the rugged Alaskan coast in a small yellow kayak. She married a man who lived on a different island and learned that marriage could be just as difficult as ocean kayaking.
I can no longer remember the first time I heard the ice booming on a frigid night.On the Run is another book by an adventure-seeking woman. Doucette is a backcountry skier, horseback rider, and mountaineer. In this collection of essays, she looks at how her outdoor lifestyle brings excitement and joy but requires sacrifices.
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
Because the Forest Service required me to carry it, I complied, although I was not sure I would be able to shoot a bear if things went wrong. Guns were so casual in town, a second thought; people carried them the way women carried purses in other states.
The terrain ahead demands attention, the alpine blade dropping away thousands of feet on either side. The guided skiers are already picking their way across the ridge, one at a time, tied to the guide who shuttles them over the exposed slice of mountain.