Friday, April 19, 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 Devil's Stronghold by Leslie Ford:
The yellow match book was lying on the seat of the taxicab. I saw it as the doorman at Garfinckel's bowed me in with a punctilio worthy of the wife of the Combined Chiefs of Staff.

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 a few lines from The Devil's Stronghold by Leslie Ford: 

It seemed to me that there was trouble ahead. I could smell it the way a sleeping dog can smell a pound of hamburger when the butcher boy opens the kitchen door.


Laurel-Rain Snow said...

These snippets have definitely piqued my curiosity. Enjoy!

And thanks for visiting my blog.

fredamans said...

LOL wonderful analogy in the 56!

Brooke from The Bluestocking Guide said...

Interesting lines.

Book Beginning

Brona said...

punctilio - great word!

Juli Rahel said...

I love all the comparisons, words and analogies Ford uses! I hope you enjoy it! Thanks for stopping by, I hope your weekend is awesome! :D
Juli @ Universe in Words