Friday, February 3, 2012

Book Beginnings on Friday

Book Beginnings on Friday is a meme hosted by Katy from A Few More Pages. Instructions are pretty clear: just share the opening sentence of your current read, making sure that you include the title and author so others know what you're reading.

 This week's entry - Robert Olen Butler's A Small Hotel

On the afternoon of the day when she fails to show up in a judge's chambers in Pensacola to finalize her divorce, Kelly Hays swerves her basic-black Mercedes into the valet spot and thumps hard into the curb and pops the gearshift into park, and then she feels a silence rush through her chest and limbs and mind that should terrify her.


  1. I guess she did not want the divorce. Good choice.

  2. I wonder why she should be terrified--surely not because she hit the curb.

    Here's my Friday:

  3. It does sound like she is in denial about the divorce but why is this feeling of silence terrifying her? A very interesting beginning.

  4. She didn't show up???? Hmmmmm....