9.14.2012

Book Beginnings - Who Fears Death




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 life fell apart when I was sixteen. Papa died. He had such a strong heart, yet he died. Was it the heat smoke from his blacksmith shop? It's true that nothing could take him from his work, his art. He loved to make the metal bend, to obey him. But his work only seemed to strengthen him; he was so happy in his shop. So what was it that that killed him? To this day I can't be sure. I hope it had nothing to do with me or what I did back then.
I'm using the entire first paragraph today...You want to know how Papa died and what 'I' did in the past. I'm a little over 50 pages into this book and I love it (right now anyways). Fifty pages and this story has already touched my little black heart, haha. It made me feel a certain way while I was reading, and when I put it down I couldn't stop thinking about the things that happened and might happen the down the line...I want to say more, but I also don't want to give anything away right now.
 
 
I'm reading Who Fears Death for A More Diverse Universe Blog Tour hosted by Aarti at BookLust. It's my first blog tour, so I'm kind of excited. Doubly excited because of what the tour is about and for the great book I'm reading for it. I think it might be too late to sign-up for the blog tour, but I think everyone should stop by all the blogs that will be participating and see what awesome books they read.

8 comments:

  1. You're always reading something interesting, Amber. This opening does a great job of giving us an idea of the narrator's father.

    Here's my Book Beginnings Post.

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    1. I try my best, haha.

      Thanks for visiting!

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  2. Thanks for introducing me to a book and author that I wouldn't otherwise have found. This sounds like an intriguing story -- quite different from what I usually read. I'll look for this book.
    You'll find my Book Beginning here.

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    1. De nada. This is my first read by this author. It looks very promising. Thanks for stopping by.

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  3. Makes me think that the narrator is somehow the reason for his/her father's death.

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    1. Yeah. I agree. Thanks for visiting!

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  4. That is a gorgeous cover! Why do kids always worry that something is THEIR fault? I figure we must be wired that way!

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    1. It is quite nice. I like the colors. The amount of guilt the central character walks around with is very unfortunate and the things that happened are not her fault (so far). Poor kids.

      Thanks for stopping by!

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