Friday, March 9, 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 Hare Sitting Up by Michael Innes:

Juniper had been to Oxford to attend a conference of headmasters of preparatory schools. It was the middle of the long vacation, and he hadn't expected to see many undergraduates. But now, just as his train was about to move out of the station, half-a-dozen of them tumbled into his compartment.

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 Hare Sitting Up by Michael Innes:

Unconscious hostility is a queer notion to take up--having landed ourselves with the fantastic situation we have.

Don't you just want to know what the fantastic situation is?


fredamans said...

Very cool 56! Has me thinking so many different things. And yes, I do just wanna know!

Eva @View from the Hillside said...

Those two snippets really made me curious.

SquirrelQueen said...

Oh yes! You have really made me curious especially after the 56 excerpt.

srivalli said...

I am curious! Wonder what's the fantastic situation is?

William said...

You've got me intrigued too! May have to put this on the TBR list! My 56: