Friday, February 18, 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 The Silk Stocking Murders by Anthony Berkeley:

Roger Sheringham halted before the little box just inside the entrance of The Daily Courier's enormous building behind Fleet Street. Its occupant, alert for unauthorised intruders endeavoring to slip past him, nodded kindly.

Not the most exciting beginning...but at least we know where Roger works.


Katy said...

Hm, I can tell from the title that it's a mystery, and for some reason even the beginning makes me feel that way too.

Thanks for participating! :D

Yvonne @ Fiction Books Reviews said...

I have to say that I have never read any of Anthony Berkeley's books, but this sounds like just the sort of mystery my father and father-in-law would enjoy, so I shall be looking out for a copy on my travels.

Like you say, it's not a particularly exciting first couple of lines, but I think it does set the scene as a mystery and makes you want to keep on reading.


Tea said...

Hmmm, I'll bet an intruder will happen along very soon.