Friday, November 24, 2017

Friday Quote Memes

A little late to the party this week...but it's still Friday! Yay me--two weeks in a row. let's make this a habit, shall we?

BookBeginnings 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 Christmas Murder (aka An English Murder) by Cyruk Hare (1951): 

Warbeck Hall is reputed to be the oldest inhabited house in Markshire. The muniment room in the northeastern angle is probably its oldest part; it is certainly the coldest.


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 Christmas Murder: 
  "Heavens, man don't you know digestive tablets when you see them?"


Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Now I am definitely curious. Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.

Bev Bouwer said...

Yes, this looks like a good Christmas mystery. Thanks for sharing and for the visit.

fredamans said...

Muniment room? I have to look that up and see what it is... :-)
Happy Thanksgiving weekend!

Ashley Sapp said...

This sounds like a great mystery! Thanks for sharing and visiting my blog. Have a great weekend! :)

Yvonne @ Fiction Books Reviews said...

Hi Bev,

I do love the traditional, classic English murder / mystery. A room full of suspects, all with a motive. Deliberations and possible motives attributed to each and every one of them, by a slightly pompous policeman or detective. Followed by the big reveal. You may have worked out right from the very first page who the culprit is, but the naming and revealing is the fun part!

I have never come across this author before, even though this is the kind of book my father used to read avidly when I was growing up. Although as Cyril died in the year I was born and he didn't have a very large portfoloio of published work, that may not really be a surprise.

Thanks for sharing :)