Friday, 29 April 2016

Friday Book - Fortune's Rocks




The Friday 56 is hosted by Freda’s VoiceGrab a book, any book. Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader (If you have to improvise, that's ok.) Find any sentence, (or few, just don't spoil it).

This week I'm featuring

FORTUNE'S ROCKS BY ANITA SHREVE

Here's my P56:
"Olympia takes a chair near the proceedings and watches Haskell work. And as she watches, she discovers that a dream creates a nonexistent intimacy, that one feels, all the next day after the dream, as though certain words have been said and actions taken which have not. So the object of the dream feels familiar, when, in fact,  no familiarity exists at all."


It has been a while since I have read an Anita Shreve. I hope I love this one as much as I have enjoyed her other books, which I read a long time ago. Sometimes when I return to an author I read years ago, they are not as good as I remember, because I’ve read so much since then, and maybe grown up a bit?

BookBeginnings is hosted by Rose City Reader. To participate, share the opening lines and your thoughts about a book you're reading, or about to.


Beginning:


In the time it takes for her to walk from the bathhouse at the seawall of Fortune’s Rocks, where she has left her boots and has discreetly pulled off her stockings, to the waterline along which the sea continually licks the pink and silver sand, she learns about desire.

Here's the cover.




This is another one I picked up at a second-hand book shop for a song! I love it when that happens. And I can hear the ocean as I write - love that too. Perfect timing!


Tell me what you're reading, and I'll pay you a visit. Happy reading everyone.

29 comments:

sherry fundin said...

Guess the cover talked to you, huh? I love browsing bookstores.
sherry @ fundinmental Friday Memes

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Oh, I love the sound of this one, which I have apparently missed along the way. I haven't read the author in a while, but have loved her books. Hope you enjoy this one! Thanks for visiting my blog.

Bev Bouwer said...

It sure did. I love settings close to the sea, especially when I am on vacation there!

Sandra Nachlinger said...

I enjoyed this book several years ago, and I featured STELLA BAIN on my blog on Tuesday. Anita Shreve is one of my favorite authors.
Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment.
Sandy @ TEXAS TWANG

Kathy Martin said...

Sounds good. I've never read the author. I am trying very hard to stay out of bookstores - old or new - until I make some kind of a dent in my TBR mountain. Happy reading!

Bev Bouwer said...

I also missed this one - read quite a few, including The Pilot's Wife, which is set in the same place as this one.

Bev Bouwer said...

I will check your Tuesday post out - thanks for returning the visit.

Bev Bouwer said...

You're not wrong. And second hand bookshops are just the best!

Harvee Lau - Book Dilettante said...

Love novels set by the ocean...

Breana M. said...

I don't think this would be the book for me, but I hope you enjoy it. :-)

Heather Fineisen said...

I read this when it first came out and enjoyed it. Shreve is pretty solid. Slowly layers the story, but it all comes together. Enjoy!

Bev Bouwer said...

Me too.

Bev Bouwer said...

Thanks for the visit anyway!

Bev Bouwer said...

Thanks. Have a great weekend.

Stormi Johnson said...

I love used bookstores! Hope you enjoy that one! Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Stormi

Katherine P said...

I didn't realize at first this was an Anita Shreve book. I love her voice and this sounds like a good read.

LadyD Piano said...

Great cover art and I can almost feel the salty air on my face!! I love anything by the beach, especially all the quaint bookstores along the coastline. I'm not familiar with the author, so thanks for sharing this one.

Maria said...

I really like the beginning and the 56 is good too...I don't think I've ever read anything by Ms. Shreve. Thanks for visiting my Friday meme

Laura Thomas said...

Such strong writing. Describes exactly how I feel after a dream.

My Friday 56 from Titans

Alicia AKernelofNonsense said...

Love this excerpt, I can relate so much to it. Sometimes dreams follow you into your waking hours. Happy weekend!

Bev Bouwer said...

Thanks, and thanks for visiting me

Bev Bouwer said...

I am getting less nervous as I continue. She is as good as I remember...

Bev Bouwer said...

Pleasure, her most famous was The Pilot's Wife. Quite beautiful, and a movie was made, I think.

Bev Bouwer said...

Pleasure.

Bev Bouwer said...

Right? Worse when you are angry with the dreamee...

Bev Bouwer said...

It's great when an author writes your experiences for you to enjoy.

fredamans said...

I'd like more. I know the author, though can't recall if I read the book I have or not...
Happy weekend!

Elizabeth said...

Thanks for the push to read another of her books.

I haven't read one in a long time.

I hope you are enjoying your weekend.

Elizabeth
Silver's Reviews
My Book Beginnings

Lauren Stoolfire said...

Always good to find a nice book for a low price! :)

Check out my Friday 56 (With Book Beginnings).