Friday, November 16, 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 "From Shakespeare to Wittgenstein: 'Darmok' and Cultural Literacy" by Paul A Cantor, the first essay in Star Trek & Philosophy: The Wrath of Kant by Jason T. Eberl & Kevin S. Decker (eds):
In October 2005, I saw a world-class production of Othello at the Shakespeare Theater in Washington, D. C., with Avery Brooks in the title role. The casting of the man who played Commander Sisko in Deep Space Nine seemed to be establishing a Star Trek tradition for Shakespeare in our nation's capital.

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 Wrath of Nietzshe" by Shai Biderman & William J. Devlin, the fourth essay in Star Trek & Philosophy: The Wrath of Kant by Jason T. Eberl & Kevin S. Decker (eds):
Enchained to this one single life-destroying, and hence self-destructing desire, Khan's superior intellect becomes clouded by his superior passion.

**I confess...I'm a Star Trek geek. 


Kathy Martin said...

I'm a Star Trek geek too. I have Star Trek Federation: The First 150 Years by David A. Goodman on my review stack and can't wait to get to it.

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Fascinating spin on Star Trek..thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.

TracyK said...

I like Star Trek a lot, have watched most of the series. What an interesting book. I will keep an eye out for it.

fredamans said...

Very cool!

aloi @ guiltlessreading said...

Trekkie alert :) I think that is pretty cool :)

Here's mine:

Lady In Read said...

thanks for visiting my blog.. i love star trek though would not call myself a star trek geek but the book still sounds interesting to me