Friday, November 7, 2014

Friday Focus: The Friday 56 & Book Beginnings #60


It's Friday . . . time to share excerpts from a current or upcoming read 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.
Today I'm featuring a library book I picked up this week:
 Florence Gordon  
Florence Gordon was trying to write a memoir, but she had two strikes against her: she was old and she was an intellectual.  And who on earth, she sometimes wondered, would want to read a book about an old intellectual?
Maybe it was three strikes, because not only was she an intellectual, she was a feminist.  Which meant that if she ever managed to finish this book, reviewers would inevitably dismiss it as "strident" and "shrill."

Page 56:  "Whenever she showed up, he made her feel as if the party had finally begun."
My thoughts:  The opening paragraphs of this novel intrigue me.  I want to know more about this woman's life and experiences.
Which book are you reading now or about to start?

Friday Focus: The Friday 56 & Book Beginnings #60 was originally published by Catherine for This post cannot be republished without attribution.    

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