Friday, January 20, 2012

Book Beginnings on Friday January 20, 2012

Book Beginnings on Friday is a meme hosted by Katy from A Few More Pages. Anyone can participate; just share the opening sentence of your current read, making sure that you include the title and author so others know what you're reading.

My book beginning this week is from One of Our Thursdays is Missing by Jasper Fforde.

"The remaking was one of those moments when one felt a part of literature and not just carried alone within it.  in less than ten minutes, the entire fabric of the BookWorld was radically altered.  The old system was swept away, and everything was changed forever.  But the group of people to whom it was ultimately beneficial remained gloriously unaware:  the readers.  To most of them, books were merely books.  If only it were that simple.."

Here is what Goodreads says about One of Our Thursdays is Missing.

Jasper Fforde's exuberant return to the fantastical BookWorld opens during a time of great unrest. All-out Genre war is rumbling, and the BookWorld desperately needs a heroine like Thursday Next. But with the real Thursday apparently retired to the Realworld, the Council of Genres turns to the written Thursday.

The Council wants her to pretend to be the real Thursday and travel as a peacekeeping emissary to the warring factions. A trip up the mighty Metaphoric River beckons-a trip that will reveal a fiendish plot that threatens the very fabric of the BookWorld itself.

Once again New York Times bestselling author Jasper Fforde has a field day gleefully blending satire, romance, and thriller with literary allusions galore in a fantastic adventure through the landscape of a frisky and fertile imagination. Fans will rejoice that their favorite character in the Fforde universe is back.


  1. The Thursday Next series is just great. Enjoy!

  2. Thanks for introducing me to Jasper Fforde.

  3. Sounds like a great read! I will check this book out.


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