Friday, 16 November 2012
Book Beginnings on Fridays and the Friday 56
Rose City Reader hosts Book Beginnings on Fridays every week for those of us too tired by Friday night to write a lengthy review!
Simply share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires.
Freda's Voice hosts The Friday 56 meme.
Friday 56 goes with Book Beginnings like cheese and crackers, ice-cream and milo or tequila and lime!
Simply go to page 56 of the book you are reading and give us a taster.
This week's book is designed to tick many of my boxes. Historical fiction (tick), strong female protagonist (tick), disaster (tick), family drama (tick).
Fingers crossed xxxxxxxxxxx
All Fall down by Sally Nicholls
'I buried with my own hands five of my children in a single grave...No bells. No tears. This is the end of the world. Angola di Turu 1348.'
The year I turned thirteen, it rained every day from Midsummer to Christmastide.
"I don't know how I'd live!" says Robin. "Maybe I wouldn't. But it would be better than staying here, wouldn't it?"
I'm silent. Alice wanted to leave, I know. But every part of me screams that if we leave our land, if we leave our fields, it wouldn't matter if we survived the pestilence. We'd have stopped being ourselves already.