Friday, February 18, 2011

Book Beginning & Friday 56: Enchanted Ivy by Sarah Beth Durst

Happy Friday everybody!!

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

  • 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
  • Don’t dig for your favorite book, the coolest, the most intellectual. Use the CLOSEST.
My book this week is Enchanted Ivy by Sarah Beth Durst. It had been languishing on my TBR stack since December of 2010 and it finally worked its way to the top of the stack. I am intrigued by this contemporary fantasy about two Princetons - the real one and the one that is a gateway between parallel worlds. 

"Almost there," Grandpa said.

Pressing her nose against the car window, Lily frowned at the strip malls, gas stations, and industrial parks as they rolled by. "Really?" she said. She'd expected to see something a bit more picturesque than Wal-Marts and Home Depots on her way to her dream school--at least a stately forest or a field with a few photogenic cows. And she should hear trumpets playing, plus a massive choir announcing in verse the approach of her destiny.

Maybe she'd built up this moment a bit too much.
Page 56, Sentence 5:
A man and a woman, both decked out in psychedelic zebra coats, sat at a registration desk.


  1. Psychedelic zebra coats???? Can you imagaine?? lol.

  2. I really enjoyed this book. I hope you are too.

  3. Oh, I love the image of those psychedelic zebra coats!

    Here's my post for MY FRIDAY MEMES

  4. Nice choices...They paint a very vivid picture...Here's a look at mine...

  5. Gotta love couples in matching psychedelic zebra coats.

    Here's my 56 (book beginnings coming soon):

  6. Sure enough the most catchy word is your 56 is the psychedelic zebra coat.. Do people wear stuff like that these days? hhhmmm..:)

    Here is my 56

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  8. This sounds like a fun book! I like the dry "Maybe she'd built up this moment a bit too much", LOL.

  9. Zebra coats would be too much for me, just the visual makes me laugh! Thanks for participating!

  10. LOL I love the beginning! The cover really intrigues me too.

    Thanks for participating in Book Beginnings!


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