I had the book requested when I started hearing about it, and was number 1 on the list. When I picked it up from the library, there was noone after me, so I was thinking that I might even be able to extend it, however when I checked the catalogue the other day I realise that there are now more than 20 people in the queue behind me, so no extensions.
Book Beginnings on Friday, where the idea is that you share the first sentence of your current read. I have been meaning to join in for the last few weeks, but this really seemed liked the perfect time to join in. So here are the opening sentences of The Passage:
Before she became the Girl from Nowhere - the One Who Walked In, the First and Last and Only, who lived a thousand years - she was just a little girl in Iowa, named Amy. Amy Harper Belafonte.
In addition, here is a video of Justin Cronin talking about writing The Passage: