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Friday, July 11, 2014

Friday Memes-July 11th


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 just use the one they are currently reading. I'm reading:

Book: One Day by David Nicholls

Book Beginnings:
     'I suppose the important thing is to make some sort of difference,' she said. 'You know, actually change something.'
     'What, like "change the world", you mean?'
     'Not the entire world. Just the little bit around you.'
     They lay in silence for a moment, bodies curled around each other in the single bed, then both began to laugh in low, predawn voices. 'Can't believe I just said that,' she groaned. 'Sounds a bit corny, doesn't it?
      'A bit corny.'

Friday 56:
     The city had defeated her, just like they said it would. Like some overcrowded party, no-one had noticed her arrival, and no-one would notice if she left.

My thoughts: 
      I loved the movie and I am enjoying the book. Usually I do it the other way around but the movie made me want to read the book. The epilogue starts with a quote from Great Expectations by Charles Dickens that really sets up the book nicely: "That was a memorable day to me, for it made great changes in me. But, it is the same with any life. Imagine one selected day struck out of it and think how different its course would have been. Pause, you who read this, and think for a long moment of the long chain of iron or gold, of thorns or flowers, that would never have bound you, but for the formation of the first link on that memorable day."

7 comments:

  1. Sounds like a book full of romance and I am always up for a book turned movie! Thank you for sharing :)

    Sparrow's BB & Friday 56

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  2. Change is difficult, and I don't think we can change anyone but ourselves. That is difficult to change yourself too. :) I know that is the case for me.

    THANKS for sharing.

    Elizabeth
    Silver's Reviews
    My Book Beginnings

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  3. That's a good beginning. It shows that the characters aren't too goody-goody.
    Here's the link to my Friday post: WHAT MATTERS MOST.

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  4. I've never heard of the movie but am intrigued by the book.

    Happy weekend!

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  5. I've only seen it once but it stars Anne Hathaway and Jim Sturgess. Here's a link to learn more: http://www.focusfeatures.com/one_day

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  6. This sounds really good. Have a great weekend!

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  7. I hadn't heard of this book before but those snippets really make me want to go and grab the book :D

    My BB & 56 

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