Friday, November 2, 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 "Drawn Daggers" by C. L. Pirkis, a short story in The Penguin Book of Victorian Women in Crime by Michael Sims (ed):
Loveday Brooke, at this period of her career, was a little over thirty years of age, and could best be described in a series of negations. She was not tall, she was not short; she was not dark, she was not fair; she was neither handsome nor ugly.

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 Unknown Weapon" by Andrew Forrester, a short story in The Penguin Book of Victorian Women in Crime by Michael Sims (ed):
 Why did the father refuse to offer a reward?


Sandra Nachlinger said...

Great post! I like the description of Loveday as what she was NOT. A clever idea for introducing a character.
I'm also wondering what the father should have offered a reward for.

fredamans said...

What for it..... LOL.... k, why??? No seriously, why????

test said...

how the heck am i supposed to imagine the character if she's not anything? :P

as for the reward ... bah. for what for what? :)