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Book Beginnings: The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

Book Beginnings is a weekly meme hosted by  Rose City Reader .  Share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires. You can find more information and how to participate on your blog  HERE!    "My father was a king and the son of kings. He was a short man, as most of us were, and built like a bull, all shoulders.  He married my mother when she was fourteen and sworn by the priestess to be fruitful." Title:  The Song of Achilles Author:  Madeline Miller Genre:  Historical Fiction/Fantasy Greece in the age of heroes. Patroclus, an awkward young prince, has been exiled to the court of King Peleus and his perfect son Achilles. By all rights their paths should never cross, but Achilles takes the shamed prince as his friend, and as they grow into young men skilled in the arts of war and medicine their bond blossoms into somethi

Teaser Tuesday: Life Will Be the Death of Me:...and you too! by Chelsea Handler

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly Meme hosted by  The Purple Booker   where you share two “teaser” sentences from your current read. Find out how you can participate  Here! "I define me. No event or person does this. I define me. I decide who I am and how I’m going to behave, and I choose to be better. To look more carefully, to trudge deeper. To think about other people’s pasts and not judge someone for doing or handling something differently than I would. To understand my limitations, my shortcomings—that is my growth edge." Title:  Life Will Be the Death of Me:...and you too! Author:  Chelsea Handler Genre: Nonfiction/Autobiography/Memoir In a haze of vape smoke on a rare windy night in L.A. in the fall of 2016, Chelsea Handler daydreams about what life will be like with a woman in the White House. And then Donald Trump happens. In a torpor of despair, she decides that she’s had enough of the privileged bubble she’s lived in—a bubble within a bubble