BOOK BEGINNINGS ON FRIDAYS
September is here! It's a long holiday weekend, back to school vibes are thrumming, hints of fall are sort of in the air (although not in the temperatures). The first week of September always feels like a seasonal pivot, even if it is still summer on the calendar and on the thermometer.
So, are you reading your last summer book? Will you switch genres or moods as we head into autumn? Please share the opening sentence (or so) of the book you are reading, or just a book that caught your fancy. That's what Book Beginnings on Fridays is all about.
MY BOOK BEGINNING
We were fractious and overpaid.
-- Then We Came to the End by Joshua Ferris.
What do you think? That's a short opening sentence and give me no idea where the story will go. But I love the word fractious!
According to the cover, Then We Came to the End was a National Bestseller and a National Book Award Finalist when it came out in 2007. I know nothing about it, including how it came to be on my TBR shelf! I mean, I must have known at some time how it got there, but I can no longer remember. I assume I came across it at one of my book haunts, like a Friends of the Library shop or a neighborhood Little Free Library.
It's a novel about the demise of a Chicago advertising agency. It looks funny and interesting. I just started it today and look forward to reading it over Labor Day weekend.
YOUR BOOK BEGINNINGS
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MY FRIDAY 56
His weekends were long dark shadows of mystery. In all likelihood, he spent his days off in the office, cultivating his master plan.