Friday, April 27, 2012

Book Beginning Friday & The Friday 56

Today I'm taking part in Book Beginning Fridays over at Rose City Reader, and The Friday 56 at Freda's Voice.

Here's my Book Beginning:

"I am ninety. Or ninety-three. One or the other."

from Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen. I loved that first paragraph. I think when you get that old, it doesn't really matter, does it?

Here's my excerpt from page 56 from the same book:

"He grabs me by the scruff and smashes my face into the door frame. With his other hand, he yanks open the sliding door and chucks me inside. I fall forward, my hands outstretched. I come to a stop against a brass rail and straighten up, looking back at Earl in shock. Then i see the rest of them."

Yikes, trouble ahead!

Enjoy your day and your latest book!


  1. Great line! I sometimes "forget" how old I am, too.


  2. I made the mistake of watching the movie before reading the book, something I don't normally do, and I didn't like the film, so I dont think the book will make it to my hand. Will also be the last time I watch before reading....

    1. Luckily I have not seen the movie yet, have heard mixed reviews about it.

  3. Who cares how old you are once you pass 80. Here is my post:

    Book Beginnings

  4. I loved that book! I thought it was really wonderful.

    Thanks for participating in Book Beginnings on Fridays.

  5. Nice excerpts. I have an unread copy of this on my shelf. I need to read it soon, I think. My Friday post:

  6. I really enjoyed this book. Great first line and one of my favorite book endings!

  7. I loved this book!!! Hope you are enjoying it!

    Have a good weekend!
    Kristin @ Always With a Book