16 April 2010

First Words: Dirt and Chickens

"Belle Tanner pitched dirt right on Anthony's handsome, worthless face."
The Husband Tree by Mary Connealy is soooo good it has been robbing me of sleep.
"Stealing eggs is a lot harder than stealing the whole chicken."
The Shifter by Janice Hardy is next on my agenda.

30 comments :

  1. I've had books rob me of my sleep too, but it can't be helped! =)

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  2. Nice openings there...very curious about THE SHIFTER. That ones been on my seek out list for a little while now...can't wait for your review! ^_^

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  3. The Husband Tree- I love the title!

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  4. The Shifter sounds great and I do like that cover! All magical. :)

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  5. LE: True true! I stayed up to 12:30 last night (despite having to be up at 7am this morning) with the Husband Tree. I just couldn't let it go ;)

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  6. Haha.. love the beginning of The Husband Tree!

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  7. That is the opening sentence??!! What a hook. I now want to find out more!

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  8. Very compelling! I haven't read this book, but it sounds promising.

    Here's mine:

    http://laurelrainsnowswonderland.wordpress.com/2010/04/16/book-beginnings-on-friday-2/

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  9. i like the second one..so cute..

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  10. I like both opening sentences! And great covers, too! I'll add this on my list!

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  11. Two good openers!

    Here is one of mine on Rose City Reader. I started several books this week for one reason or another.

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  12. The first sentence from The Shifter made me laugh. I look forward to your review on it!

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  13. Both sound fantastic! The Shifter has an amazing looking cover...very mysterious =]
    hurry and review so i'll know if i should be robbed of sleep at night too...LOL

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  14. Books rob me from sleep all the time! I have been looking for The Husband Tree but haven't found it yet. Read the first book of the series and loved it! Can't wait to get the next two! Also like to read YA books!

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  15. Both books sound really fun!!! I want to read the Husband Tree for sure!
    Have a great weekend!

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  16. I love the covers for both of these Juju! They look so attractive. I haven't read either of them but they sounds fantastic. Definitely going to look out for these. Thank you for sharing Juju =)

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  17. Wow, both of the beginnings really grab you. Thanks.

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  18. Wow, great beginnings. You have an award on my blog:)
    http://tilwereadagain.blogspot.com/2010/04/new-award-thanks-for-sunshine.html

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  19. Beware of books! :-)
    I hope you can catch up on sleep over the weekend!

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  20. Merisi: LOL SO true. I love your profile pic.

    Bobbie: Thanks doll :)

    Virginia: I LOVE the Husband Tree. Even more than the first! I can't wait for you to try it.

    Rose City: Thanks for stopping by. I love your profile pic too. Are those cabbage roses? Those are my favorite!

    Thank you everyone for your comments :D

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  21. Those are awesome first sentences! I wish mine was that intriguing. :-)

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  22. Haha, don't lose too much sleep! But it's good to hear that you're enjoying the book so much.

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  23. Interesting first line for Shifters. I've seen this one around and wondered about it for my students. I can't wait for your review because I know you'll give me a good idea about the book.

    I like this meme too. First lines can be really interesting.

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  24. Both of these sound good, especially the Husband Tree. I want to read that one. Mary Connealy's books are so funny.

    Here is my book beginning

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  25. The first sentence of The Husband Tree...lol! I'd love to read The Shifter!

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  26. I haven't heard of either of those books, but they sound good and I hope you are enjoying them

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  27. Haha..."handsome, worthless face." I like that. :P

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  28. Sounds like the husband tree is awesome! can't wait to read your review!

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  29. The Shifter looks intriguing.

    But you'd think stealing a chicken would be more difficult, what with all the clucking and squawking. :)

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  30. La Cocc: I love how your mind works :)

    Christina: You're a fan? Too cool!

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