Friday, February 25, 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 We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson:

My name is Mary Katherine Blackwood.
[Um. Okay. Let's add one more and see where that gets us]

I am eighteen years old, and I live with my sister Constance.
[Great. Anything interesting to tell us???]

I have often thought that with any luck at all I could have been born a werewolf, because the two middle fingers on both my hands are the same length, but I have had to be content with what I had.
[There we go!]


Helen's Book Blog said...

So glad you went all the way to sentence 3! I'll be everyone who reads this checks their middle two fingers :-)

Anonymous said...

I loved We Have Always Lived in the Castle! I read it for a book club discussion, which I think made me realize even more things I wouldn't have understood otherwise. I hope you enjoy it :)

Suzanne said...

Yep that third sentence draws you in.

I've only read Shirley Jackson's short story The Lottery, but I might need to check out more of her work.

Anonymous said...

Great start, and I adore the title. But, darn it, my two middle fingers have different lenghts ;-)

Kathy Martin said...

You are correct. The first sentence was just a little bare of information. Happy reading!

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Oh, yes, sometimes just a bit more gives us that big "wow!"

Thanks for sharing.


Katy said...

Ha! I'm glad you included a few more sentences because that first line was kind of boring. ;)

Thanks for participating in Book Beginnings!