The Friday 56, #3 & Book Beginnings

Today, I’m going to participate in two similar book memes: The Friday 56 & Book Beginnings Friday.

The Friday 56 is hosted by Freda’s Voice. 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)
*Post it.
*Add your (url) in Linky on Freda’s Voice. Add the post url, not your blog url.
*It’s that simple.

On BeautyOn Beauty by Zadie Smith

” Jerome, in all his gloomy Jeromeity, had joined them. The ill-pitched greetings that compassionate age sings to mysterious youth rang out; hair was almost tousled and then wisely not, the eternal unanswerable question was met with a new and horrible answer (‘I’m dropping out.’ ‘He means he’s taking a little time out.’) For a moment it seemed that the world had drained itself of all possible subjects that might be discussed on a hot day in a pretty town.”

Book Beginnings on Fridays meme is hosted by Rose City Reader. The rules are simple! Share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires. Please remember to include the title of the book and the author’s name.  Be sure to visit her blog and add your Book Beginning to the linky on her page.

GraveminderGraveminder by Melissa Marr

“Maylene put one hand atop the stone for support; pulling herself up from the soil got harder and harder every year. Her knees had been  problem enough, but of late the arthritis had started settling in her hips. She brushed the soil from her hands and from her skirt and pulled a small bottle from her pocket. Carefully avoiding the green shoots of the tulip bulbs she’d planted, Maylene tilted the bottle over the earth. “Here you go dear,” she whispered. “It’s not the shine we used to sip, but it’s what I have to share.”

So what do you think of this weeks books? Would you be interested in reading either? Or both? Let me know in the comments, and if you are participating in either meme leave a link in my comments and I’ll come by and visit your blog.

Have a great weekend.

15 thoughts on “The Friday 56, #3 & Book Beginnings

  1. I’d happily pick up both from the excerpts although interestingly I probably wouldn’t have gone for Graveminder without your lovely introduction. I like the narrators voice in this one and I really do want to know more!

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