Friday, July 13, 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 DeKok and Murder on the Menu by A C Baantjer:

Inspector DeKok, assigned to the ancient police station in the Warmoesstraat, Amersterdam, leaned comfortably back in his chair and look, with a genial smile on his lips, at the young man who had placed himself in the chair next to his desk.

Well...we're starting right off in the police station.  Wonder if the inspector will keep smiling?

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 DeKok and Murder on the Menu by A C Baantjer:
Among that filthy bunch, Donkersloot was different...always friendly...interested...always a nice word for everybody.


Book of Secrets said...

Good beginning! I'm wondering what the young man is up to.

My Book Beginnings Post

Sidne said...

why its always one nice person hanging around a filthy bunch. HMMM.

fredamans said...

I'm with Sidne.... leaves me very curious.

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Sounds like he is covering up his true self...but maybe not. I'm curious!


Chris Thompson said...

Murder on the Menu...? Does the murder take place at a restaurant, I wonder?

Here's my Book Beginning.

JC Jones said...

The inspector sounds like a great character. This is my first time to see him. Thanks for visiting.

Eva @View from the Hillside said...

Great title and good beginning. I have a feeling that smile will vanish soon.

Jan said...

Perhaps a little bit of phoney charm? Great snippet.
Thanks for visiting my Friday 56 earlier today.

Gilion at Rose City Reader said...

Visits here always result in more book on my TBR shelf. I'm pinning this beginning to Pinterest so I remember to find the book -- or books, if it is a series.

Rayme Waters – the author of my Book Beginnings book – guest posted on Rose City Reader today, explaining how the heroines of 19th Century literature inspired her debut novel, The Angels' Share.

It will give you a much different idea about the book than the opening sentence.

Thanks for participating in Book Beginnings!

guiltlessreading said...

Donkersloot? What an unusual name! I would keep reading just because the name is interesting ... and the some!