Another Friday is here! Bring on the Holiday Weekend!
Book Beginnings on Fridays
Book Beginnings on Fridays is a meme hosted at Rose City Reader where you 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.
You by Caroline Kepnes
I haven’t read this one yet. I had it on hold at the library and it finally became available today! Yes!
It was recommended by Jay at This is My Truth Now. Once I read his review and I immediately put a hold on it. I’m so looking forward to reading this!
Here’s the Book Beginnings for You:
You walk in the bookstore and keep your hand on the door to make sure it doesn’t slam. You smile, embarrassed to be a nice girl, and your nails are bare and your V-neck sweater is beige and its impossible to know if you are wearing a bra but I don’t think that you are. You’re so clean that you’re dirty and you murmur your first word to me–hello–when most people would just pass by, but not you, in your loose pink jeans, a pink spun from Charlotte’s web and where did you come from?
The Friday 56
The Friday 56 is a meme hosted at Freda’s voice.
*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader
(If you have to improvise, that’s ok.)
*Find any sentence, (or few, just don’t spoil it)
*Add your (url) post below in Linky. Add the post url, not your blog url.
*It’s that simple.
Here’s a blurb from page 56:
You dated two guys. Charlie looked like he was always recovering from a Dave Matthews concert. When you were with him you sat on lawn and did club-kid drugs. You escaped that drug addled dullard and fell into the pin-thin arms of a spoiled punk named Hesher. On a side note, I know Hesher, not personally but he’s a graphic novelist and we sell his books in the shop. At least we do right now, but obviously, the first order of business on my next shift will be burying Hesher’s books in the basement.
What do you think so far? Why the hell does the narrator have to bury Hesher’s books in the basement?! Can’t wait to read this!
So here is the blurb from Goodreads:
When a beautiful, aspiring writer strides into the East Village bookstore where Joe Goldberg works, he does what anyone would do: he Googles the name on her credit card.
There is only one Guinevere Beck in New York City. She has a public Facebook account and Tweets incessantly, telling Joe everything he needs to know: she is simply Beck to her friends, she went to Brown University, she lives on Bank Street, and she’ll be at a bar in Brooklyn tonight—the perfect place for a “chance” meeting.
As Joe invisibly and obsessively takes control of Beck’s life, he orchestrates a series of events to ensure Beck finds herself in his waiting arms. Moving from stalker to boyfriend, Joe transforms himself into Beck’s perfect man, all while quietly removing the obstacles that stand in their way—even if it means murder.
Sounds good, doesn’t it?