Meme: Book Beginnings on Fridays

Posted 31 August, 2012 by Lianne in Meme / 8 Comments

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.

Rose City Reader

My weekend read is going to be Nada, the Spanish classic by Carmen Laforet. I discovered it when the Book Depository was doing its “12 Countries in 12 Days” special and Spain was one of those countries featured. Very nifty event btw, I discovered so many books those two weeks! Anyways…

Anyways, here’s the first line of the book:

“Because of last-minute difficulties in buying tickets, I arrived in Barcelona at midnight on a train different from the one I had announced, and nobody was waiting for me.”

Well, that’s an interesting start to the novel. I’m assuming she got off at the main station at Barcelona but it must be frightful either way, arriving at midnight with no one waiting for me. I’ve travelled alone before but personally for me midnight would be pushing it. I guess we’ll see how the protagonist gets to his or her destination from there, I’m very much intrigued. I’m looking forward to really delving into this novel, I hear it’s quite a touchstone work =)

What’s your Book Beginning for today? Hope you have a wonderful weekend =)


8 Responses to “Meme: Book Beginnings on Fridays”

  1. Great beginning! And I love the 12 countries in 12 days idea — I need to pay more attention to the email from BD, because I missed that event entirely. It would have given me inspiration for my European Reading Challenge.

    You blog is wonderful! Thanks for participating in BBOF!

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