Friday, August 31, 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 prologue of The Fleet Street Murders by Charles Finch:
It was late in the evening, and a thin winter rain beat down over London's low buildings and high steeples, collecting in sallow pools beneath the streetlights and insinuating its way inside the clothes of the miserable few whom fate had kept outside.  Inside Charles Lenox's house, however, tucked on a short lane just off Grosvenor Square, all was warm and merry.

Quite a contrast.  Looks like the mystery is going to cover both the lower and upper classes.

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 Fleet Street Murders by Charles Finch:
"He said to tell you, 'It's McConnell, the poor sod,' sir.  He said you'd know what that means."


fredamans said...

I wonder why he refers to himself that way...

Eva said...

Good beginning, and I love mysteries set in London.

Eugenia O'Neal said...

Hmm, I wonder if that means McConnell is dead!

srivalli said...

I love the contrast too! This book is in my TBR! Looking forward to your review!