Book Beginnings on Fridays is hosted each week by Rose City Reader. It’s a chance to share the first sentence or so of the book you are reading this week.
On this week’s reading agenda: Pudge and Prejudice by A. K. Pittman. It’s described as “an homage to Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, transported to the fictitious Northfield Texas High School in the year 1984.” I’ve never read Pride and Prejudice, but the premise of this one sounds interesting. Besides, it’s the 80s. I am a child of the 80s through and through. So off I go!
MY BOOK BEGINNING
It is a truth universally acknowledged that a teenage girl in possession of a double-digit jeans size must be in want of a diet. I’m just not a part of that universe. All my life – my chunky, pudgy, soft-bellied life – I’ve always found something I needed more than a smaller waist. Like to read more books, to learn more words, to know the personal satisfaction of guessing the grocery total before the cashier beeps through all the produce. You know, things that matter.
Just from that beginning, I like Elyse (our protagonist) already!
What do you think? Has the beginning piqued your interest?
Book Blogger Hop is hosted by Coffee Addicted Writer. It starts each Friday and runs through the following Thursday. Each week, there’s a new prompt featuring a book-related question. It’s designed to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, make new blogging friends, and gain followers.
Yes, I own more than one eBook reader. I don’t use them all right now, though. One is the Kindle Fire I’ve had for years. I don’t even use it anymore, but I can’t bear to get rid of it. Why? Because the case has all kinds of stickers on it that my son shared with me when he was little. Total sentimental value.
I also have a Kindle Fire that I really only use for playing little time waster games and doing logic puzzles. (Yes, I love logic puzzles. I know, I’m a weirdo. Thanks for noticing!) And for my actual reader, I have a delightful 10th generation Kindle that I won in a giveaway. Books only. Small enough to fit in my purse. I have a Starry Night cover on it and it’s marvelous (the Kindle and the cover).
I’ve also got the Kindle app on my phone if that counts.
You can check out this week’s other #bookbloggerhop posts here.