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What I'm Reading Now - First Line Friday and More



Fridays are about sharing the first sentence(s) of a current book I'm reading and a snippet from page 56 or 56% on e-reader from the same book. Fun, right? And I'm joining the BBH (Blogger Hop) to answer this week's prompt. As always, everyone is welcome - hope to see you there and sharing first sentences.......


Today's Book is:




A Land More Kind Than Home by Wiley Cash

Genre: a debut Thriller

Published 2012; 325 pages










First Sentence(s): "I sat there in the car with the gravel dust blowing across the

parking lot and saw the place for what it was, not what it was right at that moment in the hot sunlight, but for what it had been maybe twelve or fifteen years before: a real general store with folks gathered around the lunch counter, a line of people at the soda fountain, little children ordering ice cream of just about every flavor you could think of, hard candy by the quarter pound, moon pies and crackerjack and other things I hadn't thought about tasting in years."




At about 56% on the Kindle: "But I wasn't going to tell the sheriff any of that story because it had no bearing on whatever truth he needed to find. The story he wanted was the story of Christopher inside that church, and that was a story I just couldn't give him."






Today's Question: Which print size do you prefer: Small, Medium, Large?

I prefer medium. My eyes don't handle small very well anymore, and large is usually too darn big for general reading. I do use large for my headings though.





Book Beginnings (share the first sentence(s) hosted by Rose City Reader

First Sentence Friday (share the first sentence(s) hosted by Reading Is My Superpower

Friday 56 (share a blurb from the 56th page or 56% mark) is hosted by Freda's Voice

Book Blogger Hop (BBH) asks a question of general interest or discussion hosted by Coffee Addicted Writer


Hope you'll join in one or all of these fun memes and take a minute to visit the other participants. I'm surprised how many times a first sentence can send me looking for a book.



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