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Friday, April 16, 2010

Book Beginnings on Friday

Book Beginnings on Friday is a meme hosted by Becky at Page Turners. Anyone can participate; just share the opening sentence of your current read, making sure that you include the title and author so others know what you're reading.

"The year I turned forty-three was the year I realized I should have never taken my Mennonite genes for granted."

Mennonite in a Little Black Dress: A Memoir of Going Home by Rhoda Janzen

(It's not as easy to do this meme with an audiobook, but luckily I found an excerpt of the first chapter on bn.com.) Poor Rhoda is at the beginning of a broad stroke of bad luck, her health issues only being the tip of the iceberg, but influencing some of the rest. Luckily, she has her sense of humor and her family, even if they don't always see things eye to eye.

3 comments:

Rose City Reader said...

I love the title of this book. I am even more drawn to it now that I know the heroine is 43.

Good job finding the opening sentence of an audiobook! I only keep track of the opening sentences of the book books I read. I love audiobooks, but don't try to quote them.

Here is one of mine on Rose City Reader. I started several books this week for one reason or another.

Christina T said...

I saw this at the bookstore today and it looks really interesting. Great first sentence! I hope you are enjoying it.

Becky said...

Sounds really good, I love the cover too.