Tuesday, April 15, 2014

First Chapter First Paragraph


"Most of the time he just looked down at his boots, counting each dogged step as he paced, becoming more rugged, with unexpected outcrops of sharp rock, and cambers on the scrubland that could easily dislodge his footing or twist an ankle. The straps on his rucksack were starting to chafe his shoulders through his cotton T-shirt, and he could feel a sticky trickle of sweat coursing down his back, even though he'd stripped off his jacket and tied it round his waist a mile down the hill. The sun rose steadily in the sky towards the height of the day."http://bibliophilebythesea.blogspot.com

Monday, April 14, 2014

Canyon by Brenda Jackson

"That's why I need to ask you some pertinent questions. Someone is trying to scare you and I need to know why and who."http://www.shouldbereading.wordpress.com

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

 I finished Lights Over Emerald Creek by Shelley Davidow. Now I'm reading The Frangipani Hotel by Violet Kupersmith. These are short stories about Vietnamese experience. I am also reading Casting the Net by Pam Rhodes. I am really excited about this one. Still reading Derek Walcott's The Prodigal, a wonderful poem.
Wanted to start The Returned by Jason Mott. Didn't get to it. So upset with myself because I know it's good.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Lights Over Emerald Creek by S. Davidow ? NetGalley

Emerald Creek, North Queensland, Australia

"At sixteen, Lucy believed she was a pragmatic realist, but what she'd seen twenty four hours ago seemed to defy all logic. It was so inexplicable that it had made the difference between wanting to die, and wanting to live."http://www.rosereader.blogspot.com


"Behind the dune, the landscape was hazy. Intermittently, she thought she saw lights flicker briefly beyond the dense fog."
 http://www.fredasvoice.com

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

First Chapter First Paragraph

"I can hear the air going in and out of my brother's nose. I am awake. He is two years old and almost three and he bugs me lots of times because I am five years old and soon I will be six but it is warm sleeping next to him. I call him Stick. He always falls asleep before me and I listen to the air of his nose. I can hear my parents' voices. They are farther away than I can reach and whispering because they think I can't hear. I let out a squeak to let Momma know I am awake and she says "We're right here" from too far away. I squeak again and the tent zipper undoes and I can see the sky in the crack. Her cool hand brushes my hair back and her fingers touch my cheek. "Shh, Anna," she says and the sky zips away again. When I am inside a tent the outside is far away."http://bibliophilebythesea.blogspot.com

Teaser Tuesday

"I scoop my hands in the water a lot of times but I can't turn the canoe around. I don't know what to do and worry that I am bad again. I look at the canoe and think what Momma said that a canoe is the same pointy on both sides. I need to climb around to where the back is pointing and I can go that way. Only it will be hard not to be tipsy. I put my hands on the sides of the canoe and move my feet."http://www.shouldbereading.wordpress.com

Monday, April 7, 2014

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

I finished reading The Rose Garden by Susanna Kearsley.
I've started The Bear by Claire Cameron.
I want to start The Returned by Jason Mott.