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Book Beginnings

Book Beginnings

Book Beginnings on Friday is a weekly bookish meme hosted at A Few More Pages. To participate, share the first line (or two) of the book you are reading, along with the author and title. Also share your first impression based on that first line!
This week I started reading Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby and I loved it right from the first line!
Here’s why:

In my younger and more vulnerable years my father gave me some advice that I’ve been turning over in my mind ever since.
‘Whenever you feel like criticizing any one,’ he told me, ‘just remember that all the people in this world haven’t had the advantages that you’ve had.’
He didn’t say any more but we’ve always been unusually communicative in a reserved way, and I understood that he meant a great deal more than that.


I think I know a little something about being “unusually communicative in a reserved way!” I just love how simple, swift and communicative the writing is – I am thoroughly enjoying the book, you will too!
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