Friday, May 6, 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 Giant Rat of Sumatra by Richard L. Boyer:

The summer of 1893 was hot and dry and without noteworthy cases or events, save for the mysterious disappearance of Lady Alice Allistair, which threw the kingdom into shock and sorrow.

Well, that puts us right into the mystery, doesn't it?


Stacey Donaldson said...

I do believe you have a mystery on your hands! Great beginning :-)

Here's mine:

Anonymous said...

That's a good beginning, and an even better title :-)

Sherrie said...

Hi Bev,
It does sound mysterious. I'll have to check this one out. Have a great day!

Just Books

Unknown said...

what a great title! have a great weekend :)

Anonymous said...

shock and sorrow! I like it! :)

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

This does sound good...thanks for sharing. And thanks for stopping by my blog.

Ann said...

Sure does! Sounds great - and a rather interesting title as well!
Here's my beginning: