It's Friday . . . time to share excerpts from one of my current reads with:
- 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.
- The Friday 56 hosted by Freda's Voice, where you grab a book and turn to page 56 (or 56% of an ebook), find one or more interesting sentences (no spoilers), and post them.
Beginning: It's funny what a person will remember so many years later; what sticks in your mind and what doesn't.
My initial reaction is that this statement is so true. Memory can be very selective, especially looking back after a number of years. And when you speak with others who shared a particular experience, the remembrance can get even more interesting...
--------------------Page 56: "A lovely, practical, and predictable ending, but unfortunately, Maggie didn't have the money or the desire to wait that long. True, she wasn't getting the Technicolor ending she had expected, but she couldn't have asked for a more wonderful beginning."
Overview from barnesandnoble.com: The beloved Fannie Flagg is at her irresistible and hilarious best in I Still Dream About You, a comic mystery romp through the streets of Birmingham, Alabama, past, present, and future.
Meet Maggie Fortenberry, a still beautiful former Miss Alabama. To others, Maggie’s life seems practically perfect—she’s lovely, charming, and a successful agent at Red Mountain Realty. Still, Maggie can’t help but wonder how she wound up living a life so different from the one she dreamed of as a child. But just when things seem completely hopeless, and the secrets of Maggie’s past drive her to a radical plan to solve it all, Maggie discovers, quite by accident, that everybody, it seems, has at least one little secret.
I Still Dream About You is a wonderful novel that is equal parts southern charm, murder mystery, and that perfect combination of comedy and old-fashioned wisdom that can be served up only by America’s own remarkable Fannie Flagg.
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Friday Focus: The Friday 56 & Book Beginnings #11 was originally published by Catherine for bookclublibrarian.com. This post cannot be republished without attribution.