Friday, December 1, 2023

Innocent Blood by P. D. James -- BOOK BEGINNINGS



Rabbit! Rabbit! Rabbit! It's December! And it looks like I'm kicking off the holidays by posting my first Book Beginnings late. Sorry!

Thank you for joining me for another month of Book Beginnings on Fridays. Please share the opening sentence (or so) of the book you are reading this week. You can also share from a book that caught your fancy, even if you are not reading it right now. 

Do you read any kind of themed book in December, like Christmas, holidays, winter, snowy, whatever? I always think I'm going to, then end up racing to finish the books I wanted to read this year before the end of the year. 


The social worker was older than she had expected; perhaps the nameless official who arranged these matters thought that graying hair and menopausal plumpness might induce confidence in the adopted adults who came for their compulsory counseling.
-- from Innocent Blood by P. D. James. 

I definitely did not pick a holiday-themed book this week! This one caught my eye as an audiobook so I thought it would be fun to listen to while I'm decorating the house. It's a 1979 stand alone by one of my favorite authors. It has strong Ruth Rendell vibes -- more a novel of suspense than a straightforward mystery. 


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The Friday 56 is a natural tie-in with Book Beginnings. The idea is to share a two-sentence teaser from page 56 of your featured book. If you are reading an ebook or audiobook, find your teaser from the 56% mark.

Freda at Freda's Voice started and hosted The Friday 56 for a long, long time. She is taking a break and Anne at My Head if Full of Books has taken on hosting duties in her absence. Please visit Anne's blog and link to your Friday 56 post.


-- from Innocent Blood:
I know that my mother is dead so I can’t trace her, and I may never find my father. But at least if I can find out who my mother was I may get a lead to him.

1 comment :

  1. Hmm. I wonder why she doesn't know who her mother was? Enjoy!


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