Friday, October 19, 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 Some Danger Involved by Will Thomas:

From the Prologue:

If someone had told me, those many year ago, that I would spend the bulk of my life as assistant and eventual partner to one of the most eminent detectives in London, I would have thought him a raving lunatic.

From Chapter One:

"Assistant to prominent enquiry agent. Typing and shorthand required. Some danger involved in performance of duties. Salary commensurate with ability. 7 Craig's Court."  So ran the advertisement in the "Situations Vacant" column of The Times for the fourth day straight.

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 Some Danger Involved by Will Thomas:

"Mr. Da Silva," Barker rumbled in that foggy voice of his, "could you tell us about the incident in Hyde Park last week?"


Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Sounds like the ad was an understatement...

Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

JC Jones said...

Looks like a fun job. Here is my post:

fredamans said...

What incident?? I smell a mystery here... lol