Friday, July 12, 2013

Friday Memes: Twenty First Century Blues

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 Twenty First Century Blues by Richard Cecil (a book of poems):

Thank god the twentieth is over.

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 Twenty First Century Blues by Richard Cecil (a book of poems):

But I sat cross-legged and tight lipped,
pretending to be lost in thought,
meditating with the music


Gilion at Rose City Reader said...

A poetry beginning! I think that may be a first. Thanks for sharing it on Book Beginnings.

Rose City Reader

Julie said...

What do you think of the book? My daughter is a spoken-word artist, and as part of her birthday book box, I'm looking for good poetry books for inspiration.

Bev Hankins said...


I'm not that far into it yet...but I've read another collection by Cecil and enjoyed it very much.

fredamans said...

Oh how I love poetry! :-D

Anne@HeadFullofBooks said...

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