Friday, April 04, 2014

Book Beginnings: While Beauty Slept

I've already posted a quote from Elizabeth Blackwell's While Beauty Slept in a Teaser Tuesday entry.  But I enjoyed it so much, I thought I'd use it for Book Beginnings, too.  This is the first paragraph of the book's opening Prologue:
She has already become a legend. The beautiful, headstrong girl I knew is gone forever, her life transformed into myth. The princess who pricked her finger on a spinning wheel and fell asleep for a hundred years, only to be awakened by true love's kiss.
Initial Thoughts:  Well, when I decided to give the book a try, my first thought was that I don't generally like realistic re-fashionings of fairy tales - so truthfully, I was expecting to be bored and disappointed. Wow, how wrong I was! I'll try to get a review up soon, but for now I'll just say this is a lovely read!

Rose City Reader hosts Book Beginnings on Fridays. As she says, the idea is to post the first sentence (or so) of the book you're currently reading, along with any first impressions or thoughts you have about the book, the author, etc.  It's a wonderful way of adding new books to your must-read list, and a chance to connect with other readers and bloggers.


  1. I've been hearing great things about this book, glad to hear you're enjoying this! Thanks for sharing the opening, happy reading :)

    My Friday Book Memes

  2. You have piqued my interest...great beginning! I love the cover, too. Here's MY FRIDAY Post

  3. I keep hearing things about this book. Here is My Post

    1. Hi, JC - Thanks for the visit. Yes, I think the book has gotten a pretty favorable reception so far. I enjoyed it much more than I expected to.

      I stopped by your blog too, but comments call for Disqus registration and I'm trying to avoid that.

  4. I've got a copy of this one from the library...hope to get to it soon.

    My Friday post:

    1. Hi, Catherine! Thanks for stopping by. Hope you enjoy the book as much as I did.

      I tried to leave a comment on your Friday post, too - but I'm not registered with Disqus.

  5. Great beginning! Worth checking out!!

    Here is my Book Beginning post!


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