Friday, April 27, 2012

Friday Memes

Book Beginnings on Friday is a bookish meme now sponsored by Rose City Reader (who originally inspired the meme). 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 Gilion's place.

Here's mine from Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery:

Mrs. Rachel Lynde lived just where the Avonlea main road dipped down into the little hollow, fringed with alders and ladies' eardrops and traversed by a brook that had its source away back in the woods of the old Cuthbert place; it was reputed to be an intricate, headlong brook in its earlier course through the woods, with dark secrets of pool and cascade; but by the time it reached Lynde's Hollow it was a quiet, well-conducted little stream, for not even a brook could run past Mrs. Rachel Lynde's door without due regard for decency and decorum; it probably was conscious that Mrs. Rachel was sitting at her window, keeping a sharp eye on everything that passed, from brooks and children up, and that if she noticed anything odd or out of place she would never rest until she had ferret out the whys and wherefores thereof.

{Gasp. *for breath*  Has Montgomery had much acquaintance with that lovely bit of punctuation, the period?  That's quite a beginning.  Very effective for giving a clue into Mrs. Lynde's character, though.}

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 Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery:
"Wild horses won't drag the secret from me," promised Anne solemnly.  "How would wild horses drag a secret from a person anyhow?"


fredamans said...

I loved that book as a kid... and even more after visiting PEI! Great choice, Miss Anne Shirley... any girls kindred spirit. :-)

Eva @View from the Hillside said...

I's a long time since I read this one. Thanks for sharing.

JC Jones said...

Nice to see the book again. Here is my post:

Book Beginnings

Clarissa Draper said...

I've just started to read that book too.

Rose City Reader said...

Someone else was reading this one a couple of weeks ago. It makes me want to read it again.

Thanks for posting your link on Book Beginnings!

Mary (Bookfan) said...

Now *that's* a beginning sentence!