Book Beginnings on Fridays and Book Blogger Hop – October 27, 2022

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. You can check out others’ book beginnings here. I’m also going to link up with Carrie at Reading Is My Superpower for First Line Friday.

This week’s book beginning:


Americans love their Constitution. In seventeen-year-old Liberty Bell’s era it has become a myth.

Centuries after the Great Blackout obliterates the world’s digitized information, America’s history is forgotten. Only confused legends remain, written in The Americana, a book depicting a golden age where famous Americans from different eras lived and interacted with one another during the same time.

Raised on the stories and ideals from The Americana, Liberty Bell joins secret agent Antonio Ice on a quest for her country. But in the Old Forest, forgotten technologies are reawakening. Historic figures such as Albert Einstein, Harriet Tubman, and Thomas Jefferson are coming to life.

The source of their return, a mystery hidden since before the apocalypse, lies waiting for Liberty. Her knowledge of The Americana holds the key to unraveling the riddles of the past.

Will the American continent return to the freedom of Liberty’s forefathers? Or will it descend into a dark age of tyranny?The choices she makes will determine its fate. For, as The Americana says, “Those who don’t know history are destined to repeat it-and forfeit all coupons, discounts, and travel miles.”

Filled with quotations from exceptional Americans, here is a humorous and poignant celebration of America and its Constitution.

800 Years after the Great Blackout

The day was glorious, the sky cloudless, and Liberty tried not to let her apprehension show as she wheeled her suitcase along the concrete sidewalk, past coaches, wagons, and horses tied to hitching rails.

Are you going to keep reading? My review will be up this weekend. Stop back by and see what I thought of the book!

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. See what others have to say on this topic and link up your own post here.

Oct. 28th – Nov. 3rd – Have you ever experienced a blogging nightmare? If so, what was it? (submitted by Billy @ Coffee Addicted Writer)

Like, an actual, while-I’m-sleeping nightmare? I don’t think so. If you’re talking a nightmare like, holy cats, why did I sign on for so many ARC reviews this week/month, then yes. Yes, I have. (I want to read All the Books. I have a tendency to overcommit if I’m not careful.)

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17 Responses to Book Beginnings on Fridays and Book Blogger Hop – October 27, 2022

  1. I think my blogging nightmares all revolve around over-committing to conversations that I just couldn’t manage. Never again. I don’t sign up for blog tours or for things that require a lot of babysitting on my part.

    My Friday post

  2. What an interesting sounding book!

    I haven’t had a nightmare either, but like you say it’s got a bit close on a couple of Blog Tours – although the start of the issue was the postman not delivering a book as soon as I would have hoped and therefore there was a bit of a knock-on effect…

    Have a great week!

    Emily @ Budget Tales Book Blog
    My post:

  3. Jenni Elyse says:

    LOL. I think a lot of book bloggers could sympathize with being overcommitted to ARCs, tours, reviews, etc.

    I haven’t had an actual while-I’m-sleeping blogging nightmare either. I have lived a nightmarish experience thanks to my blog, though.

    My BBH Post

  4. I’m currently finishing Where the Blue Sky Begins by Katie Powner. It’s really good!
    “The survival bag, or whatever she called it, was not in Eunice’s bathroom.”
    I hope you have a great weekend!

  5. Cindy Davis says:

    I hope you enjoy this one, have a great weekend!

  6. Paula Shreckhise says:

    First line of Where the Blue Sky Begins by Katie Powner:
    Eric Larson had never seen such a sorry excuse for a town.

  7. The book sounds interesting.

    The only blogging nightmare I can think of is signing up for too many blog tours and reviews but I’m starting to get more organized now.

    Have a great weekend!

  8. Ashley S. says:

    I’m definitely intrigued for more! The premise sounds really interesting. Hope you have a great weekend! 🙂

  9. This sounds fascinating! Hope you enjoyed it!

  10. Sounds interesting. This weekend I’ve been reading a complimentary early copy of Where Dreams Reside by Heidi Chiavaroli. The first line is: I pressed the gas pedal harder as I passed the quaint sign that welcomed travelers to my hometown of Camden, Maine. ~ Have a great rest of the weekend!

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