Friday, August 5, 2011

Book Beginnings...on a Friday

A little bit of fun on a Friday, this weekly meme is hosted by A Few More Pages
I'll share the first line (or two) of the book I'm currently reading (including the title and author) and let you know what my first impressions are - good or bad!

I may be the last person to be reading Room, by Emma Donoghue, but just in case there are others out there who haven't yet picked up this much talked about book, here is the beginning!

"Today I'm five. I was four last night going to sleep in Wardrobe, but when I wake up in Bed in the dark I'm changed to five, abracadabra."
Room, by Emma Donoghue

I have heard so much about this book so very excited to have it in my hot little hands at the moment. The opening few lines certainly are different, but it's taking me awhile to adjust to this rather unusual "child's-speak".


  1. I have been wanting to read this one for awhile, now. Thanks for sharing this great opener...and for visiting my blog.

  2. Oh, you are in for such a ride and a treat with this book! It is SO good (and disturbing)

  3. Well, I haven't read this one either. I've read few review of it; it definitely sounds interesting.

  4. Hi Ann,

    Now you have started reading this book, I must be the last person to read it, in fact I don't even own a copy of it yet!

    I have heard some great reviews about it, but those first couple of lines didn't really 'do it' for me I'm afraid.

    Helen, one of your previous commenters, sounds so enthusiastic about the book though, that I feel compelled to give it a fair chance, rather than just dismiss it out of hand!

    Thanks for sharing.


  5. Oooh. Really neat meme, and one I have not seen around before! :D

    Would love to see you drop by my blog! :)

    Blog: Once Upon a Prologue
    Twitter: @ courageousgrace

  6. I just finished it last week, so you are not the only one just getting to it. Yes, the story only works, really, because of the voice of the child narrator.

  7. I've heard about this, but have not added it to my wishlist yet for fear it's a little too young for me. Interested to hear your thoughts.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  8. You are so not the last one to read this - I have been trying to fit it in for forever and haven't gotten around to it!