Friday, September 5, 2014

Friday Memes

I've been very delinquent in my meme participation, but here I am trying to get back in the swing of things.


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 Death in a White Tie by Ngaio Marsh:
 
"Roderick," said Lady Alleyn, looking at her son over the top of her spectacles, "I am coming out."
"Out?" repeated Chief Detective-Inspector Alleyn vaguely. "Out where, mama? Out of what?"
 


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 Death in a White Tie by Ngaio Marsh:

"This bloody murder, this is, and I want to see this Mr. Clever, what's diddled me and done in as nice a little gent as ever I see, swing for it."

8 comments:

Katherine P said...

I haven't read Ngaio Marsh in AGES! If I remember correctly this is a really good one! Thanks for sharing. I'll have to go find out if I have this one!

fredamans said...

I wanna know coming out of what too?! LOL

Happy weekend!

Anne Bennett said...

I've not heard of Ngaio Marsh. What an interesting first name. Thanks for visiting my blog.

Laura Thomas said...

New author to me. I'm curious what mama is coming out of?
Here is my 56 - http://fuonlyknew.com/2014/09/05/the-friday-56-35-cursed-a-guardian-chronicles-novel-by-trakena-prevost/

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I am very curious...I have never read this author, but I'm intrigued.

Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

Yvonne said...

Interesting 56!

Elizabeth said...

Sounds funny.

I don't know this author at all.

Thanks for sharing.

Elizabeth
Silver's Reviews
My Book Beginnings

Sandra Nachlinger said...

I'd keep reading to discover "out of where?" Love the dialect in your 56.
Sandy @ Texas Twang