Friday, June 3, 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 did or did not like that sentence. Link up each week at Katy's place.

Here's mine from The Lost Art of Reading: Why Books Matter in a Distracted Time by David L. Ulin:

One evening not long ago, my fifteen-year-old son, Noah, told me that literature was dead. We were at the dinner table, discussing The Great Gatsby, which he was reading for a ninth-grade humanities class.

My reaction:
No!!! Say it ain't so!


Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I know that change is inevitable and is the one constant...but not this kind of change!!!

Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog. Glad you're feeling better.

Ann said...

Well that is sure to provide some heated dinner table discussion... although I haven't read The Great Gatsby. It is on my TBR pile though!

Anne@HeadFullofBooks said...

I get a queasy feeling in my gut when I think about what is happening with books these days. Doesn't anyone read Science Fiction stories anymore and know what happens when people stop reading?