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Friday, February 6, 2015

Book Beginnings: Here Is New York

Book Beginnings on Friday is a meme 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.

Here Is New York by E.B. White

"On any person who desires such queer prizes, New York will bestow the gift of loneliness and the gift of privacy."

I know it's a strange concept that you can be alone in a city of 8+ million, but trust me, NYC can be the loneliest city in the world (I lived there for almost five years.) I remember times I'd be sitting at Astoria park, surrounded by hundreds of people, looking across the East River at Manhattan, and think to myself, I am so lonely.


6 comments:

Shaina said...

Such an interesting contradiction. I hope you were sometimes able to enjoy the solitude.

Nikki (www.bookpunks.com) said...

Huh. I never thought about it, but the concept of alone among many is sometimes the deepest form of lonliness isn't it? Because you've got the contrast of all the people constantly around you?

Thanks for sharing.

Here is my BB post: http://www.bookpunks.com/begins-elysium-jennifer-marie-brissett/

Katherine P said...

This sounds interesting. I love the sound of the writing style and I've never read E.B. White. Thanks for sharing!

Sandra Nachlinger said...

I've heard of E. B. White but only because of The Elements of Style. Here is New York should be a well-written book, based on White's knowledge!
My Friday post features ROSE’S GIFT.

sherry fundin said...

Does sound interesting, even though not really my type of read. Great quotes!
sherry @ fundinmental Friday Memes

Elizabeth said...

Now this HAS to be a very interesting book.

Looking forward to your review.

ENJOY!!

Thanks for sharing.

Elizabeth
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My Book Beginnings