Friday, January 20, 2012

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 Proust and the Squid: The Story and Science of the Reading Brain by Maryanne Wolf:

From the Preface: i have lived my life in the service of words: finding where they hide in the convoluted recesses of the brain, studying their layers of meaning and form, and teaching their secrets to the young.

From the first chapter: We were never born to read. Human beings invented reading only a few thousand years ago.

**Well. I certainly feel like I was born to read....

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 Proust and the Squid: The Story and Science of the Reading Brain by Maryanne Wolf:

Four millennia ago Minoans built monuments and made art and jewelry of incomparable beauty, and they created systems of writing that continue to frustrate our best efforts at decipherment.


fredamans said...

Sounds interesting.

Rikki said...

Interesting beginning. Not born to read, hm, we could say that we were not born to read about many things if we looked at it from this angle.

Helen's Book Blog said...

How interesting! The brain is an amazing thing and learning more about it, especially how it relates to reading, could be fascinating!

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I am now intrigued...thanks for sharing! And for visiting my blog.

Gilion at Rose City Reader said...

Sounds really good!

Yvonne said...

This sounds really interesting.

Have a great weekend!

srivalli said...

Sounds like a great read!