Book Beginnings on Friday is a weekly meme hosted by Gilion at Rose City Reader. Every Friday we share the first sentence (or so) of the book we’re currently reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires.
My Book Beginning:
When I first set eyes on Evelyn Barton-Forbes she was walking the streets of Rome – (I am informed, by the self-appointed Critic who reads over my shoulder as I write, that I have already committed an error. If those seemingly simple English words do indeed imply that which I am told they imply to the vulgar, I must in justice to Evelyn find other phrasing.)
My Thoughts: Apparently Amelia is writing a memoir and someone – not sure who at this point – is criticizing her chosen words of use….lol…..I decided to do a re-read of a favorite series and have just picked up the first book.
What do you think? Don't forget to leave your book beginning below and to link-up at Rose City Reader.
Friday 56 is a weekly meme hosted by Freda at Freda’s Voice on every Friday.
To Play along here are the Rules:
*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader (If you have to improvise, that's ok.)
*Find any sentence, (or few, just don't spoil it)
*Add your post below.
*Don’t forget to add your post URL (not your blog url) at Freda’s Voice.
*It's that simple.
*It's that simple.
My 56 (Also from Crocodile on the Sandbank by Elizabeth Peters):
Using language no lady could possibly remember, much less reproduce, Emerson scrabbled around in the debris that littered the floor until he found the candle. He relighted it from his own. Then he looked directly at me and spoke in the quiet voice he employed in moments of emergency.
My Thoughts: Well, we women have come a long way in that we now can and do remember and use swear words as well as men! However, it would not make us ladies in the time period this book is set. Clearly Amelia has met Emerson at this point, and he does play a large and important role in all of the books in the series forward.
So what do you think? Would this be a book you would be interested in enough to keep reading? Don’t forget to link up at Freda’s Voice.
About Crocodile on the Sandbank (Amelia Peabody, Book 1) by Elizabeth Peters
Set in 1884, this is the first installment in what has become a beloved bestselling series.
At thirty-two, strong-willed Amelia Peabody, a self-proclaimed spinster, decides to use her ample inheritance to indulge her passion, Egyptology. On her way to Egypt, Amelia encounters a young woman named Evelyn Barton-Forbes. The two become fast friends and travel on together, encountering mysteries, missing mummies, and Radcliffe Emerson, a dashing and opinionated archaeologist who doesn't need a woman's help -- or so he thinks.
Don't forget to post your meme's and link up at both host locations.
Have a great Friday!