04 February 2011

First Words: Rolling Pin

"June Cleaver beat the crap out of me with her rolling pin. In my dream, Martha Stewart, June Cleaver, Bree Van De Kamp, and Marion Cunningham (who they were all affectionately calling Mrs. "C") were baking a pie together in my kitchen and arguing about the best way to pit cherries. They hadn't really noticed me lounging around by the sink until I pointed out what a waste of time it would be to pit your own cherries when there were perfectly decent ones that you could get in a can when June Cleaver turned with a maniacal gleam in her eye and started beating me on the face and shoulders with her flour-dusted rolling pin. Just imagine what she would have done to me if I had suggested frozen pie crust."

Life from Scratch by blogger Melissa Ford is so cute and clever so far!

46 comments :

  1. Oh I remember seeing an advertisement for this one...it looked good. From the "beginnings"...sounds like it too! Can't wait to hear the final verdict. Happy reading!

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  2. This is a funny one! I love this!

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  3. hahahahaha I was sold on that first sentence, alone. great feature, juju! :)

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  4. Now that's how you write an opening line!

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  5. Haha.. that's a really cute line.

    And ... I don't know if you accept awards, but I've just received The Irresistably Sweet Blog Award and decided to pass the sweetness to you!

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  6. All: Thanks :) I thought so too :)

    Playing Librarian: OMG thank you sooooo much! I am quite honored :) I don't repost them but I will definitely add it to my Accolades tab :)

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  7. Hahaha. That is too funny! That's definitely a paragraph that draws you in.

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  8. lol, it sounds cute and clever! ;)

    I look forward to your review.

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  9. Hahaha! This sounds like a fun read.

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  10. LOL - great start. sounds like a fun one. looking forward to your 2 cents on it.

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  11. The last one was my favorite too, even with the blues that most the time I shy away from.
    I am reading " The Hunger Games' right now. love it. Have you heard about them?

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  12. Haha, that is one of the cutest first lines I've seen! It's already drawn me in.

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  13. Oh my! I want this! This book sounds incredibly adorable and just so much fun. I really think I need to look into finding a copy. ;o) Thank you thank you!

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  14. lol, this sounds so flipping funny! I think I would rally behind Bree :) Martha and June are more "lovers" than "fighters"

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  15. All: Thanks :) I'm totally loving this one so far :)

    1stdaughter: Whooot! I am loving this one so far. I don't want it to end.

    Natalie: LOL good point ;)

    Room: OMG I am SO proud of you! Of course I've heard of the Hunger Games. It's ammmmaazzzing! Enjoy! And please let me know what you think when you're done :)

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  16. Well, I read it in 2 days , if that tells you anything. I will be gettin the other two. I think it would make a great movie ! vicky

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  17. i liked that. cute read :)

    hope you enjoy the rest.

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  18. Oh, what an excerpt! Hilarious, and makes me want to know more. I hope you're enjoying the read.

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  19. Room: Addictive right? 2 is good but I can not vouch for 3. I've got it on my shelf but refuse to read it because I don't want to let go of the characters ;)

    MC, Chelley, and Celia: Thanks :)

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  20. Wonderful! And why not buy a frozen pie in the first place? Or better yet one already baked from Baker's Square or somewhere like that?

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  21. Kathy: LOL :) Right!?

    Audra: Thanks :)

    And thank you both for stopping by! :)

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  22. Oh, that's hilarious! I'm glad they don't show up in my dreams....

    Thanks for visiting my blog.

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  23. Laurel: LOL right? I am so always taking short cuts ;)

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  24. Yep that's pretty cute! I've read good things about this one elsewhere, too.

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  25. Julia: O cool! I'm loving it to so far. Thanks for stopping by! :)

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  26. Oh that is so funny! I'm afraid that if Martha Stewart showed up in one of my dreams, I'd have to call it a nightmare.

    Thanks for stopping by mine!

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  27. What a great beginning to a book! I can just picture the scene.

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  28. Lol. I think I'm going to have to put this on my reading list.

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  29. Oh my gosh, that first line is priceless!

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  30. Kaye: :)

    Ladytink: Yah :)

    YA: I thought so too. Definitely memorable :)

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  31. Ahh... love cherries... canned, pitted, fresh... yummy!

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  32. LMAO I love this beginning! It sounds like a really fun read!

    Thanks for participating in Book Beginnings! Sorry it took so long for me to come by!

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  33. Katy: It reallly was. No worries! I'm just glad you did. :D

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