Friday, 12 August 2011

Book Beginnings On Friday

Well folks, I've had a pretty rubbish week. I'm so glad that I've got books to bury myself in and escape from everything! This week, to read away my worries, I started reading 'The Little Stranger' by Sarah Waters. I'll use the opening from this book for this week's Book Beginnings On Friday post, which is for a weekly meme hosted at A Few More Pages. To participate, just share the first line or two of the book you're reading, along with your opinion, then link your post back and have a look at what everyone else is reading!

I'm sure you all know by now that I really love reading, books, the whole shebang. Of course you do - why else would I be doing this blog if I didn't?! I really look forward to reading, but occasionally, I come across a particular book which for some reason really captures my interest and really excites me. I mean REALLY. 'The Little Stranger' is one of those books; I couldn't wait to read it. My mum was reading it first, and finally passed it on to me this week! YAY :) So, here are the first few lines:

"I first saw Hundreds Hall when I was ten years old. It was the summer after the war, and the Ayreses still had most of their money then, were still big people in the district."

I really like the reminiscent feel to this beginning. It's full of mystery and intrigue, and has really captured my interest as to why and how the Ayreses started their demise. What has happened in those years since the narrator was ten? From the little review/quote things on the back cover, this book will be gripping, chilling and full of suspense. I'm not that far in, but it has certainly got my interest and is building tension already!


  1. Oh is this a historical fiction? I love historical fiction!!!

  2. Sort of! It's set just after the war, but I have a feeling that the plot will take me back over a few centuries. I would say it's more of a thriller than a typical historical fiction, but there's probably a bit of both in there!

  3. Ah, I like this feels nostalgic. Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.

  4. I like the opening as well. Th atmosphere is very quiet, almost tense a little, as if things are boiling below the surface. Sounds awesome!

  5. Sounds really good! Look forward to hearing what you think of it.


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