The Beginning Of A Book: Midnight At The Bright Ideas Bookstore

I’m joining Rose City Reader as she encourages fellow bloggers to share the beginnings of a book we are reading.

I’m reading a new book with an interesting name: Midnight At The Bright Ideas Bookstore by Michael Sullivan. I’m only a few chapters into it, but already its a page-turner. Here’s how thew book begins:

Lydia heard the distant flap of paper wings as the firs book fell from its shelf. She glanced up from the register, head tilted, and imagined that a sparrow had flown though an open window again and was circling the store’s airy upper floors, trying to find its way out.

So far I’m impressed with the writing in this book.It’s hard to believe this is a debut novel for Michael Sullivan. This seems to be both good literature and a good mystery.

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7 Responses to The Beginning Of A Book: Midnight At The Bright Ideas Bookstore

  1. Bev Bouwer says:

    What a lovely looking book. I think debuts are, mostly, very well written. The author puts a great deal of effort into the writing. I love your Blog header picture too – so beautiful.

    My book this week is The Precious One. Here’s the link –

  2. Hmmm…why did the book fall? It’s midnight, could there be a little magic going on?
    sherry @ fundinmental Friday Memes

  3. Kathy Martin says:

    Sounds good. I have A Panicked Premonition by Victoria Laurie this week. Happy reading!

  4. I’d like to read this book. I noticed it a while ago and am always drawn to books that have bookstore or library in the title. Enjoy!

  5. The book sounds a little creepy, with a touch of mystical, perhaps. Love the title. Interesting excerpt.

    Thanks for sharing, and here’s mine: “ANY DAY NOW”

  6. Maria D. says:

    Sounds like this could be an interesting read – love the cover and the premise. Here’s my Friday meme

  7. I may have to add this to my tbr!

    Lauren @ Always Me

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