Friday, January 14, 2011

Book Beginnings on Friday

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 liked or did not like that sentence. Link-up each week at Katy's place.

Here's mine from Time to Be in Earnest: a fragment of autobiography by P. D. James:
I am writing this sitting in an almost empty first-class compartment of the 3:32 train from Newton Abbot to Paddington, and staring out at the red Devon countryside, now blurred and seeming to dissolve in rain; even the eagerly awaited stretch of coast at Dawlish and Teignmouth failed in its usual magic.

Makes me wonder if the rain has caused the magic failure or if something else is the culprit.


Yvonne @ Fiction Books Reviews said...

I am an avid reader of P.D.James books and am not normally a fan of Biographies/autobiographies, so I shall await your review with interest, the first lines definitely caught my attention.


Tea said...

Her writing is so descriptive. She's writing about rain and it's beautiful. Now isn't that something?