Friday, June 21, 2013

Friday Memes: Devoured

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 paragraph from Devoured by D. E. Meredith (couldn't stop with just one line):
The door creaked open as the maid stepped into the room.  In a flattened jungle of leaf gold and petals of magenta, a myriad of exotic birds and flowers competed with one another. On the walls, butterflies were pinned, framed, and labelled, and all around her a dizzying quietness, except for a scratching sound made by a little finch that was kept in a cage by the window.

Quite a descriptive paragraph.  Makes you wonder where the maid is....

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 Devoured by D. E. Meredith:

An upsetting of the apple cart, Mr. Ashby, and the end of your world. It'll be the workhouse for you, unless you pay me the money.


fredamans said...

Sounds threatening... though totally non-violent. Curios little 56 for sure!
Happy weekend!

Tea said...

Well, I'd just give the guy the money. Work House??? No way!

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Definitely I would give him the money! Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

Lindsay said...

I enjoyed reading this opening, as I've got this book on my to be read pile. I hope you are enjoying it! Thanks for visiting and commenting on my post too.