Friday, February 1, 2013

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 the first line from "Merlin's Gun" a short story in Zima Blue & Other Stories by Alastair Reynolds:
Punishment saved Sora.
    If her marksmanship had not been the worst in her class, she would never have been assigned the task of overseeing proctors down in the ship's docks.

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 "Enola" a short story in Zima Blue & Other Stories by Alastair Reynolds:

There's more crazy stuff out in the Empty than any one of us imagines.


Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Oh, I'm sorry that you're having spam lately...I had to change my settings, too, but so far, without word verification.

Nice excerpts! Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

Bev Hankins said...

Laurel-Rain: Somebody thinks I need A LOT of lorazepam and/or viagra.

And then there's the people who seem to have writer's ADD--'cause they start a thought and ooh look shiny and by the way Squirrel! and you write about some insurance? What the heck?!

Sandra Nachlinger said...

I enjoy short stories and will definitely look for ZIMA BLUE & OTHER STORIES. Thanks!
My Book Beginnings/Friday 56 post features LOVE AND SLEEPLESS NIGHTS.

neer said...

Seem like interesting stories. Never heard of the collection. Will wait for your review.

Yvonne said...

Intriguing 56! Have a great weekend!

fredamans said...

If the call the place, Empty, it must be true.

Lady In Read said...

agree with the comments you have about the spam comments..:) they do make me smile (so guess they serve some purpose)...nice teasers

Elizabeth said...

Great first line...thanks.

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