Friday, December 17, 2010

Book Beginnings on Friday: December 17, 2010


How to participate: Share the first line (or two) of the book you are currently reading on your blog or in the comments. Include the title and the author so we know what you're reading. Then, if you feel so moved, let us know what your first impressions were based on that first line, and let us know if you liked or did not like the sentence. The link-up will be here at A Few More Pages every Friday.

Thanks to Becky at Page Turners for starting this meme and to Rose City Reader for inspiring it!

My current read is The Clouds Roll Away by Sibella Giorello (ISBN 9781595545343). My review will be up tomorrow as part of a blog tour. Here are the first few lines--I couldn't resist including more because they are so wonderfully descriptive:

Winter rode into Richmond on the chattering breath of the Atlantic. Each year the season blew itself into existence. The ancient elms crystallized and frost crocheted the birches into lace doilies. On this particular December morning, with a bright sun overhead, I drove out New Market Road past fields that glistened like crushed diamonds.

I can just imagine the scenery. I really liked these first lines because they were so picturesque. It's almost poetic. I was rather surprised--I didn't expect these first lines from a mystery/suspense novel.

So, what is the first line of your current read, and how did you like it? Please leave the link to your specific post, not just to the front page of your blog.


  1. Dutchie @ Bookish Ardour
  2. Kathy @ Inside of a Dog
  3. Laurel-Rain @ Snow Connections & Impressions
  4. Carin (Carolina Bookbinder)
  5. Helen's Book Blog
  6. The Book Project
  1. Redd @ Unbroken Wyld
  2. Bev @ My Reader's Block
  3. Anne @ headfullofBooks
  4. everything distils into reading
  5. My Beloved Bookshelves
  6. This linky list is now closed.

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