Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Where is Your Bookmark? (07/24/2013)

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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26 comments:

  1. Like the intro from The Orphan Train a lot. I'd like to read it.

    Your other cat is very cute, is he missing his BF?

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    1. Diane - I am looking forward to reading more of the book. I've barely started, but so far so good!

      Parker misses his friend very much. :-(

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  2. Happy blog anniversary! Seven years wow! I really like the opening for the Orphan Train. I hope you enjoy the book.

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    1. Pat - I hope so too! It seems like my kind of book. :-)

      And that you for the anniversary wishes. I can't believe it's been seven years already.

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  3. Happy blogiversary! 7 years is quite an accomplishment!

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    1. Kathy - Thank you! It's been a good few years. :-)

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  4. Seven years! That is AMAZING :) I'm such a newbie in comparison and I bow down to you!

    I really enjoyed Orphan Train, I hope you do too!

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    1. Jennifer - You blog like a pro, Jennifer. :-) Thank you!

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  5. Orphan Train is on my wish list, so I'd definitely keep reading. Congratulations on 7 years - quite an accomplishment!!

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    1. JoAnn - Thank you! I think I will really like Orphan Train. Hopefully you will to when you read it.

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  6. Happy 7th! That's great!

    Yes, I would continue. It looks like a good book.

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  7. Happy Bloggiversary! Here's to many more!

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  8. Happy 7 Years!! I like how we can track our growth and change in tastes via our blog posts!! I just started Choclat last night but have to sit it aside for Orphan Train because I have a review for TLC on Thursday!!

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    1. Staci - Thank you! It's hard to believe it's been seven years. It doesn't feel like that much time has passed.

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  9. Happy Belated Blogiversary! I recently celebrated my 7th year as well. :)

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    1. Joy - We've been around forever. LOL Thank you.

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  10. 7 years?! I'm so happy to have been around for most of them :)

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    1. Stacy - Time has flown by. I am so glad to have met you and to be able to count you as a friend. :-)

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