Friday, June 24, 2011

Friday Memes

Book Beginnings on Friday is a bookish meme sponsored by Katy at A Few More Pages. Here's what you do: Share the first line (or two) of the book you are currently reading on your blog or in the comments section. Include the title and author so we know what you're reading. Then, if you are so moved, let us know what your first impressions were based on that first line and if you did or did not like that sentence. Link up each week at Katy's place.


Here's mine from The Savage Garden by Mark Mills:

Later, when it was over, he cast his thoughts back to that sunstruck May day in Cambridge--where it had all begun--and asked himself whether he would have done anything differently, knowing what he now did.




The Friday 56 is a bookish meme sponsored by Freda's Voice. It is really easy to participate.

*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56.

*Find any sentence that grabs you.

*Post it.

*Link up at Freda's site.

Here's mine from
The Savage Garden by Mark Mills:

It was Emilio who insisted on going to investigate, more out of curiosity than anything, because the gunfire was accompanied by the unmistakable sounds of music and laughter.

10 comments:

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Ah, yes, those "what-ifs"! This one sounds good, Bev.

Here's MY FRIDAY MEMES POST

wutheringwillow said...

Hi! Thanks for visiting my blog!

'Gunfire accompanied with sounds of music and laughter' - that's pretty unusual. Great lines!

Helen's Book Blog said...

Very intriguing! I hope this turns out to be a book that you like!

fredamans said...

Good question to ask oneself. Thanks for participating, I added your link.

Sherrie said...

Hi Bev,
Sounds like an intriguing book. Gunshots and laughter are not good. Somethings up with that. Have a great day!

Sherrie
Just Books

Gigi Ann said...

I am reading Isabel's Bed this week, and it is a fun read.

The Book Gatherer said...

Oh I looked this one up yesterday after the Thursday meme. It certainly looks good - and this beginning has intrigued me even more!

Buffy said...

Gosh -- I read this one and remember liking it, I think, but that's all I remember. :)

Here's mine:
http://situationswhereyoumayneedit.blogspot.com/2011/06/book-beginnings-and-friday-56-faerie.html

Yvonne said...

This sounds really interesting.

Katy said...

Sounds good! Thanks for participating in Book Beginnings!