Friday, February 26, 2016

Friday Bookish Things - 2/26/16

There is nothing of quite the same fun as a good 'ol tag and link-up, and having vanished from my darling CBTW for over a month (dear, dear, what a neglectful creature you can be, Éowyn!) what jollier way to jump back in then with -- not one -- but two link-ups, especially when they have been ones you've been enjoying on other people's blogs? So here I am!

First the Book Blogger Hop as hosted by Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer...

Do your children, siblings, or other family members enjoy reading as much as you do?
Yes, altogether we're a very reader-y family. I was raised on evening readings of Henty and Tolkien. :)

Number 2 - Book Beginnings on Fridays hosted by Rose City Reader

My opening is from Enemy Brothers by Constance Savery
 "A young man in Air Force blue stood by the window of a hotel lounge, staring out at a gray world: the gray streets of a gray town under a gray sky with a gray sea beyond it. Streets and sky and sea had to be taken on trust; for all that could be seen was dense gray mist.

"And the sea sighed and the fog rose up sheer, a wall of nothing at the worlds last edge," murmured the young man. He turned back into the empty room and sat down by the fire. Taking a folded sheet of paper and a tinted photograph from the end-flap of a shabby leather pocketbook, he studied them closely..."

My Thoughts
My heart goes out to the story at the first line. The description soaks you with atmosphere (honestly, I think it is one of the best soakings I've ever had!) and already "the young man in air force blue" is clearly someone worthy of respect. Besides which, mist and gray skies and folded papers are all on my list of Favorite Things.

I don't want to say good-bye

via pinterest My word for this year is daring,  - dare to do that thing that scares me, dare  to take that first step into that imposs...