Friday, May 18, 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 Such Friends Are Dangerous by Walter Tyrer:

Mrs. Luton lay awake with her arms straight down by her sides and drew in her stomach as far as  she possibly could, just as the magazine had instructed her. Twenty-four times in all, although the effort  left her  breathless and internal muscles, long accustomed to idleness, ached.

{Hmmm.  Is she bed-ridden?}

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 Such Friends Are Dangerous by Walter Tyrer:
She got her feet tangled in the weeds--if her husband had had any sense or consideration he would have had that pond cleaned  out years ago--and she was drawn under and drowned.


Yvonne said...

Ooohhhh....this is really intriguing.

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

OMG! I didn't see that coming....

Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.

Amy said...

I love how she has time to be irritated with her husband as she's dying.

Pooch said...

Oh yes, trying to flex those abs. Exercise done for the day!

The page 56 quote is amazing, shocking, and humorous!!


Harvee said...

Sounds like a sad book!

fredamans said...

Sounds like a typical procrastinating husband... lol

Kathy Martin said...

Both quotes sound interesting but are not at all the sort of book I usually read. I hope you are enjoying the story. Happy reading!

Gilion at Rose City Reader said...

Wow! I didn't guess the teaser from the first sentence!

Thanks for participating in Book Beginnings! Sorry I am slow this week to come by and visit your post.