Book Beginning on Fridays is a meme hosted by Rose City Reader where we share the first sentence (or so) of the book we are reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires. However, instead of the book that I am currently reading, I thought of using random books on my TBR-list, just to remind me that I have that book and I need to read it. heh :p
So without further ado, here’s my first post for this feature, taken from Fly Away Home by Jennifer Weiner, which was published in 2010.
Breakfast in five-star hotels was always the same. This was what Sylvie Serfer Woodruff thought as the elevator descended from the sixth floor and opened onto the gleaming expanse of the lobby of the Four Seasons in Philadelphia. After thirty-two years of marriage, fourteen of them as the wife of the senior senator from New York, after visits to six continents and some of the major cities of the world, perhaps she should have been able to come up with something more profound about human nature and common ground and the ties that bind us all, but there it was – her very own insight. Maybe it wasn’t much, but it wasn’t nothing. If pressed, Sylvie also had some very profound and trenchant observations to make about executive airport lounges.
I find it funny that the main character’s name is Sylvie Serfer. It sounds too much like Silver Surfer to me, which kinda reminds me of Fantastic Four :p