Friday, July 27, 2012

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's mine from Murder at the Portland Variety by M. J. Zellnik:

From the moment she entered the lobby of Crowther's Portland Variety, Libby Seale could tell something was amiss.

So....what's going on?


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's mine from Murder at the Portland Variety by M. J. Zellnik:
 
She hit upon an idea that would make her visit seem more respectable. "I have some information for him regarding a story he is working on."

11 comments:

fredamans said...

Great 56. I wonder if the story is a murder mystery... based on the title.

srivalli said...

Wonder what is amiss? Great snippets! Here is mine http://srivallip.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/friday-memes.html

Chris Thompson said...

Something being amiss coupled with the title of the novel tells me there's a dead body not too far away.

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Tea norman said...

I'll bet he would like to have that information badly.

Kathy Martin said...

Sounds like a good story. I have been reading some thrillers lately but not a pure mystery. I'll have to look on TBR mountain to see what I have. Happy reading!

Amber said...

I wonder what she sees in the lobby that tells her that something is amiss...or if its one of those extra sensory/aura type things.

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JC Jones said...

That is a new mystery to me. Thanks for visiting.

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Now I am definitely intrigued! Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

William Stanger said...

These are great excerpts. they've made me curious anyway! My Friday post:
http://wcs53.wordpress.com/2012/07/27/book-beginnings-and-friday-56-the-secret-hour-july-27/

Janet Ruth said...

This sounds great, I love a good mystery and haven't read one for way too long. Thanks for sharing.

guiltlessreading said...

A mystery! A mystery! give me more! :)