Book Beginnings on Friday is hosted by Rose City Reader. The Friday 56 is hosted at Freda's Voice. Check out the links for the rules and for the posts of the participants each week. Participants don't select their favorite, coolest or most intellectual books, they use the one they are currently reading.
Book: The Sound of Letting Go by Stasia Ward Kehoe
Dave Miller grins in my direction.Friday 56:
At least I think
his easy-eyed, right-cheek-dimpled expression
is meant for me.
'Good that you stayed with us, Daisy.
That guy is such a jerk,' Ned says.
There is almost too much to parse:My thoughts: I just started the book today. I'm only on page thirteen and I am already entranced. Once I get into the rhythm, I enjoy reading books written in poetic-style like this one.
the implied "us" of Justine-and-Ned.
Ned approving of my actions in that parent-like way,
calling Dave a jerk, even though Ned was the one
flaunting snoot-in-air attitude.