Book Beginnings on Friday – Blood Red Road

Book Beginnings on Friday is a bookish meme sponsored by Katy at A Few More Pages.

Here’s what you do: share the first line (or two) of the book you are currently reading on your blog or in the comments section . Include the title and author so we know what you’re reading. Then, if you are so moved, let us know what your first impressions were based on that first line, and if you liked or did not like that sentence. Link-up each week at Katy’s place.

My beginning this week is from Blood Red Road by Moira Young.

“The day’s hot. So hot an so dry that all I can taste in my mouth is dust. The kinda white heat day when you can hear th’earth crack.

We ain’t had a drop of rain fer near six months now.  Even the springs that feed the lake’s startin to run dry. You gotta walk some ways out not to fill a bucket. Pretty soon, there won’t be no point in callin it by its name.


I’m just about half-way through it, and so far it’s very good.


About mostraum

Librarian, reader, atheist, blogger, golfer, lesbian, geek.

Posted on January 6, 2012, in Literature/Books, Quotes and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. I like the beginning. Horrible, no rain in six months. I’m not familiar with the author. Is she a debut author? Probably, I should know her.

  2. Oh, this one does sound wonderful. I can almost feel that heat!


  3. I could not tell much about the book from the quote so looked it up on Amazon. Sounds like a good first YA book.

  4. I love the way this is written! I can “hear” the writer speaking in a slow, southern drawl. Excellent sounding book!

    (Checking in from Book Beginnings)

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