Friday, October 1, 2010

Book Beginnings

Book Beginnings on Friday is a meme hosted by Becky at Page Turners. Anyone can participate; just share the opening sentence of your current read, making sure that you include the title and author so others know what you're reading. If you like, share with everyone why you do or do not like the sentence.

I currently have two reads going. I have signed up for the Dueling Monsters Read-a-Long where we have Dr. Jekyll/Mr. Hyde mixing it up with Dorian Gray. Here are my latest beginnings:

The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde:

The studio was filled with the rich odour of roses, and when the light summer wind stirred amidst the trees of the garden, there came through the open door the heavy scent of the pink-flowering thorn.

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
by Robert Louis Stevenson:

Mr. Utterson the lawyer was a man of a rugged countenance, that was never lighted by a smile; cold, scanty and embarrassed in discourse; backward in sentiment; lean, long, dust, dreary, and yet somehow loveable.

1 comment:

Suzanne said...

What an interesting idea to mix up the monsters. Both are good and creepy stories.