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Book Beginnings and Friday 56, September 23

23 Sep

Book Beginnings

Book Beginnings

Book Beginnings on Friday is now hosted by Katy at A Few More Pages.
Anyone
can participate; just share the opening sentence of your current read,
making sure that you include the title and author so others know what
you’re reading.
If you like, share with everyone why you do, or do not, like the sentence.

The Friday 56

The Friday 56

Rules:
  • Grab the book nearest you. Right now.
  • Turn to page 56.
  • Find the fifth sentence.
  • Post
    that sentence (plus one or two others if you like) along with these
    instructions on your blog or (if you do not have your own blog) in the
    comments section of Freda’s Voice
  • Post a link along with your post back to Freda’s Voice

The Medusa Plot

The Medusa Plot by Gordon Korman

Book Beginnings:

Napa Valley, California, 5:42 A.M., Pacific Time Zone

Fiske Cahill loved the early morning — the glorious moment when the suns’ rays broke over the the mountaintops.  He would always be an easterner but there was no place quite like California.

He eased himself into the mineral bath, feeling the bracing sting of water heated by magma trapped deep within the earth.  The ache and stiffness of his sixty-nine-year-old body seemed to melt away, and he knew complete relaxation and contentment.  Nothing could spoil the perfection of this moment.

He closed his eyes. That was his first mistake.  There was a tiny splash as the snake hit the water.  . .

Friday 56:

“No such luck.”

I love this series!

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6 Comments

Posted by on September 23, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

6 responses to “Book Beginnings and Friday 56, September 23

  1. Bev@My Reader's Block

    September 23, 2011 at 7:52 am

    Ewww! Snakes in the water!

    Wonder what he was hoping for luck for? (To get rid of the snakes? 🙂 ).

    Here’s my Friday memes: http://myreadersblock.blogspot.com/2011/09/friday-memes_23.html

     
  2. laurelrainsnow

    September 23, 2011 at 7:56 am

    OMG! I was really relaxing in the moment as he slipped into the mineral bath…and then! Wham!

    Great excerpt. I’m wondering about p. 56. Obviously, the story is full of thrills and chills.

    BTW…love the Napa Valley.

    Here’s MY FRIDAY MEMES POST and
    MY WEBSITE

     
  3. Freda

    September 23, 2011 at 8:55 am

    Interesting cover. I wonder what they had no luck at….. very good 56, very alluring.
    Thanks for participating!

     
  4. SquirrelQueen

    September 23, 2011 at 1:57 pm

    So much for relaxation! I don’t suppose it was a non poisonous snake? No such luck!

    A very intriguing start to this book, it sound very interesting.

     
  5. Elspeth

    September 24, 2011 at 5:57 am

    Sounds like a fun series. Was nice to be in California for and few moments, enjoying the air and the mountains!

     
  6. Katy

    September 25, 2011 at 3:47 pm

    I’ve heard such great reviews for this series! And really, just judging from the beginning, it sounds great!

    Thanks for participating in Book Beginnings!

     

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