Friday, November 4, 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 Savage Beauty: The Life of Edna St. Vincent Millay by Nancy Milford:

Camden, with its ring of mountains rising behind the white clapboard houses facing Penobscot Bay, made the most of its view. Nowhere else on the coast of Maine was there such dramatic natural beauty.


The Friday 56 is a bookish meme sponsored by Freda's Voice. It is really easy to participate. Just grab a book, any book, and turn to page 56. Find a sentence that grabs you and post it.

Here's mine from Savage Beauty: The Life of Edna St. Vincent Millay by Nancy Milford:

Only once did she come to her love without need of his comfort.

9 comments:

fredamans said...

Only once??? LOL

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Ah, great excerpts! I love opening lines that show us the setting; and the p. 56 piques my curiosity.

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Violette Severin said...

My excerpt this Friday is alo a setting description.

Rikki said...

Very picturesque! I like it.

JC Jones said...

Sounds like Maine. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Helen's Book Blog said...

The opening line makes me remember when I spent some time in Maine (on the coast) one summer. Very nice

SquirrelQueen said...

The opening is very descriptive, I like that. This sounds like a very interesting book.

aloi said...

goodness - sounds like a very needy relationship! :)

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Katy said...

Very pretty description in that beginning. Thanks for participating in Book Beginnings!