Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Whatcha Reading?

What are you reading this week?

* Grab that book.

* Turn to the first page.

* Find the first sentence.

* Post that sentence under my comments, with the title of the book, and name of author. (Post more sentences, if you wish).

Happy Reading!


BlueRidge Boomer said...

As soon as she finished dressing, Laura went to the front door and was just in time to see the LAPD squad car pull to the curb in front of the house.

The door to December by Dean Koontz

I love thrillers!!!....LindaMay

Barbara said...

LindaMay- Interesting! Thank you.

scb said...

"On Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays it was Court Hand and Summulae Logicales, while the rest of the week it ws the Organon, Repetition and Astrology. The governess was always getting muddled with her astrolabe, and when she got specially muddled, she would take it out of the Wart by rapping his knuckles."

The Once and Future King (the complete edition) by T.H. White.

I've been listening to the score from the stage version of Camelot! with Julie Andrews, Richard Burton, and Robert Goulet, and thought I'd re-read the book it was based on.

Barbara said...

scb- Interesting book. Thank you.

Joanne said...

"Less than an hour before the car slammed into her at a speed of almost fifty miles an hour, throwing her ten feet into the air, breaking nearly every bone in her body and cracking her head against the hard concrete, Casey Marshall was sitting in the elegant, narrow dining room of Southwark, one of South Philadelphia's more popular white-tablecloth restaurants, finishing lunch with her two closest friends and stealing glances at the beautiful, secluded courtyard behind their heads."

Still Life by Joy Fielding

Barbara said...

"It lay low down in the hollow, rich with fine old timber and luxuriant pastures; and you came upon it through an avenue of limes, bordered on either side by meadows, over the high hedges of which the cattle looked inquisitively at you as you passed, wondering, perhaps, what you wanted; for there was no thoroughfare, and unless you were going to the Court you had no business there at all.

"Lady Audley's Secret" by Mary Elizabeth Braddon

Barbara said...

Joanne- What an opening! Thank you.

Dani said...

Great idea Barbara!!

"I thought you would be dead by now. Certainly I never expected to hear from you again. And maybe I haven't: the handwriting looks familiar, but forgery would probably be among the mildest of your new friends' skills."

- The Geographer's Library: Jon Fasman (New York Times Bestseller)

Great read, I'm almost done!!

Barbara said...

Dani- Thanks for joining in!

Carmen Gamble said...

I read mostly non-fiction, so here are the first three lines:

I first met him at the Pentagon in February 2007. At the time, William G. "Jerry" Boykin was a three-star lieutenant general in the United States Army, serving as deputy undersecretary of defense for intelligence. As such, he was responsible for overseeing the gathering and analysis of all military intelligence related to the global War on terror.

Inside the Revolution by Joel C. Rosenberg

Sandy aka Doris the Great said...

"It was night, and dogs came through the trees, unleashed and howling. They burst from the cover of the woods, and their shadows swam across a moonlit field. For a moment, it was as if her scent had torn like a cobweb and blown on the wind, shreds of it here and there, useless."

The Outlander by Gil Adamson

Barbara said...

Carmen- There's nothing like good reads, whether fiction or non-fiction.

Barbara said...

Sandy- Exciting stuff!

JOY said...

Mae Mobley was born on a early Sunday morning in August, 1960. A church baby we like to call it. Taking care a white babies, that's what I do, along with all the cooking and the cleaning. I done raised seventeen kids in my lifetime.

The Help by Kathryn Stockett

Barbara said...

Joy- Enjoy!

52 Faces said...

oh I love memes like this!

Unfortunately, I just finished a wondrous book and am on a slightly, er, trashier one. lol

"Andy Bellefleur was as drunk as a skunk. This wasn't normal for Andy - believe me, I know all the drunks in Bon Temps."

Living Dead in Dallas (Southern Vampire Series Book 2) by Charlaine Harris