Friday, November 18, 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 Gaudy Night by Dorothy L Sayers:

Harriet Vane sat at her writing-table and stared out into Mecklenburg Square. The late tulips made a brave show in the Square garden, and a quartet of early tennis-players were energetically calling the score of a rather erratic and unpractised game. But Harriet saw neither tulips nor tennis-players.

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 Gaudy Night by Dorothy L Sayers:

I have the most ill-regulated memory. It does those things which it ought not to do and leaves undone the things it ought to have done. But it has not yet gone on strike altogether.

[This is actually one of my favorite quotes from Gaudy Night. I'm so pleased it appeared on page 56 of my edition!]


Yvonne said...

I really need to read this author. Great 56!

fredamans said...

I agree with Yvonne, it made me smile.

wutheringwillow said...

Hello! Thanks for the visit to my blog!

Gaudy Night is a Sayers book I want to read. Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Thinking of you. A great quote from Gaudy Night.

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I love that excerpt! Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog. Enjoy your weekend.

LadyD Piano said...

Wonderful 56! I'm not familiar with D.Sayer's writing. Thanks for sharing and stopping by.

Lady In Read said...

have not read Dorothy Sayers yet.. should read soon.. hope my memory serves me better :)