Friday, December 10, 2010

Book Beginnings on Friday

Book Beginnings on Friday is a meme now hosted by Katy over at A Few More Pages. It was first started by Becky at Page Turners and inspired by Rose City Reader.

How to participate: Share the first line (or two) of the book you are currently reading on your blog or in the comments. Include the title and author so we know what you're reading. Then, if you like, let us know what your first impressions were based on that first line, and let us know why you did or did not like the sentence. Link up over at Katy's page every Friday.

Here is mine from Christmas Stalkings collected by Charlotte MacLeod:

Deck the halls with boughs of holly, Fa, la la la la,la la, la la.

Professor Peter Shandy of Balaclava Agricultural College found the carolers' injunction as superfluous as that inane string of meaningless syllables tacked on after it.

(from the first short story in the collection, "Counterfeit Christmas" by Charlotte MacLeod.)


Christina said...

Awww. He's a bit of a Scrooge. ;-)

Bev Hankins said...

He's actually a loveable curmadgeon...