BEA'S BOOK NOOK "I can't imagine a man really enjoying a book and reading it only once." C. S. Lewis “If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.” ― Oscar Wilde

Friday, August 23, 2019

Book Beginnings and Friday 56 - The Bear's Chosen Mate by Vivian Arend

I'm participating in two Friday book memes, Book Beginnings On Fridays, hosted by Rose City Reader, and The Friday 56, hosted by Freda's Voice.

I'll be starting this book tonight or tomorrow, with a review hopefully next week.

Book Beginnings Rules:

Every Friday, share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires. Please remember to include the title of the book and the author’s name.

From the desk of Giles Borealis, Sr. 

Not exactly an attention  grabber. The book appears to start with a letter from a grandfather to his grandsons.

Friday 56 Rules:

*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to Page 56 or 56% on your ereader. If you have to improvise, that is okay.
*Find a snippet, short and sweet.
*Post it, and add the url to your post at the Link

The quote is from 56%  in the eARC.

"Why? Do you feel different?"
"Oh, no. No, no, no, no. Nothing yet." Then of all things, he started to straighten the sheets around them. Fussing for no reason.

That's a bit more promising. Emotions, prevarication, and tidying up - it's got my attention.

What book are you embarking on? Share in the comments.


  1. The second excerpt is a bit more revealing and has me curious. I already thinking I might enjoy this one from the title. I enjoy a good shifter romance! I hope you like it when you read it. Have a great weekend, Bea!

    1. Thanks! I agree the second excerpt is more revealing. I'm ready to jump in and start reading.

  2. The title and the cover photo are very perplexing. Does the bear choose a human female? My Friday Quotes are at the bottom of my review

  3. I need more I think. Too ominous for me at this point. Happy weekend!

    1. Ominous? Hmm, not how I interpreted it. Interesting.

      Happy weekend!

  4. Sounds like it could be a good one.

    1. I just finished a little bit ago and it was good.

  5. Great excerpts, and I love that cover. Thanks for sharing.


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