Friday, April 11, 2014

April 11th's Book Beginning and Friday 56

According to my calendar, it's Friday again, and you know what that means.  I'm really looking forward to this weekend because I'll be at the LA Times Festival of Books on Saturday.  But in the mean time, here's my Book Beginning and Friday 56 for the week.

This week's book is Ghost of a Gamble by Sue Ann Jaffarian.  I actually finished and reviewed the book on Wednesday, so if these teasers excite you, go read more.

The book begins with:

The light fixture was common as a rock.  A simple white metal cylinder recessed into a textured, plain white kitchen ceiling, it beamed soft light down onto the counter below without fanfare or embellishment, like the billions of light fixtures like it around the world.

Page 56 ends a chapter, so I don't have much to draw from.  But here's the first line from page 56:

Suddenly, Emma wanted to see the Lady Laura.

Sue Ann is a favorite author, and I enjoyed this book as much as her previous ones.


10 comments:

  1. I like how there seems to be quite a juxtaposition between the two teasers. The first seems to be quite modern, whereas the mention of Lady in the F56 suggests something older. Definitely going to go check out the review! Thanks for sharing :) I hope you have a good weekend!
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    1. I hadn't thought about that juxtaposition, probably because I knew that the "Lady" is a medium in this case.

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  2. Not an author I'm familiar with but I like the way it sounds.
    Happy weekend!

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    1. As I said, Sue Ann is one of my favorite authors.

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  3. I've never heard of this author, either, but then I spend my days in a high school library so I'm not as familiar with adult authors.
    Here are my Friday 56 and Book Beginning quotes: Anne@My Head is Full of Books

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    1. Yes, the genre where you spend the most time does limit the authors you are exposed to, unfortunately.

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  4. I don't know this author, but the beginning sounds like a storyline I would enjoy. I don't like REALLY scary books so this sounds good.

    FANTASTIC imagery. ENJOY...I am guessing it is going to be a good read.

    Just looked at your review...sounds good. I don't like paranormal either, but I think it could work for me. :)

    THANKS for sharing.

    Elizabeth
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    Elizabeth
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    1. The third book in the series got a little scary, but this one wasn't at all. Yes, some suspense, but lots of fun to go with it.

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