Friday, June 28, 2013

Friday Memes 6/28

The Question:
So would you read a book just because of the hype?

My Answer:
I wouldn't read a book just because of the hype, but if there was a bunch of hype I'd look it up, check and see if it was clean and/or sounded like something I'd want to read. 

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"Please join me every Friday to 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. Please remember to include the title of the book and the author's name."

Crowds swarmed around and jostled against the Whittaker carriage, slowing its progress from a trot to a crawl. Thick, oily smoke from torches penetrated the interior. Velvet curtains and cushions reeking of pitch felt ready to smother Miss Cassandra Bainbridge, who was already hot on this August night.
Flight of Fancy by Laurie Alice Eakes

My Thoughts
Beautifully worded beginning that makes you curious!


Billy Burgess said...

Great answer!

Kate said...

I agree with you. I don't read a book specifically for the hype. I will look into it and if it sounds like something I would like, I will give it a try.

Kathryn T said...

I think there can be heaps of hype about a book, but if its not "calling us" as a reader, leave it alone!

LiteraryRR said...

Totally agree with your answer and the others' comments.

Elizabeth said...

Same here...I will check it out, but I won't read it just because it is so hyped up.

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Vonnie said...

It doesn't sound like Cassandra is comfortable in that carriage. I could just imagine how hot and stuffy it is, especially with no a/c back then.

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Unknown said...

Great answer, that's very true :D

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Gilion at Rose City Reader said...

Great beginning!

I usually avoid a book if it gets a lot of hype -- it's the contrarian in me. I may eventually get around to reading it, but it could take years.

Thanks for playing along with Book Beginnings on Fridays!

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