Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day by Winifred Watson
Book Beginnings is hosted by Rose City Reader. We share the first sentence and whatever thoughts of impressions it provokes. For the Friday 56, hosted by Freda’s Voice, we share a few lines from either page 56 or 56%.
Miss Pettigrew pushed open the door of the employment agency and went in as the clock struck a quarter past nine.
They lunched at home, and Miss Pettigrew prepared it. She discovered the remains of a cold chicken in the pantry. Cold chicken, to her, was the height of luxury.
Miss Pettigrew, an approaching-middle-age governess, was accustomed to a household of unruly English children. When her employment agency sends her to the wrong address, her life takes an unexpected turn. The alluring nightclub singer, Delysia LaFosse, becomes her new employer, and Miss Pettigrew encounters a kind of glamour that she had only met before at the movies. Over the course of a single day, both women are changed forever.
24th – 30th – Do you continue with a book even though you aren’t liking it? (submitted by Elizabeth @ Silver’s Reviews)
I do. I’m getting better at DNFing than I used to be, but I still feel committed sometimes. I especially try to finish ARCs, and sometimes I feel like I really have to finish readathon of bookclub books.