Friday Firsts – The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden


Friday Firsts is a new meme that will run every Friday here on Tenacious Reader. It will feature the first few sentences/paragraph of my current book and my first impressions as well. It’s meant to be a quick and easy way to share a bit about what I am reading, and I would love to hear others join in sharing their current reads as well.

The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden
Also by this author: The Bear and the Nightingale
Published by Del Rey on January 10th 2017
Pages: 336

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Bear and the Nightingale

It was late winter in northern Rus’, the air sullen with wet that was neither rain nor snow. The brilliant February landscape had given way to the dreary gray of March, and the household of Pyotr Vladimirovich were all sniffling from the damp and thin from six weeks’ fasting on black bread and fermented cabbage. But no one was thinking of chilblains or runny noses, or even, wistfully, of porridge and roast  meats, for Dunya was to tell a story.


Arden, Katherine (2017-01-10). The Bear and the Nightingale: A Novel (page 1). Random House Publishing Group.


My First Impressions

I’ve read so many glowing reviews of this one, and have toI was intrigued by the beginning. Has a strong fairy tale feel and the Russian setting is interesing.

What are you reading right now? Did it start out strong? Feel free to share in the comments

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