Friday, July 19, 2013

Book Beginnings on Fridays/The Friday 56/Friday Four Fill-in Fun Blog Hop

Book Beginnings on Fridays hosted by Rose City Reader, where bloggers share the first sentence or more of a current read, as well as initial thoughts about the sentence(s), impressions of the book, or anything else that the opening inspires.

An angry wind whipped down from the mountains and taped Alice on the shoulder. With chattering teeth, she drummed up the courage to open one eye. there was no one there. She shuddered. This time the horrible sensation was the product of fear. It's getting dark, she thought.

A tree branch snapped in the wood line. "Mama!" she squealed out in terror. But still she was alone. Simmer yourself, she thought. Ma' ll be along soon. While the wind wailed a haunting song, she forced herself to think about her friend.

~The Rockin' Chair by Steven Manchester

The Friday 56 is a fun meme to do hosted by Freda's Voice. If you'd like to join on the fun go to The Friday 56

Rules:
*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader.
*Find any sentence that grabs you.
*Post it.

*Link it here.

It was obviously easier to assume the panhandler was a con artist than to find the truth within his tortured eyes. 


Book Description

Memories are the ultimate contradiction. They can warm us on our coldest days – or they can freeze a loved one out of our lives forever. The McCarthy family has a trove of warm memories. Of innocent first kisses. Of sumptuous family meals. Of wondrous lessons learned at the foot of a rocking chair. But they also have had their share of icy ones. Of words that can never be unsaid. Of choices that can never be unmade. Of actions that can never be undone.

Following the death of his beloved wife, John McCarthy – Grandpa John – calls his family back home. It is time for them to face the memories they have made, both warm and cold. Only then can they move beyond them and into the future.

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PhotobucketEvery Friday, Hilary of Feeling Beachie lists four statements with a blank for you to fill in on your own blogs

This week’s statements:

1. Lately I have been very tired and it is driving me crazy
2. I sometimes have a bad mood.
3 .My favorite type of music is soulful music because it touches me and soothes me.

4. I’m always amazed by how much home made sweets I and my mom can make.

18 comments:

retired not tired said...

I love making homemade sweets. My Mom made the best butter tarts ever.

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I've been curious about this book...thanks for sharing.

Here's MY FRIDAY MEMES POST

fredamans said...

Both leave a lot to the imagination. I do hope mama shows up soon for her sake.

Yvonne said...

Great 56! I think we all have times when we have a bad mood.

guiltless reader said...

The first sounds really ominous. Gave me the chills ...

JC Jones said...

Nice Book beginning. Thanks for visiting.

Harvee @ Book Dilettante said...

I like that suspenseful tease...

Donna Sexton said...

The book sounds very interesting but it's not available through my library, so I requested the book we have by that author, "Twelve Months". Thanks for stopping by.

Hilary said...

I hope you get some good rest....

Susi said...

Homemade sweets are the best! I love to bake and spoil my family with yummy treats! :)

Shounak Reza said...

Nice! Thanks for stopping by.

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Shounak Reza said...

Nice!! thanks for stopping by.

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Julie @ Knitting and Sundries said...

That sounds like a good Southern read! Thanks for sharing!

Lianne @ caffeinatedlife.net said...

Interesting book beginning! Thanks for sharing & for dropping by my blog :)

Lindsay said...

I like the sound of this story! I hope you're enjoying reading it. Thanks for visiting and commenting on my blog too. :)