Friday, May 20, 2011

Book Beginnings on Friday

This meme is hosted by Katy of  A Few More Pages.

How to participate: 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.

I am currently in the middle of The Hummingbird's Daughter by Luis Alberto Urrea.

The Hummingbird's Daughter
 On the cool October morning when Cayetana Chavez brought her baby to light, it was the start of the season in Sinaloa when the humid torments of summer finally gave way to breezes and falling leaves, and small red birds skittered through the corrals, and the dogs grew new coats.

Yes, that's one massive sentence.  I love that the author uses such descriptive language.  What will be the future of this autumn baby?  Will she be a cool breeze bring calm after torment?  So far I am loving this book.
What are you reading?


  1. very descriptive.
    hey, stop by and check out my friday first line and enter my book giveaways. click the blog tour buttons. i have two going on now. happy reading.

  2. Very intreguing. I also love the description.

  3. Hey Sidne, will be by later.

    Dana, it's a great book so far. Just really beautiful.

  4. That is rather descriptive, though almost a little bit awkward. Oooh, and it's historical fiction, right? This sounds like a good one.

    Thanks for participating in Book Beginnings!