Friday, June 24, 2016

Book Beginnings: Running in Place: Scenes from the South of France

I almost passed this book up until I read the first sentence. My husband did some clearing out and found a box with 32 books, mostly memoirs, in it. He has read them all and I haven't so this is a treasure trove for me.
Here is the first sentence from "Running in Place: Scenes from the South of France": "A man jumped into my wife's tub while she was taking a bath." Well, that captured my attention. He goes on to write "This happened in Paris, in our hotel, at seven o'clock in the morning."
Now I want to know more and maybe you do too.
I am linking to Rose City Reader for Book Beginnings.
On Friday 56 is another to link to at Fredas Voice where we post a sentence or two from page 56. Here is a sentence from page 57, I skipped ahead: "It is a difficult place to describe - a haunted, hard, magical place."

13 comments:

gautami tripathy said...

Sounds interesting!

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The Weaver of Grass said...

They always say that the first sentence is the thing that sells a book.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What a funny first line. Very foreign...heehee! I'll look for this book. Happy reading! Hugs, Diane

Janneke said...

Haha, That first sentence made me curious indeed. Made a note of the book.

donna baker said...

Oh Terra, I love that your husband is a reader too. I would love to have someone to discuss books with.

fredamans said...

I'm curious for more! Happy weekend!

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Sam I Am...... said...

Now that sounds like an interesting book for sure! Lucky you and your husband to find a box of memoirs!!! One of my favorite types of literature as I think real life and people are so much more interesting than fictional ones.

Wandering Wren said...

I agree what a great opening line - I am picturing you in a library reading CS Lewis after your lovely comment on my Oxford blog!
Have a great week, with hopefully lots of time for reading!
Wren x

Jennifer said...

Now, that IS an interesting beginning!
:)

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Now that would pique my interests too.

Fun60 said...

What a great opening sentence to get you hooked.

Lauren Stoolfire said...

Could be a great one! :)

Check out my Friday 56 (With Book Beginnings).