I've been reading a lot of ghost stories and scary stuff this year. Didn't really plan it that way -- just the way it's turned out. Haven't started this one yet, but I've got it on the list for this month: A Head Full of Ghosts, by Paul Tremblay (William Morrow & Co., 2015). These are the first lines of Chapter 1:
"This must be so difficult for you, Meredith."Initial Thoughts:
Best-selling author Rachel Neville wears a perfect fall ensemble: dark blue hat to match her sensible knee-length skirt and a beige wool jacket with buttons as large as kitten heads.
Well, that doesn't seem very spooky, does it? Hmmm. I guess my first thought is that generally I don't take to books that start off with a description of what someone is wearing -- just a little too "chick lit" for me, I guess. (Not that there's anything wrong with chick lit. Just not a genre I usually enjoy.) However, I'm really loving "buttons as large as kitten heads." So, it's definitely got my attention for now.
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.