Friday, January 25, 2013

Book Beginnings Friday: The Typewriter Girl

Please join Rose City Reader every Friday to 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.  Please remember to include the title of the book and the author.


 I'm reading The Typewriter Girl by Alison Atlee:

Type-writer girls, they oughtn't think too much.

I'm reading this book for a blog tour scheduled for next week. It has a very interesting premise and and I am enjoying it very much. Set in London area during the turn-of-the-century, Betsey Dobson is struggling to be viewed on her own merits - but in a man's world, that is the unforgiveable sin.
 
I remember using an actual type-writer in a typing class in high school...something that is now a thing of the past. I think using the type writer really helped me pay attention to my typing as there wasn't that delete button! Did you ever use a type-writer?

 
 

9 comments:

  1. I like this book's beginning and I'm sure I'd enjoy the story too. I'm revealing my age here, but I learned to type on a manual typewriter. The keys were not labeled so we had to type by touch. Hard to believe, isn't it?
    My Book Beginning is from PERIGEE MOON.

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    1. It's a pretty good story so far. I learned on an electric typewriter...can't imagine learning without being able to see the keys. I will say though that all those classes did make me a pretty good typer!

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  2. We still have a very old black heavy typewriter for decoration on the shelf. It weighs a ton and I wouldn't want to use it.

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    1. I would love to have an old typewriter - such a cool decoration!

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  3. I have this book sitting on my nightstand ready to be read next! I hope you are enjoying it. I will look forward to your review!

    Chelsey@Charming Chelsey's

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    1. It's pretty good so far. My review will be up next Thursday!

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  4. I certainly do remember using a typewriter! We have a gorgeous vintage typewriter in our home (see my Muriel Spark post to view it: http://www.sukosnotebook.net/2009/03/comforters.html).

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  5. the cover is so interesting and i definitely feel i need to add this to my TBR

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  6. I remember using a typewriter in highschool also and having the carbon paper, sucked for mistakes, lol.

    Those classes made me a great typist too.

    I love the cover of this book, absolutely stunning in my opinion.

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