I haven’t done one of these in a while and thought I’d give it another shot. I think it’s a great way to tease people into reading a book.
Book Beginnings on Friday is now hosted by Katy at A Few More Pages.
Anyone can participate; just share the opening sentence of your current read, making sure that you include the title and author so others know what you’re reading.
If you like, share with everyone why you do, or do not, like the sentence.
Hourglass by Myra McEntire
“My small Southern hometown is beautiful in the haunting way an aging debutante is beautiful. The bones are exquisite, but the skin could use a lift. You could say my brother, the architect, is Ivy Springs’ plastic surgeon.”
This is a great opening sentence. It captures the reader’s interest, but doesn’t give anything away about the book.
- Grab the book nearest you. Right now.
- Turn to page 56.
- Find the fifth sentence.
that sentence (plus one or two others if you like) along with these
instructions on your blog or (if you do not have your own blog) in the
comments section of Freda’s Voice
- Post a link along with your post back to Freda’s Voice
Don’t dig for your favorite book, the coolest, the most intellectual. Use the CLOSEST.
Black Beans and Vice by J.B. Stanley
“The brothers exchanged hungry grins and in perfect unison shouted, “Pie!”