Friday, February 7, 2014

Friday Focus: The Friday 56 & Book Beginnings #31

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.
This week's selection:
The Time of My Life: A Novel 
BeginningChapter One
Dear Lucy Silchester,
You have an appointment for Monday, May 30.
I didn't read the rest.  I didn't need to, I knew who it was from.
My thoughts:  Who is Lucy Silchester?  What kind of appointment is she headed to and with whom?
Page 56*:   "He said it rudely.  Very rudely, in fact.  I was taken by surprise.  I didn't know what to say.  This wasn't how people spoke to each other."
*Large print edition
From barnesandnoble.comLucy Silchester keeps receiving this appointment card and sweeping the envelope under the rug. Literally. Instead, she has busied herself with work (a job she doesn't love), helping out friends, fixing her car, feeding her cat, seeing her family, and devoting her time to their life dramas. But she's stuck in a rut and deluding everyone. Only Lucy knows the real truth.

Then one day life shows up at her door, in the form of a rather run-down man in an old suit, who is determined to bring about change. Life follows Lucy everywhere—the office, bars—meets her flabbergasted friends, and won't let Lucy off the hook. What she learns in the process is that some of the choices she's made, and stories she's told, aren't what they seem either. Now her stubborn half-truths are going to be revealed in all their glory . . . unless Lucy learns to tell the truth about what really matters to her.

Enjoy life with books . . .
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