So…let’s try this. Pick up one of the fiction books you’ve been reading lately (okay, confess it, you’re probably reading several at once, cuz you’re a true addict like most of us here … so choose one you’d like to share).
Now let the book fall open to a page, any page (and you can nudge it a little, no one is looking). Let us know what you find — maybe the first few sentences of a paragraph on that page. Remember to give title and author, in case we all want to rush right out and buy the book!
Currently I’m reading The Water Devil by Judith Merkle Riley. Judith was a guest on Word Wenches a while back, and I’m only just working my way around to reading the book. That leaning tower of TBRs had to dwindle a little before I could get to it. And I am loving this book. Her voice is light, quick, and a breath of fresh air just as I’m entering the deadline tunnel.
And I may not finish it until after I emerge from that tunnel, but for now, it’s a delight to read. Here’s a snippet from page 41:
It was pink dawn, an excellent English dawn and not one of those dank, inferior, foreign ones such as he had seen entirely too many of on the march to Calais. From the clouds the night before, from the signs of the birds, of the stars, it promised to be fair. English sun, English grass, and English cooking–all better. He surveyed his little universe with the eye of a man who knows that he is lord of everything that counts….
Here’s the Random House web page for the book: http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/display.pperl?isbn=9780307237897&view=rg
Take a few moments to share a short passage from a book you’re currently reading — we’d all be grateful, as it might be something we haven’t tried yet. I would love some new suggestions to add to the tower of books in my reading corner….
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