Friday, November 11, 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 The Yellow Room Conspiracy by Peter Dickinson:

Normally I'd have switched the radio off the moment I heard the name, but I was trapped in the middle of the Yellow Border, poisoning bindweed, a tense and delicate process demanding far greater physical control than most other activities that come my way.

(With that beginning, gotta wonder what the name was that affected him so....)


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 The Yellow Room Conspiracy by Peter Dickinson:

"Who'd have ever thought I'd ever owe something like that to Gerry Grantworth?"


(Not a lot of choice on page 56--only three full sentences.)

2 comments:

fredamans said...

I'm curious.

aloi said...

owe what? :) great teaser!