Book Beginnings is a meme hosted by Rose City Reader. Share the first sentence (or so) of a book you are currently reading, along with your initial thoughts and impressions about the sentence or book. Remember to include the title of the book and the author AND link up at the Rose City Reader
My thoughts:I stare down at my shoes, watching as a fine layer of ash settles on the worn leather. This is where the bed I shared with my sister, Prim, stood. Over there was the kitchen table. The bricks of the chimney, which collapsed in a charred heap, provide a point of reference for the rest of the house. How else could I orient myself in this sea of gray?
Initially, I was only going to include the first few sentences from the beginning, but when I read it over it didn't provoke any feeling. So then I included the next two, and it was a little better. But the truth is, this beginning is a little disappointing...not only with the first lines, but generally speaking, with where Collins is going with the story. Maybe I'm just disenchanted (it happens sometimes).
Thoughts? No thoughts? I wouldn't blame you if didn't have any. I certainly don't have many.