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
Her body moved with the frankness that comes from solitary habits. But solitude is only a human presumption. Every quiet step is thunder to beetle life underfoot; every choice is a world made new for the chosen. All secrets are witnessed.
First, let me say that I love reading Barbara Kingsolver. I really do. I'm going to save my rant about my adoration of her writing for the review of this book. But just know that I really enjoy her writing.
Okay, back to the beginning. I like it, especially the third sentence. Sure, she's simply describing nature, both human and non-human, but it's how she describes these things. Her descriptions of Appalachian life are wonderful and the book is filled with them. I'm enjoying it.
Last, I leave you with a picture. It's the first thing you see when you open the book. I don't really like bugs that much in person, but I like these illustrations.