Friday, July 20, 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 Fifth Man by Manning Coles:

He came wavering down the lane in the gathering darkness; to the watchers in the shadow of the holly hedge he seemed to be not without his troubles, for his front light was flickering off and on and every time it failed him he wobbled violently.

Who is he?  Why is he wobbling?  Is he on a bike?


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 Fifth Man by Manning Coles:
The imp in Colemore acclaimed this idea, suggesting that it was magnificent and so outrageous that it would certainly succeed.
I haven't really gotten started on this one yet...but the book of short stories didn't really lend itself to the memes.  I am definitely wondering about things, though.

13 comments:

Kathy Martin said...

I can see why you are wondering. What an intriguing beginning and 56. I hope the book is as good as those two peeks into it. Happy reading!

Maria said...

Interesting beginning and 56. I've never heard of this book but I'll be looking into it now.

Here's my Friday Meme

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Very curious! Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

Jinky said...

I've got to look up the word "imp"! :D

Amber said...

I like the opening lines. Good questions...it seems that being the dark makes it hard to manuever whatever it is he's driving...maybe he's being followed.

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Chris Thompson said...

That is a curious opening line and it makes me want to read more.

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JC Jones said...

Those were my questions. Thanks for visiting.

Rose City Reader said...

I am glad you have a book of short stories this week because, for the firm time in a long time, you have not tempted me to add another book to my shelves. I know not to add short story books because I never read them -- I always choose a novel over stories.

Thanks for taking part in Book Beginnings on Friday!

aloi said...

Curious and curiouser ... I'd like to read more :)

Here's mine. Plus I have a giveaway of my featured book starting tomorrow: http://guiltlessreading.blogspot.ca/2012/07/friday-56-book-beginnings-lovely.html

fredamans said...

I wonder what the idea was....

srivalli said...

Outrageous ideas seem to succeed! Liked the beginning and 56!

Janet Ruth said...

Loved the beginning, interesting 56 too. Thanks for sharing.

Diana Leigh said...

Fantastic opening! I can just picture it.