Friday 15 June 2012

Book Beginnings on Friday #2

Book Beginnings on Fridays is hosted by Rose City Reader.

This is a wonderful Friday meme for me. I'm often dead tired by Friday evening, but looking forward to a weekend of reading.

Too tired to write a proper review of a book, but feeling the urge to write something.

So this is the beginning of 'Broken' by Elizabeth Pulford.

"My head is full of bubbles. Strange floating words, bits of conversations, bits of people. Some I know. Some I don't. Hundreds of coloured dots. I can't see straight. Can't think straight. I seem to be nowhere. I seem to be everywhere. If only the wretched thumping in my head would stop."

My first thought is, "oh no - another memory loss story!"

Although, strictly speaking, this is not the beginning of the book. 
On the adjoining page is a scrap of newsprint from 'The Daily Times'. The headline screams 'Courageous Action Saves the Life of Toddler But With Devastating Results'. The story mentions Jem Wilson who is killed when his motorbike swerves to avoid hitting a toddler that ran out onto the road. His sister Zara was taken to hospital with extensive injuries. The toddlers family claim Jem is a hero. Investigations continue....

A quick google found this little snippet at Walker Books which also gives you an idea of the artwork throughout the book.

Whether I finish this book or not will ultimately depend on the weather this weekend. It could go either way!


  1. I am definitely curious! Thanks for sharing...and enjoy.


  2. I really like the beginning. She seems like a good writer.

  3. I really like this beginning and the cover art. My first impression reading it was that the person was on drugs...and maybe she is, if she's in the hospital after the accident? Maybe I'll have to read this one to find out.

  4. I like this meme for the same reason you do. I can highlight a book but don't have to write a review. I also have time to visit everyone who does a post. Here is my post: Book Beginnings

  5. This does sound like an interesting beginning for a story. I usually do finish my Friday memes book. But then I finish most books I start. Happy reading!

  6. Great cover, though I agree with you about the memory loss part.

    Here's my Book Beginning.

  7. Does sound like memory loss story!

  8. I like the beginning. Definitely gets your attention!

    Thanks for stopping by My Book Beginnings!

  9. When I read this I didn't think memory loss at first, I thought hallucinogens or one too many apple martinis...and then I read the bit about the accident-- memory loss.

    Thanks for visiting my blog.

    p.s: I'm with you on the weather and reading.

  10. Interesting beginning. Hope it continues to be as interesting. Nice design on the cover, too.


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