It's Friday already. Time to stop and read. At last.
BookBeginnings, hosted by Rose City Reader, and The Friday 56 - hosted by Freda’s Voice both host sites for 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.
This is a photo of the actual book I'm reading. Interesting cover, right?
It's I Capture the Castle, by Dodie Smith. Yip, she of 101 Dalmations fame.
A friend lent me her copy of this book, and I cannot wait to start it. I've cleared the decks, and this is the weekend of reading this book. I think that has to be one of the most original openings I've ever read. Here's the blurb:
"Through six turbulent months of 1934, 17-year-old Cassandra Mortmain keeps a journal, filling three notebooks with sharply funny yet poignant entries about her home, a ruined Suffolk castle, and her eccentric and penniless family. By the time the last diary shuts, there have been great changes in the Mortmain household, not the least of which is that Cassandra is deeply, hopelessly, in love."
Here are some more interesting versions of the covers, because I know that you guys love to choose your favourites (so do I).
So different, right? Do you have a favourite?
And what are you reading this weekend? I'd love to visit you, so leave me a comment and I'll say hello.