Friday 56 is hosted at Freda's Voice and Book Beginnings is hosted by Rose City Reader. The idea is to share a sentence or so from the first page and the 56th page of the book you are currently reading!
"The buzzing of my telephone is like the scuttling of a cockroach under the bed. No real danger, yet still I am terrified."
"They are not my parents," I say unconvincingly."
This week I am sharing a bit of a book that I haven't actually started yet (but am just about to). I will be taking part in a blog tour for this next Thursday! I relate so very much to that opening sentence (although probably for slightly different reasons). I have anxiety and for some reason part of that anxiety has decided phone calls are dangerous and so the phone ringing is terrifying!! And I love that 56 because from the little I know of the plot so far - it seems very much the point.
My Sister tells the story of Irini, who was given away by her parents at the age of three, whilst her volatile, destructive sister was kept within the family. Twenty years later Irini receives a phone call from her estranged sister to say that their mother has died, compelling her to return for the first time to the family home, and to uncover the shocking truth that has defined both their lives.
This sounds interesting, but eww that first sentence. :) Looks like a good thriller.ReplyDelete
I know! Super evocative but also very skin-crawly! It was very good at making me doubt myself and the characters!Delete
Sounds like my kind of book. I'll look out for it, and your review. Thanks for sharing. My Friday book is The Last Anniversary by Liane Moriarty.ReplyDelete
My review will be up on Thursday! I had a couple of problems with the characters but it felt very real and unsettling which was great!Delete
Sounds like a very disturbing book. I hope it is good and resolves well.ReplyDelete
Very! Super unsettling - I actually thought I didn't like it for a while just because I felt uncomfortable but then I realised I was SUPPOSED to! And I kinda liked the resolution!Delete
The teases are great and I do like that cover.ReplyDelete
sherry @ fundinmental Friday Memes
Thanks for stopping by! And yeah I like the cover as well!Delete
Interesting beginning. I am curious to find out more. Here is my postReplyDelete
My review will be up on Thursday if you want to know more! It was a good read!Delete
I hate the sound of the phone, too, especially at night. This book sounds like one I would love. Thanks for sharing. Here's mine: “WOMAN NO. 17”ReplyDelete
Yeah phone calls at night are never good. I think you'd probably enjoy My Sister.Delete
Amazing how good all these book blog tours can be for a book. I've seen this one around it already caught my attention!ReplyDelete
Luckily you have books and people in those books AND on the blogosphere who also deal with anxiety. Books are the greatest!
Hope you will have a good weekend and have a look at my Friday Meets: http://marelithalkink.blogspot.co.za/2017/04/friday-meets-21-april-2017.html
I know! I've discovered so many books through blog tours!Delete
And yeah - super grateful for the blogging community! I was always worried about talking about my anxiety but I've had nothing but support. And read quite a few accurate-anxiety reads lately!
This book sounds interesting. I don't really suffer from anxiety, but when the phone rings after 9pm in our home, my heart starts racing. I think it's from the years when my father was sick before he passed and calls that late (at least for our home) usually meant something medical had happened. Hope you love this one and I look forward to your review!ReplyDelete
Yeah I think even without anxiety a phone call in the middle of the night is scary. Calls that late in our home usually involve my granddad so I know what you mean.Delete
It was a good book!
Sounds fascinating. I have a tendency not to answer the phone very often. I love caller ID. If I don't recognize the name or number I just let it ring. Come see what Grave Visions by Kalayna Price has to offer. Happy reading!ReplyDelete
Same! Without caller ID I'd be so stuck! If it's important whoever it is can leave a message anyway.Delete
That does describe a phone alright. Like Kathy I often do not answer because I do not recognize the caller.ReplyDelete
Yep. Just too anxiety inducing to take a phone call when you don't know who it is on the other end! Been reading a lot of thrillers lately and this phone call issue is a common theme!Delete
Sorry to hear about your phone anxiety. One of my family members has anxieties, too. They can be tough.ReplyDelete
Hope you enjoy the book.
I have anxiety about so many things for some reason it fixated on phones as the biggest though. It's the weirdest thing!Delete
It was a good book!
You have piqued my curiosity! Happy weekend!ReplyDelete
It was a very engaging read! Hope you've had a lovely weekend!Delete
You had me at cockroach. I know the feeling!ReplyDelete
I know! Such a good first sentence really, so evocative of the feeling of anxiety!Delete
That sounds intriguing. Happy reading!ReplyDelete
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My 56 & Book Beginnings: http://bit.ly/56BB-422
It was! Very intriguing!Delete
I bet this book will be good! I like the cover as well. Thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
Its a wonderfully creepy cover I think! Thanks for visiting!Delete