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Thursday, June 12, 2014

Friday Memes: June 12, 2014

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

Book Beginnings: 
Dave Miller grins in my direction.
At least I think
his easy-eyed, right-cheek-dimpled expression
is meant for me.
Friday 56:
'Good that you stayed with us, Daisy.
That guy is such a jerk,' Ned says.  
There is almost too much to parse:
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.
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.


  1. I like the description of his expression: "easy-eyed, right-cheek-dimpled." Good writing.
    Here's the link to my Friday post: STELLA IN STILETTOS.

  2. I can imagine I'd need some time to get into the poetic style but then I'd probably love it. I wonder why from the beginning to the F56 Dave goes from dimple smiling to being called a jerk! Thanks for sharing :) Enjoy your weekend!
    My Friday post
    Juli @ Universe in Words

  3. Sounds interesting! The style intrigues me. Happy reading!

  4. What a beginning and wonderful 56!

    Here is my Book Beginning post!!


    Here is my Friday 56 post!!

  5. Sounds like Ned is jealous of Dave.

    Happy weekend!

  6. Great beginning and I loved 56.

  7. Cute beginning...love the dimpled expression description.

    ENJOY, and thanks for sharing.

    Silver's Reviews
    My Book Beginnings

  8. I think there are two jerks.

  9. I think the style would either drive me absolutely crazy or I'd absolutely love it. I'm interested in finding out - especially with her description of Dave. Thanks for sharing!


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