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Peek Inside a Book - Uncommon Type


When I was deciding to come back to the blog I was looking through all the blogging memes that the blogs I read follow. I had done Book Beginnings and The Friday 56 a handful of times, but over at Mixed Book Bag, JC merged them together and I really like that idea.  So borrowing from her I'm going to start linking up to both Book Beginnings on Friday from Rose City Reader and The Friday 56 with Freda's Voice.


This week I'm reading: Uncommon Type by Tom Hanks

Uncommon Type


It Begins: 
(This is from the short story Three Exhausting Weeks)

Day 1

Anna said there was only one place to find a meaningful gift for MDash -- the Antique Warehouse, not so much a place for old treasures as a permanent swap meet in what used to be the Lux Theater.


On Page 56:
(This is from the short story Christmas Eve 1953)

Compared to many other guys in those hospitals and on the ship home, Virgin felt like he had won the 1945 Irish Sweepstake. All he really wanted back was his wedding band, which had been lost somewhere in those woods in Belgium.


Verdict:
I'm really enjoying this collection of short stories. 

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