Some of Bev's Favorite Quotes...

Attention All Challengers! I have returned from the Wild West and have posted review sites where needed. I am working on the Check-in Posts for the Just the Facts & Mount TBR challenges. Stay tuned!

Friday, December 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 Murder on Theatre Row by Michael Jahn:

Teddy Roosevelt was President and preparing to dig the Panama Canal in 1903 when the thirty-inch water main was laid down below Forty-second Street in New York City.... And on one frosty Monday night, the fourth of December ninety-plus years later, Bill Donovan, newly appointed captain in the New York Police Department, was riding the subway home from his office at One Police Plaza when the water main--untended lo those many years--burst.

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. Freda is taking some time off for the holidays, but I wanted to go ahead and share a tidbit anyway.
Here it is from Murder on Theatre Row by Michael Jahn:

"I need carte blanche to go anywhere, at any time--even on stage if it comes to that--for me and my assistant, Sergeant Moskowitz."

"Feel free to sing a duet with Elena if it so moves you," Holland replied.


fredamans said...

I hope Elena is singing Christmas carols. ;-)
Thank you for continuing to post.
Merry CHRISTmas and Happy 2012!

JC Jones said...

Glad you had time to post. I loved the sound of the book.

Katy said...

I can't help but be charmed by a book that mentions Teddy Roosevelt in the first line. LOL!

Thanks for participating in Book Beginnings!