So Friday Book Beginnings you choose the book you are currently reading or the one that is closest to you and share the first few sentences. For the Friday 56 you simply turn to page 56 or 56% on your e-reader and share a sentence or two that you enjoy. Then just add maybe a synopsis about the book in case others are interested. That’s it!
Chocolates for Breakfast by Pamela Moore
Published on: June 25th 2013 by Harper Perennial but first published in 1956
Summary (from Goodreads): Considered America’s answer to the French sensation BONJOUR TRISTESSE (also published by Harper Perennial), CHOCOLATES FOR BREAKFAST follows Courtney Farrell, a classic disaffected, sexually precocious fifteen year old. Courtney splits her time between Manhattan, where her father works in publishing, and Los Angeles, where her mother is an aging actress. This wild coming-of-age story, scandalous in its day, is also the story of Courtney’s close and ultimately tragic friendship with her boarding school roommate Janet Parker.
Book Beginning: Spring at Scaisbrooke Hall was clearly the most beautiful time of year. All the alumnae said so as they remembered the apple blossoms in the quadrangle and the grass growing long and fresh beside the brook, where illegal Cokes were placed to keep them cool for clandestine drinks before the evening study hall.
Page 56: “Last night, when I got back here, I realized that I couldn’t ever be different from what I had been brought up to be. Maybe if I had been farmed out to somebody like you when I was six or so, I could have been different. Now, I’m just stuck with cocktails at eleven and breakfast at noon.”
Thoughts: A co-worker reached out asking if I wanted to read through books on a list she found titled 17 Books Every Woman Should Read When She’s 25, Because There Is Such A Thing As A Mid-20s Crisis so I said sure! Being that I turned 25 last month I thought this was perfect and it’d be nice to have someone at work to talk about books with. Chocolates for breakfast was the first on the list and we luckily found it for $4. I haven’t started reading it yet but I am interested to give it a go as soon as I finish my latest read.
What are you currently reading?