Friday, February 5, 2016

Friday Memes: Book Beginnings & Friday 56

Book Beginnings on Friday is a bookish meme sponsored by Rose City Reader. 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 two first lines from The Clue of the Judas Tree by Leslie Ford (1933): 

It was just noon when I came out of Mr. McCrae's office and bumped smack into Fate in one of its better disguises. He was tall and large and blond, and awfully good looking, with gray eyes and a gravely humorous mouth.



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 Clue of the Judas Tree by Leslie Ford (1933): 
I hope you get some sleep. Queen Elizabeth slept in your bed. They say it's well over a hundred years old


Kathy Martin said...

This does sound like a good mystery. I love the beginning. Mine is a mystery this week too. I am spotlighting Hostile Witness by Leigh Adams. Happy reading!

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Great teaser...and I love that cover, too. Enjoy...and thanks for visiting my blog.

Katherine P said...

I especially love the 56! This sounds like a fun read and this is an author I've never read. Thanks for sharing!

Kim Griffin said...

This sounds really interesting! I love the snippet about Fate in the form of the blond guy, that's funny. Thanks for visiting my blog! Happy reading!

fredamans said...

That kind of info would not help me sleep. The germaphobe in me is grossed out... lol... Happy weekend!

Elizabeth said...

Love the cover!!

It would be nice to run into someone who looks like that...too bad it is a disguise. :)

I hope you are enjoying your book.

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Lauren Stoolfire said...

I'm guessing it's the first Elizabeth? :)
Check out my Friday 56 (With Book Beginnings).

guiltlessreader said...

I've never heard of this author but i LOVE a good mystery!!

Bev Bouwer said...

Nice excerpts. Thanks for visiting my blog.