Friday, November 25, 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 Corpus Christmas by Margaret Maron:

Snow was predicted by Sunday and a chill morning rain had drenched the city streets but it had stopped by ten a.m. when Rick Evans arrived at Sussex Square, that little gem of urban felicity down in the East Twenties. He paused a moment, propped his tripod on the wrought-iron fence which enclosed the tiny park, uncapped the lens of the camera slung around his neck, and slowly panned the area

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 Corpus Christmas by Margaret Maron:

"Take your nasty hands off him!" Rick Evans snarled, stepping towards him.

"Or you'll what?" asked Shambley. "Give me
a proper thrashing?"


Laurel-Rain Snow said...

The excerpts do arouse my curiosity about the book. I like the beginning, which shows how thorough is this man who will be shooting some kind of photos, perhaps....


Juli Rahel said...

Oooh intriguing!! Thanks for stopping by!!
Hope you have a great weekend,
Juli @ Universe in Words

fredamans said...

LOL I hope he does...

Anonymous said...

I wonder what Rick Evans will capture with his camera? A good beginning and I like the sound of this book and the title.

Katy said...

Sounds fun! Thanks so much for participating in Book Beginnings! :)

Jan said...

Great teaser, and thanks for visiting my blog earlier today.

Sherrie said...

Hi Bev,
Sounds a bit mysterious. What is he taking a picture of. Have a great day!

Just Books

wutheringwillow said...

Hi! Thanks for the visit to my blog!

Corpus Christmas sounds interesting. Thanks for sharing!

Yvonne @ Fiction Books Reviews said...

Hi Bev,

Another new to me author in the cozy mystery genre, I just can't keep up with them all.

I wonder if this guy is a private investigator or a journalist, why else would he be taking surreptitious photographs?

Any opening lines like that make me want to know more, so you have me hooked!

Hope that you had a great Thanksgiving.


Margaret @ BooksPlease said...

A murder mystery, I suspect. Is Rick a detective I wonder?

Lady In Read said...

Corpus Christmas sounds interesting.. Rick intrigues me.. thanks for sharing and your visit.

Cheryl said...

Here is my Friday 56: