How are you this first Friday in December? I'm starting the month as I'm sure it will continue, in a blur of work and holiday activity. So much so that I forgot to post early yesterday!
Please join me now on Book Beginnings on Fridays to post the opening sentence (or so) of the book you are reading this week. Or you can share from a book that caught your fancy and you want to highlight this week.
MY BOOK BEGINNING
Katerina smoothed back her hair, tucking in a dark strand that had come loose from her bun. The tips of her fingers were cold and leached of color.
-- From Winterland by Rae Meadows (2022, Henry Holt).
This exciting new novel tells the story of Anya, tapped at eight years old to join the prestigious USSR gymnastics program. The story weaves the threads of Anya's rise through the ranks of the fiercely competitive program with the mystery of her mother's disappearance from Siberia years earlier.
Just look at this gorgeous cover! Winterland looks like the perfect book for a cold winter weekend.
YOUR BOOK BEGINNINGS
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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
She knew that, knew she couldn't keep her hair long forever, but he had been so quick, so heartless. The scissors splayed open obscenely on the desk, hair caught between the blades.
Sounds like a good read for this season! Happy weekend!ReplyDelete
It does look like a great winter read! Have a wonderful weekend!ReplyDelete
Knowing what happened with the ice skater from Russia this past Olympics this book must be a very timely read.ReplyDelete
Knowing what happened to the Russian Figure skater in the last Winter Olympics, this must be a timely read. Is it fiction?ReplyDelete
It is fiction. But I'm sure it was inspired by real events!Delete
You are right. It does have a compelling cover.ReplyDelete
Anonymous above is me.ReplyDelete
Thanks! The commenting process can be a little goofy!Delete
It's a very eye catching cover as are the first sentence & 56 blurb. Sounds very intriguing. Happy Reading this week.ReplyDelete
Terrie @ Bookshelf Journeys
Sounds like a captivating book!ReplyDelete
Oops! I think I actually linked to my own blog the second time. I just now discovered I first shared the wrong link. Sorry about that!ReplyDelete
Looks like a good read - the cover is gorgeous, although I'm chilly just looking at it! Happy Reading!ReplyDelete