Friday, November 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 is the first few lines from The Small Hours of the Morning by Margaret Yorke:

Cecil Titmuss was a careful man. Whenever he left his car, however briefly, he secured the steering column with a locking device; at night, he emptied the coins from his pockets and sorted them into columns marshalled in an orderly row on his dressing-chest, putting one tenpence piece into a money-box shaped like a hen on a nest and labelled Sedgebay in Gothic script.
{Sounds like a case of OCD to me...particularly if you keep reading about Cecil.}

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 is the mine from The Small Hours of the Morning by Margaret Yorke:
Lorna took out a pair of binoculars. She trained them on the little scene in the neighbouring house.


Harvee said...

I would read more about Cecil, for sure. Nice pick.

Kathy Martin said...

Interesting snippets. I hope you are enjoying the books. Happy reading!

fredamans said...

Both Lorna and Cecil seem like interesting characters!

Happy weekend!

BooksPlease said...

It's been years since I read any of Margaret Yorke's books. I really like them and this is one I've not read - I hope the library has a copy.

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Elizabeth said...

I have never read this author...thanks for sharing.

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Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Oh, no, I suspect something bad will happen to this careful man. Thanks for piquing my curiosity...and for visiting my blog.

Gilion at Rose City Reader said...

I want to go find out more about this book. And what he is saving up for.