*Grab 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)
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*It's that simple.Rose City Reader. All you have to do is share the opening line of the book you're reading and what you think about it. Check out the other posts here.
My book this week is Roots by Alex Haley. I think everyone probably knows what it's about.
Early in the spring of 1750, in the village of Juffure, four days upriver from the coast of The Gambia, West Africa, a manchild was born to Omoro and Binta Kinte.
"Where are you going?" they chattered, scampering on either side of Kunta. "Is he your fa?" "Are you Mandinka?" "What's your village?" Weary as he was, Kunta felt very mature and important, ignoring them just as his father was doing.
I have not gotten very far yet. In fact, I'm only on page 18. So it is kind of hard to judge yet. I have a long way to go. And of course my impressions are influenced by the fact that I know where things are headed. So I think my feelings for the characters might be different than if I didn't know the trouble that was coming. But at only 18 pages I already feel like I know Kunta's family and community. I'm already emotionally involved. So I'm sure the rest of the 500 odd pages will have the same impact.