Book Beginnings on Friday and Book Blogger Hop – January 22, 2021

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!


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

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.

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10 Responses to Book Beginnings on Friday and Book Blogger Hop – January 22, 2021

  1. I just have my much loved Paperwhite, it’s over 5 years old and I hope it doesn’t break anytime soon! I guess if it did I would have to use the app on my phone until I could replace it with another kindle ereader.

  2. Colletta says:

    I’m an 80’s child also and can so commiserate with the character in this book! lol

    I hope you can stop by:


  3. I love the beginning and the premise! I’m class of ’84, so that caught my eye!

  4. Pudge and Prejudice sounds fun, especially as another child of the 80’s. 🙂 I think Elyse and I would get along too.

    I have a Fire too I don’t really use for reading unless it’s for a PDF file I’m having difficulty reading on the e-reader I use for reading actual books. I used to play games on the Fire more, but I got away from that. Now I just play them on my phone. Such time wasters–but they are addicting.

    I hope you have a great weekend!

    • Happy weekend to you, too! And those little time-wasters are indeed addicting. That’s one reason I was glad I won the Kindle. It’s books only. I’m trying to get away from the time-wasters on my phone, even. I’ve got other things to do with my time! LOL

  5. The Pudge and Prejudice sounds cute. Hope you enjoy it. My book this week is titled Kent State

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