This meme, started by Mis B of Daily Rhythm, asks readers to copy the first line(s) of a book they are reading in order to tempt others to add the book to their TBR list.  Here are the first lines of Joyce Carol Oates’ autobiography/memoir, The Lost Landscape: A Writer’s Coming of Age.

“May 14,1941. It was a time of nerves. Worried-sick what was coming my father would say of this time in our family history but who could guess it, examining this old and precious snapshot of Mommy and me in our backyard playing with kittens”?

I have read to the point where Oates is enrolled in college, and it has been an interesting read so far, some childhood memories revealing where Oates’ love of books and learning came from. I anticipate finishing this memoir sometime this weekend.

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