Friday, July 25, 2014

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 are the first few lines from Quartet in Autumn by Barbara Pym:
 
That day the four of them went to the library, though at different times. The library assistant, if he had noticed them at all, would have seen them as people who belonged together.
 
{And a very good place to go....}


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 Quartet in Autumn by Barbara Pym:

Miss Embrey lived on the ground floor and her three tenants--Letty, Marya and Miss Alice Spurgeon--came out of their rooms like animals emerging from burrows and descended the stairs at half-past eight.

12 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Four folks in the library isn't a bad place to be.

I love libraries.

THANKS for sharing, and enjoy your reading weekend.

Elizabeth
Silver's Reviews
My Book Beginnings

Anne Bennett said...

Hey welcome back to the meme. SOmetimes I have to take a hiatus because I am reading books too slowly. Was that the case with you or just lost interest for a while?
THanks for dropping by.

Bev Hankins said...

Anne: Neither....just got busy and out of the habit. Been missing my memes, so I'm going to make more of an effort to do them.

fredamans said...

I'm sold on the library beginning too! :-)

Happy weekend!

Sandra Nachlinger said...

Love that description: like animals emerging from burrows. Sounds like a good book.
Here's the link to my Friday post: REMIX.

Yvonne said...

I like this teaser and they are in a library! Even better :)

Fiza Halliwell said...

The library is the place to be...well for me :D

My BB and 56 :)

Bea said...

Oh that burrows description is wonderful, quite evocative.

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Ooh, love that description! Sounds intriguing. Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

Michelle said...

Oh, I like this "like animals emerging from burrows." It sounds quite intriguing and a library is involved as well. Another book to add to my list :)

Katherine P said...

I like the sound of this! I've been wanting to try Barbara Pym for awhile but other books keep getting in the way. I'm glad to have discovered you! I love mysteries but am an eclectic reader as well so I'm looking forward to seeing what you're reading!

Bev Hankins said...

Katherin: Glad to have you! Thanks for visiting.