Book Beginnings and Friday 56 – July 29

29 Jul

Book Beginnings

Book Beginnings

Book Beginnings on Friday is now hosted by Katy at A Few More Pages.
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.

The Friday 56

The Friday 56

  • Grab the book nearest you. Right now.
  • Turn to page 56.
  • Find the fifth sentence.
  • Post
    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.

Murder Your Darlings by J. J. Murphy

Murder Your Darlings by J. J. Murphy

Book Beginnings:  “Dorothy Parker stared at the pair of motionless legs protruding from beneath the Algonquin Round table. This, she thought is what you get for showing up early.”

Friday 56:  “She pulled him toward the exit.”

I think the beginning is a great beginning. It really hooks the reader into the story.  The fifth line on page 56 is not quite as exciting, but that happens sometimes.

This is my book club’s read for August. I couldn’t wait until August to start the book. I’m on Chapter 3 and really enjoying it so far.

1 Comment

Posted by on July 29, 2011 in Uncategorized


One response to “Book Beginnings and Friday 56 – July 29

  1. Jennifer @ BlogfulofBooks

    July 30, 2011 at 10:03 am

    That is a good beginning. Very intriguing, and it makes me wonder who Dorothy Parker is and what does she have to do with the motionless legs?!


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