Friday, June 15, 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 Timeless by Gail Carriger:

"I said no such thing," grumbled Lord Maccon, allowing himself, begrudgingly, to be trussed in a new evening jacket. He twisted his head around, annoyed by the height of the collar and the tightness of the cravat.  Floote patiently waited for him to stop twitching before continuing with the jacket. Werewolf, or not, Lord Maccon would look his best or Floote's given name wasn't Algernon--which it was.

{I just had to give the entire first paragraph for full flavor.}

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 Timeless by Gail Carriger:

The countess grinned suddenly. "Difficult is she, the soul-stealer?"


Kathy Martin said...

I love Timeless. Gail Carriger has a marvelous way with words and world-building. I can't wait to read her first YA book this fall. Happy reading!

Chris Thompson said...

I feel the same way when I have to dress up fancy, too. Thanks for visiting!

fredamans said...

I still have to start this series!

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

This one does sound tempting! Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

srivalli said...

Floote reminds me of Jeeves! Right Ho!

Amber said...

Werewolves have to look good too I suppose.

...I can't decide if 'soul-stealer' is supposed to be a witty insult or a factual description. Maybe both.

Sounds like a fun read.
Thanks for visiting my blog.

Sidne said...

I concur with Amber on the 56.

JC Jones said...

I loved Timeless. In fact I loved the entire series. Thanks for visiting.

guiltlessreader said...

VERY intriguing. thought it would just be historical fiction ... until it said that Lord Maccon is a werewolf!

TracyK said...

Very interesting. My husband read the first book in the series, Soulless, and he did not like it. And I see that you did. Maybe I should give it a try. If I could ever fit it in to my long list of TBR books.