Thursday, November 17, 2011

Friday memes

Book Beginnings: This is a weekly meme hosted by 'A Few More Pages'.
How to participate: Share the first line (or two) of the book you are currently reading on your blog or in the comments. Include the title and the author so we know what you're reading. Then, if you would like, let us know what your first impressions were based on that first line, and let us know if you liked or did not like the sentence. The link-up will be at A Few More Pages every Friday and will be open for the entire week.

"First the colors. Then the humans. That’s usually how I see things. Or at least, how I try.
HERE IS A SMALL FACT You are going to die."

Zusak, Markus (2007-12-18). The Book Thief (p. 3). Knopf Books for Young Readers. Kindle Edition.

The Friday 56 is a bookish meme sponsored by Freda's Voice. It is really easy to participate. Just grab a book, any book, and turn to page 56. Find a sentence that grabs you and post it.

"As we both know, Liesel wasn’t on hand on Himmel Street when Rudy performed his act of childhood infamy. When she looked back, though, it felt like she’d actually been there. In her memory, she had somehow become a member of Rudy’s imaginary audience."

Zusak, Markus (2007-12-18). The Book Thief (p. 56). Knopf Books for Young Readers. Kindle Edition.  

26 comments:

  1. I really like the beginning of this one. I want to know what the act of childhood infamy was.

    This book has been on my wish list for quite awhile. I think I'll move it up a notch or two.

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  2. P. 58 quote:

    "Both of us are smart, and we know it. But the thing that brings us closer than intelligence is anger. You and I are two of the angriest people I know."

    The Great Gilly Hopkins
    Katherine Paterson

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  3. My dad read this book and absolutely loved it and I have been wanting to read it ever since!!!
    Hop on over if you have the chance:
    http://universeinwords.blogspot.com/2011/11/its-friday-friday.html
    Hop you have a great weekend,
    Juli @ Universe in Words

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  4. @SquirrelQueenIs a great read! I am almost done with the book and am sure I will feel sad when I am done though I want to get to the end soon. The act of childhood infamy - it brought a big grin to my face....

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  5. @fredamansit is certainly, am glad I finally got around to reading it..

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  6. @aneducationinbookslove the excerpt you have.. and would love to see your review/comments on the book as well.. thanks for visiting.

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  7. @Lindathank you.. am as eager to get to the end of the book as I am to keep reading it forever...thanks for visiting..

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  8. @Creations by Laurel-Rain Snowthanks for visiting... and it was hard to choose just one sentence from 56.. thankfully book beginnings makes it easy :)

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  9. @Juli @ Universe in Picturesthanks for visiting.. you should definitely read it...

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  10. Stopping by from the Friday Hops to say hello.

    Have a great Friday!
    http://poshonabudget.com/2011/11/friday-friend-connect-14.html

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  11. great excerpts - i like the first quote - so intriguing!

    and the book thief - ah, i swoon! must reread! :)

    http://guiltlessreading.blogspot.com/2011/11/sonnets-from-hubby-this-friday-56.html

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  12. this is such a great book. I loved it when I read it. happy reading!

    Here's my Friday: http://myreadersblock.blogspot.com/2011/11/friday-memes_18.html

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  13. Hi, just hopping around and found your great blog. Hope you can drop by, http://babyfeetandpuppybreath.blogspot.com/ say hi and follow back if you wish.

    Have a great weekend:)

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  14. A great beginning. I really liked this book. I hope you enjoy it, too.

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  15. Great first line. This book keeps popping up everywhere. I'm going to have to check it out. I'm a new follower. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

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  16. @aloi (guiltlessreading)Yes, I am sure I will reread this book as well... it is worth it..

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  17. @Bev Hankinsfinished reading it.. and want to start it all over again.

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  18. @Kellythanks for the follow and your comment as well..

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  19. @Linda Ploved the book! from beginning to end..

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  20. @Robyncompleted the book yesterday and feel like starting all over again - it is just that wonderful..

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  21. Fantastic! I've been wanting to read this one. So glad to see in the comments that you loved it!

    Thanks for participating in Book Beginnings!

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Love to hear from you! I do read all your comments and do reply whenever I can.. but I will definitely hop on over to visit you...