My seventh year blog anniversary quietly came and went yesterday. It is hard to believe I have been at it for this long. My blog has definitely been through several transitions, and many ups and downs. I am most grateful to all of you, my readers, who have taken the time to visit, read my ramblings, and comment. I cannot thank you enough for your contributions, support, and, in many cases, friendship.
As for what I have been reading lately? Not much. Fluff mostly. Although, I did just start reading Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline, which has gotten good reviews from bloggers out there. I am looking forward to diving into it more deeply in the coming days.
What are you reading?
Every Tuesday Diane from Bibliophile By the Sea hosts
First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros, where
participants share the first paragraph (or a few) of a
book they are reading or thinking about reading soon.
A first sentence or paragraph can make or break a book. It often sets the mood of a novel, giving the reader a taste at what is to come. It can hook you right from the start or make you wonder what you are getting yourself into. I was especially taken with the opening of Christina Baker Kline's opening to her novel, Orphan Train:
I believe in ghosts. They're the ones who haunt us, the ones who have left us behind. Many times in my life I have felt them around me, observing, witnessing, when no one in the living world knew or cared what happened.
I am ninety-one years old, and almost everyone who was once in my life is now a ghost.
Would you continue reading?
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