Archive for December 16th, 2011

Book Beginnings

Welcome to this week’s post about one of my favorite topics…books!  Every other Friday, I link up to the blog A Few More Pages which hosts the link party called Book Beginnings.  There I, and many other blog writers, share the first line of a book we are reading and our thoughts about it.

This week, I am writing about the second Harry Potter book called “Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets”.  Here are the first two sentences:

“Not for the first time, an argument had broken out over breakfast at number four, Privet Drive.  Mr. Vernon Dursley had been woken in the early hours of the morning by a loud, hooting noise from his nephew Harry’s room.”

Poor Harry!  Forced to stay with his non-magical family members who don’t understand him, he has to defend himself and his owl to them time after time.  Don’t worry though, everything starts to work out for him in just a short time.  I know these books are for kids, but I am enjoying them very much. The writing is crisp and descriptive so the pages just seem to turn themselves.

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