Friday, July 6, 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 The Nine Wrong Answers by John Dickson Carr:

When he heard those odd words through the open transom, Dawson sat up straight in his chair.


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 The Nine Wrong Answers by John Dickson Carr:
"I won't sleep," persisted Marjorie.  "I won't even doze. I'm afraid to wake up and find you're not here."

7 comments:

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Now I'm wondering about what he heard...thanks for visiting my blog!

fiction-books said...

Hi Bev,

Yes ... But what odd words did he hear????? I need to know.

I don't know how many times I have said that I won't sleep, for one reason or another, only to find that I have slept soundly and that everythng is just as it should be when I woke up.

This book has an intriguing storyline to back up those great 'teasers' and is one that I may definitely consider readin a bit further down the line.

Thanks for sharing,

Yvonne

JC Jones said...

Love that start. Thanks for visiting.

Rose City Reader said...

Great opening sentence because it really sets the scene.

Thanks for participating in Book Beginnings on Fridays. I'd like to drum up some more participants, and one idea I had was this: if you are on Twitter, please tweet a link to your post using the has tag #BookBeginnings. Maybe in connection with #FridayReads, if you participate in that twitter event. Thanks!

Yvonne said...

This sure has my attention. Great choice!

fredamans said...

That is a 56 that hits the heartstrings!

Janet Ruth said...

Love the Friday 56 snippet, sounds like a great book.