Friday, November 2, 2012

Book Beginnings: Where'd You Go, Bernadette


The first annoying thing is when I ask Dad what he thinks happened to Mom, he always says, "What's most important is for you to understand it's not your fault." You'll notice that wasn't even the question. When I press him, he says the second annoying thing, "The truth is complicated. There's no way one person can ever know everything about another person." 
Mom disappears into thin air two days before Christmas without telling me? Of course it's complicated. Just because it's complicated, just because you think you can't know everything about another person,, it doesn't mean you can't try. 
It doesn't mean I can't try.

Where'd You Go, Bernadette
by Maria Semple

I'm in the mood for a fun, light read this weekend and decided on this book after reading Amy's review. So far, it seems to be the perfect choice.

Book Beginnings on Fridays is hosted by Rose City Reader. Find more beginnings here.

30 comments:

  1. I definitely want to know where Mom went!

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  2. Sounds like a sad beginning but everyone says it is a hoot -- can't wait to see what you think!

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    1. Audra - A hoot is the perfect way to describe it!

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  3. Great cover! Enjoy!

    And thanks for posting the beginning on Book Beginnings on Fridays!

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  4. And, I am immediately going to go find the Colin Firth version of The End of the Affair! Thanks for the tip!

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    1. Rose City Reader - Colin Firth does an amazing job narrating The End of the Affair. I sure hope he will do some other books!

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  5. This book is funny? You wouldn't know it from the beginning! After reading the opening, I'm curious and I'd definitely keep on turning pages. Good post.

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    1. Sandy Nachlinger - Hard to believe from the opening, isn't it? That is actually a short prologue. Once you turn the page, the fun begins.

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  6. I read this one a couple of months ago and really enjoyed it. Hope you do, too.

    Thanks for visiting my blog.

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    1. Laurel-Rain Snow - This book is perfect after a Sandy-filled week!

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  7. I've heard a lot of good things about this book - maybe I'll take it to the beach with me.

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    1. Kathy - This would be a great beach/vacation book.

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  8. This has caught my eye many, many times at the library - next time I think I will snatch it up!

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  9. This beginning sure is captivating. Sounds like a good weekend read.

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    1. Arti - So far, it's proving to be just that... a perfect weekend read!

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  10. I've also heard many good things about this book, but I didn't realize it was a "fun light" read!

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    1. Rhapsodyinbooks - Not sure if the tone will change, but for now it's a lot of fun.

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  11. I'm curious for more....sounds like one I'd enjoy.

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    1. Diane - I think this will be a quick, fun book!

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  12. Everything I've read about this indicates that it is a blast!! Enjoy!

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  13. Did you enjoy it?! It sounds very interesting.

    Here's my book beginnings:
    http://thereadingkorner.blogspot.com/2012/11/the-tricky-trio.html
    http://thereadingkorner.blogspot.com/2012/11/the-fifty-sixth-page-of-divergent.html

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    1. KenzieB - I'm almost at the halfway point and really enjoying the book - it's a hoot!

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    2. Great! I'll think about reading it.

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  14. I'm writing my review for this one right now. I'm in the minority, I know, but I was bored.

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    1. Stacybuckeye - This book was a lot of fun, and Bernadette was definitely the best part, but I can't say that I loved it.

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