Book Beginnings~ Gemina

I’ve added some additional memes to my repertoire and am linking up with Book Beginnings, hosted by Rose City Reader.

This meme is a fairly simple concept, we share the first line or so from a current read. This week I’m featuring Gemina by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff.

Gemina (The Illuminae Files, #2)

Forbisher, L:… over seven hundred thousand employees across dozens of colonized worlds. Is it that difficult to believe?

Book Beginnings~ It Ends With Us

I’ve added some additional memes to my repertoire and am linking up with Book Beginnings, hosted by Rose City Reader.

This meme is a fairly simple concept, we share the first line or so from a current read. This week I’m featuring It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover.

It Ends with Us

As I sit here with one foot on either side of the ledge, looking down from twelve stories above the streets of Boston, I can’t help but think about suicide.

Woah! That’s a powerful opening!

Book Beginnings~ Holding Up the Universe

I’ve added some additional memes to my repertoire and am linking up with Book Beginnings, hosted by Rose City Reader.

This meme is a fairly simple concept, we share the first line or so from a current read. This week I’m featuring Holding Up the Universe by Jennifer Niven.

Holding Up the Universe

I’m not a shitty person, but I’m about to do a shitty thing. And you will hate me, and some other people will hate me, but I’m going to do it anyway to protect you and also myself.

What is he going to do??

Book Beginnings~ Hollow City

I’ve added some additional memes to my repertoire and am linking up with Book Beginnings, hosted by Rose City Reader.

This meme is a fairly simple concept, we share the first line or so from a current read. This week I’m featuring Hollow City by Ransom Riggs.

Hollow City (Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children, #2)

We rowed out through the harbor, past bobbing boats weeping rust from their seams, past juries of silent seabirds roosting atop barnacled remains of sunken docks, past fishermen who lowered their nets to stare frozenly as we  slipped by, uncertain whether we were real or imagined; a procession of waterborne ghosts, or ghosts soon to be. We were ten children and one bird in three small and unsteady boats, rowing with quiet intensity straight out to sea, the only safe harbor for miles receding quickly behind us, craggy and magical in the blue-gold light of dawn. Our goal, the rutted coast of mainland Wales, was somewhere before us but only dimly visible, an inky smudge squatting along the far horizon.

So incredibly descriptive, though one has to wonder why they are rowing to Wales… is there not another way to travel?

Book Beginnings~ The Burning Page

I’ve added some additional memes to my repertoire and am linking up with Book Beginnings, hosted by Rose City Reader.

This meme is a fairly simple concept, we share the first line or so from a current read. This week I’m featuring The Burning Page by Genevieve Cogman.

The Burning Page (The Invisible Library, #3)

FROM: Peregrine Vale, 221b Baker Street
TO: Inspector Singh, Scotland Yard

Singh,
For the love of God, can’t you give me anything challenging? London is a stagnant pool, and its criminals are petty, unimaginative, and uninteresting. These last few weeks have driven me nearly mad with boredom. Nothing seems worth my time or attention. Even my research seems a waste of effort. I must have a decent case to occupy me, or else I believe the machine that is my brain will spin out of control.

I wonder what case Singh will find for Vale?

Book Beginnings~ Illuminae

As I stated last week, I have some free time since all of my memes are scheduled out to the end of the year {or at least as far as I have topics}, so I am joining in with some additional memes, starting with Book Beginnings, hosted by Rose City Reader.

This meme is a fairly simple concept, we share the first line or so from a current read. This week I’m featuring Illuminae by Aimee Kaufman and Jay Kristoff.

Illuminae (The Illuminae Files, #1)

So here’s the file that almost killed me, Director.

This is such a great beginning… you just can’t wait to see what happens next!