Friday, March 15, 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 few lines from The Diplomat and the Gold Piano by Margaret Scherf:
The inhabitants of Manhattan are vaguely aware of that cluster of concrete and glass assailing the evening stars along the East River. The United Nations is the cause of various inconveniences, such as visits from persons like Castro and Khrushchev who tie up traffic. It also impinges on the Danish pastry industry and the clean towel services. Until this morning, however, it had had no impact on the decorators.

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 Diplomat and the Gold Piano by Margaret Scherf:
"She and Pointer were always warring," he added. "It was a constant source of annoyance to Camilla."


Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Wow, this one sounds intriguing...thanks for sharing; and thanks for visiting my blog.

fredamans said...

I wonder why they argued so much???