BookBeginnings, hosted by Rose City Reader, and The Friday 56 - hosted by Freda’s Voice are the hosting sites for the Friday link ups, where we discover more books, and make friends. Both involve sharing excerpts from a current book - the beginning and - you guessed it - page 56.
What am I reading? Well, I'm so glad you asked. It's
Here's the cover
On Friday the 17th September at 11.20 am, my life changed forever. I was standing in the master bedroom of a house in Mossman, staring at the queen-sized bed, and deciding whether to dress it in neutral colours, or go lavish with a silver beaded satin throw, when my mobile phone rang, giving me a start.
My thoughts - I have this as an Audible read. It's long - over 20 hours. And I can't find a Kindle/hard copy version anywhere. So it is taking forever. The narrator is lovely, but the descriptive passages are just sooo long. I'm seriously considering abandoning Southern Ruby. And I don't do that. Ever.
He grinned at my confusion. "You see, I live here. This is my house." A flush of heat burned my cheeks and my spine stiffened. I suddenly felt foolish and forced a laugh to hide my embarrassment. I'd been telling full-sinned horrific stories about his home, but I still resented his playing with me.
Confession - since this is the audible version, I have no clue what page this is. But I'm about 2 hours in, and since the Goodreads site tells me its 521 pages, I reckon that's close enough to page 56? I did just pick it up and type out the very next sentence, so it is random.
Ruby has been leading tours of New Orleans - telling made up ghost stories about all the homes there - to earn some much needed cash. Now she's been outed.
So dear fellow readers, what do I do? Cut my losses and try something else? Or keep going, hoping it'll pick up? Or find an ebook version? Reading it will definitely be faster. I can't find a Kindle ebook version - if any of you can help, that'd be great.
What're you reading today - tell me in the comments below.
Thanks for visiting. Have a glorious weekend.