Friday, July 6, 2012

Book Beginnings on Friday: The Secret River

Book Beginnings on Friday is a meme originally hosted by Katy from A Few More Pages but now hosted by Gilion at Rose City Reader. 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 Secret River by Kate Grenville

"The Alexander with its cargo of convicts, had bucked over the face of the ocean for the better part of a year."

Luckily, Ms. Grenville doesn't give us the details of the trip as I expect it would be disgusting, but starts with arriving in Sydney, although shortly after she gives us an extended flashback to show what led up to William Thornhill being transported to Australia.


Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I'm definitely curious, but wouldn't want too many details about that, either. Here's MY FRIDAY MEMES POST

Chris Thompson said...

This must take place a long time ago, because I think most rivers have been discovered by now.

Here's my Book Beginning.

JC Jones said...

I am off to look this one up. Here is my post:

Eva @View from the Hillside said...

I really like that beginning. Looks like an interesting reads about convicts coming to Australia.

Gilion at Rose City Reader said...

I really liked The Idea of Perfection, but haven't read any of her other books. This one looks like it might be really good.

Thanks for participating in Book Beginnings on Fridays. I'd like to drum up some more participants, and one idea I had was this: if you are on Twitter, please tweet a link to your post using the has tag #BookBeginnings. Maybe in connection with #FridayReads, if you participate in that twitter event. Thanks!