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Friday, May 25, 2012

Friday Memes


Book Beginnings on Friday is a bookish meme now sponsored by Rose City Reader (who originally inspired the meme). 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 Gilion's place.

Here's mine from So Many Steps to Death by Agatha Christie:

The man behind the desk moved a heavy glass paper weight four inches to the right. His face was not so much thoughtful or abstracted as expressionless.

{Sounds like a very precise fellow.  If I didn't know that this isn't a Hercule Poirot book, I would suspect that the man behind the desk was Poirot.}


The Friday 56 is a bookish meme sponsored by Freda's Voice. It is really easy to participate. Just grab a book, any book, and turn to page 56. Find a sentence that grabs you and post it.

Here's mine from So Many Steps to Death by Agatha Christie:
What was the idea of shutting her in there? Then she noticed that there was another door in a corner of the room.

14 comments:

Maria D. said...

Agatha Christie's books always have good beginnings that draw you into the story. I love her work

Here's my Friday Meme Post

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Hmm, I'm very curious now...and I've been wanting to read an Agatha Christie. Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

Amber said...
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Amber said...

I've only seen movies based on her books. I'll get around to reading her one of these days.

I really like the sentence from pg 56. What's on the other side of the door in the corner?

My book beginning is from a book I'm reading for your color-coded challenge:

http://morosebookshelf.blogspot.com/2012/05/book-beginnings-red-rooster.html

fredamans said...

Maybe they put them in there to make them enter the opposite door.... still very suspenseful not knowing....

Sidne said...

hope there is not another body behind the door, that is completele

wcs53 said...

I've never read any Agatha Christie, but i'd probably enjoy her books. I think I avoided reading her because my sister was always reading her when I was a teenager and it wouldn't have been cool to be reading the same things as her. At that time I was constantly reading Stephen King, I think. Thanks for stopping by my blog and happy reading.

JC Jones said...

I have read almost all of Agatha Christie's books and when I travel I listen to them again. They never get old. Here is my post: Book Beginnings

Yvonne said...

Great teaser! It's been so long since I read an Agatha Christie book.

Rose City Reader said...

You got me on an AC kick, but it's been a couple of months, so I am ready for another.

Thanks for including your post in Book Beginnings.

Dragonfly Daydreams said...

It's hard to go past a goo AC. I read most of her books during my teen years. My favourite detectives where Tommy & Tuppence.

Chris Thompson said...

I picked up an Agatha Christie book at a library book sale a long time ago, but I still haven't gotten around to reading it. Maybe I'll make that next on my list.

Juli Rahel said...

I love Agatha's Poirot and I think the movies are brilliant as well! Thanks for stopping by, I hope you have a great weekend!
Juli @ Universe in Words

J.G. said...

Oops, I read your review before I read the beginning here, and this sounds surprisingly not at all like what the book is about. Hmm . . .