Friday, July 29, 2011

Friday Memes

Book Beginni
ngs 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 Tom Fleck: A Novel of Cleveland & Flodden by Harry Nicholson:

Wings clattered through branches. Tom Fleck stayed his axe in mid-swing as two wood pigeons flung themselves into the mist. He looked down at the dog as her throat rumbled. She raised a paw, shot him a glance, then--ears cocked--faced along the track. Metal clinked somewhere.

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 Tom Fleck: A Novel of Cleveland & Flodden by Harry Nicholson:

Five months now, he mused; Dad, why do good folks have to die?


Helen's Book Blog said...

Oh my gosh, quite a beginning! I feel like something scary is about to happen

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

That is a vivid opening...thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.

fredamans said...

I wonder the same thing myself with my brother dying on Tuesday.
Thanks for participating!

Anne@HeadFullofBooks said...

This week both your quotes and mine don't tell enough of the story for us to really guess at the storyline. Oh well, only two quotes from a whole book. Are you enjoying your book?

Thanks for dropping by.

Anonymous said...

Not knowing even what genre this book is, the beginning sounds rather ominous.

Jennifer said...

Oh, I like that. Something big is going to least that's what it makes me think!

Yvonne said...

Sounds like a good book!

aloi said...

i'm coming across some very intriguing quotes in this week's memes!

Nic said...

That's a really exciting opening! I wonder what's about to happen... And the page 56 quote is so true, something we all wonder at some point or another. Thanks for sharing :)