Book Beginnings on Friday – #bookishmemes #bookbeginnings

I’ve been slow to jump on the Bookish memes bandwagon having just revived my blog, but I find them to be so incredibly helpful as a way to connect with the blogging community. I love this community and the support I see from everyone for their fellow bloggers. I’ve decided to post Book Beginnings on Friday after seeing Margaret’s post on her BooksPlease blog. Margaret posts some fabulous bookish content with an eclectic assortment of reading recommendations, so she’s definitely one to follow. This meme is hosted by Gillion at Rose City Reader, another fabulous book blogger, and challenges each blogger to share the first sentence or sentences of the books they are reading.

I was most compelled to do this one, because the first two sentences of my current read were perfection:

“There’s no such thing as witches, but there used to be. It used to be the air was so thick with magic you could taste it on your tongue like ash.”

I mean, that’s the way you start a book, right? It’s concise but it’s utterly captivating! The book is one I’ve been seeing a lot of buzz about within the community, which was my inspiration for picking it up in the first place. If you’ve read it, you probably guessed immediately. It’s The Once and Future Witches by Alix E. Harrow.

Published: October 2020 by Hachette Book Group ISBN: 978-0-316-42204-9 (hardcover)

The novel is a historical fiction/fantasy hybrid that follows three sisters who join the suffragist movement in New Salem at the end of the 19th Century. I’ve only just started this one, so look for my review some time next week. Thanks for stopping by, and I would love to hear what you’re currently reading!


About Amy @ A Librarian and Her Books

I'm a law librarian from the state of Missouri and a graduate of Missouri State University and the University of Missouri-Columbia. My real passion is in fiction, which is why I started my blog to share my thoughts with other bibliophiles. I live with my husband and two wonderful children and a collection of furry feline companions.
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6 Responses to Book Beginnings on Friday – #bookishmemes #bookbeginnings

  1. I’m eagerly awaiting my audiobook hold to come in on this one!

    Lauren @ Always Me

  2. Literary Feline says:

    I have been wanting to read this for quite some time. I loved Harrow’s Ten Thousand Doors of January. I hope you enjoy The Once and Future Witches. Have a great weekend!

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