Friday, June 17, 2011

Friday Memes

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 Secret of Lost Things by Sheridan Hay:

I was born before this story starts, before I dreamed of such a place as the Arcade, before I imagined men like Walter Geist existed outside fables, outside fairy tales.

The Friday 56 is a bookish meme sponsored by Freda's Voice. It is really easy to participate.

*Grab a book, any book.

*Turn to page 56.

*Find any sentence that grabs you.

*Post it.

*Link up at Freda's site.

Here's mine from
The Secret of Lost Things by Sheridan Hay:

He challenged me with auburn eyebrows raised, conventionally attractive and confident of the fact.


fredamans said...

Thanks for participating, I added you to the Linky!

Katy said...

Very interesting beginning. I'll have to look this one up.

Thanks for participating in Book Beginnings!

Tea said...

I will have to write this title down. Would luv to know more about Walter Geist.

Helen's Book Blog said...

Intriguing start... I hope you enjoy the book!

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

I'm astonished to see how good the first lines of books are. I'd never noticed this until I participated in this meme.

SquirrelQueen said...

Now that's the kind of challenge I like!
The Road to Here

Yvonne@fiction-books said...

Hi Bev,

I love your page 56 lines, but at first I wasn't too sure about your first lines.

I am not sure that they would have made me want to carry on reading, as I assumed that you were reading fantasy book, which I am not partial too.

Good job I looked up the synopsis, isn't it? Not what I had expected, but I am already hooked and have added this one to my reading list.

Thanks for sharing such a great book.


Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Very intriguing beginning and excerpt. Thanks for sharing, Bev, and for visiting my blog.

Confuzzled Shannon said...

I like the beginning but not 56 line... probably just me. I feel like it doesn't tell enough to make me interested.