Friday, September 23, 2011

Friday Book Beginnings

How to participate: There's nothing quite like the anticipation that comes from cracking open a book for the first time! Share the first line (or two) of the book you are currently reading on your blog or in the comments. Include the title and the author so we know what you're reading. Then, if you would like, let us know what your first impressions were based on that first line, and let us know if you liked or did not like the sentence. The link-up will be at A Few More Pages every Friday and will be open for the entire week.

Title: The Invisible Bridge
Author: Julie Orringer

Later he would tell her that their story began at the Royal Hungarian Opera House, the night before he left for Paris on the Western Europe Express.

This book was not even on my list of books to read but came so highly recommended by a friend that I'm putting everything else on hold.  He's giving me his copy as soon as he finishes it sometime over the next couple of days.  I looked it up quickly on Goodreads to see what others think about it and it has received glowing reviews from all.  I can't wait to start it!


  1. Hi Elspeth,

    I can see that this book has received some glowing reviews and comments, but I am not sure that the first couple of lines on their own would be enough to make me want to keep reading.

    If you combine the lines with the full synopsis, then you have a different story altogether and I have now added the book to my reading list. also has an alternative cover for the book, which I personally think is slightly more alluring, although of course that is also a matter of individual choice.

    Hope that you manage to get your hands on a copy very soon.

    Enjoy your weekend


  2. Thanks, Yvonne.
    Now I really want to see the cover of the UK edition!
    The book sounds interesting to me and I probably would have gotten around to reading it sooner or later although I'm not sure that I would have moved it to the very top of my list had it not been for my friend's enthusiasm. Hopefully I'll get to start it this weekend.

  3. I haven't looked this book up yet, so I don't know what it is about, but I do like the first sentence. And the cover is gorgeous. Will check it out.

  4. That is an intriguing beginning. I haven't seen it before, but hearing it's gotten rave reviews always raises my curiosity.

    Thanks for participating in Book Beginnings!