Thursday, February 17, 2011

Book Beginnings on Friday: February 18, 2011

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!

This week I'm reading The Wolves of Andover by Kathleen Kent. I read her first book, The Heretic's Daughter, last month and really liked it. Here's the first line from the preface:

The woman worked her way out of the crowd, grabbing Cromwell by the cloak, and pulled at it until he turned to face her.

Cromwell? That name perked my ears. I know a little bit about him, so this book beginning did its job of grabbing my attention.

The preface takes place 24 years before the rest of the book, and seems to set the scene for some of the secrets that will be revealed later on. I'm about 100 pages in and while I'm enjoying this book, at this point I don't think it's as good as The Heretic's Daughter.

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.


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