Book Beginnings on Friday is a meme hosted at Rose City Reader. It’s really simple: Share the first sentence of the book you are currently reading and what it means to you.
My beginning this week is from The Sandcastle Girls by Chris Bohjalian:
When my twin brother and I were small children, we would take turns sitting on our grandfather’s lap.
Why I like this sentence: it gives me the sense that some family stories are about to be told. Given that the novel is about the Armenian genocide I doubt that these stories will all be happy ones, though.
I’ve only just started the book so I’m not sure exactly where this sentence will take me, but I’m looking forward to the journey.