Friday, September 23, 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 March Violets by Philip Kerr:

This morning, at the corner of Friedrichstrasse and Jagerstrasse, I saw two men, SA men, unscrewing a red Der Sturmer showcase from the wall of a building. Der Sturmer is the anti-Semitic journal that's run by the Reich's leading Jew-baiter, Julius Streicher.

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 March Violets by Philip Kerr:

With a post-mortem following a fire, one always keeps in mind the possibility that there has been an attempt to destroy evidence.


Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Ah, some thrills, some mystery, and wonderful settings.

Thanks for sharing!


Tea said...

That does make sense.

fredamans said...

Indeed it makes sense. Though I am curious of the lead-in to this now.
Thanks for participating!

Yvonne @ Fiction Books Reviews said...

Hi Bev,

I wasn't too sure about your lines this week and whether they would make me want to carry on reading.

I am not generally overstruck by war books, which is what I assumed it was.

I was intrigued enough however, to take a look at the full synopsis and must admit that my mind was changed immediately, and it is already on my wish list.

So, first lines in this case were not great for me, but they were deceptive, as the book sounds like a riveting read and a great find.

Thanks for bringing this book to my attention and have a great weekend.


Anonymous said...

I wasn't too keen on the beginning, but page 56 made it much more interesting.

Helen's Book Blog said...

A Holocaust book, very interesting. I hope it's good

Bev Hankins said...

Yvonne: Yeah, it was the synopsis that grabbed me. I'm not much for hardboiled/noir but this one was pretty good.

Vicki said...

Both are interesting to me, and that's strange since this isn't the type of book I usually read.

wutheringwillow said...

Hi! Thanks for the visist to my blog!

March Violets just the kind of thing I would like. Thanks for sharing!

Billy Burgess said...

New Follower!

Bev Hankins said...

Hi, Billy!

Elizabeth said...

New follower....neat blog.

Stopping by from The Friday 56.


Bev Hankins said...

Hi Elizabeth!

Katy said...

That grabs my interest--I love books in a historical setting. Must go look it up...

Thanks for participating in Book Beginnings!