Friday, July 15, 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 Unnatural Death by Dorothy L Sayers:

"But if he thought the woman was being murdered--"

"My dear Charles," said the man with the monocle, "it doesn't do for people, especially doctors, to go about 'thinking' things."



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 Unnatural Death by Dorothy L Sayers:

I lay traps; I catch men. I shall let the alleged criminal convict herself.

18 comments:

Gina Hott said...

This looks like a good one! Thanks, Bev!

Margaret @ BooksPlease said...

It's been years since I read any Dorothy L Sayers - I'd forgotten how good her books are.

fredamans said...

Sounds like a good book! Thanks for participating!

Laurie said...

Love the trio of lines from page 56: Such conviction with such rhetorical insistence!

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Oh, this one looks and sounds good! Thanks for sharing....

Here's MY FRIDAY MEMES POST

Helen's Book Blog said...

I remember reading a lot of Dorothy Sayers years ago. Enjoy!

Sandra said...

I haven't read a Dorothy Sayers book in 30 years I think. This one sounds interesting.

wutheringwillow said...

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"...it doesn't do for people, especially doctors, to go about 'thinking' things."

LOL!

Between The Lines said...

Both of these excerpts sound really good! I haven't read any Dorothy Sayers books before, but you've managed to whet my appetite for more!

LadyD said...

Wow... very thrilling. You chose a good one. Thanks for stopping by. New follower.

vvb32 reads said...

so curious. who is speaking the good guy or bad one?

Phaedosia said...

LOL! Great line. I've heard so many wonderful things about Sayers. I really need to get around to reading her.

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Ooo this sounds goood already.

Great teaser!

Here is my BBF :)

Linda said...

I don't think I've read any of her books...will add to name to my list of authors to check out.

Irene said...

Sounds like a good story line.

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Katy said...

I LOVE that beginning! It made me giggle out loud! Sayers is one of those authors that I know I need to read, but haven't gotten to yet!

Thanks for participating in Book Beginnings!