Friday, July 13, 2012

Friday Memes



Book Beginnings on Friday is a weekly meme hosted by Rose City Reader where one shares the beginning of the book one is currently reading.

Here's mine from John Rhode's 1942 book Night Exercise as Britain's Home Guard carries out a mock exercise which ends in murder.



THE HEADQUARTERS of the Wealdhurst Company of the Home Guard was established in a small unoccupied house in the centre of the main street of the little town.


 the Friday 56 is a weekly meme hosted by Freda's Voice where one shares a couple of lines from page 56 of any book.

So from page 56 of Night Exercise:

Mrs. Sheffield went out, and a minute later they heard her firm step ascending the stairs. There was a pause, and then came a determined rapping of knuckles upon a wooden panel. This was repeated three times at intervals, then again Mrs. Sheffield's footsteps were heard.





Friday Finds is a weekly meme hosted by MizB@ Should Be Reading. Here one shares the books discovered in the week that one is keen to read.

Here's my list:






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Have you read these books? Do share your views.

4 comments:

  1. Oh, I love a good vintage mystery. I'm going to have to go investigate more.

    Rayme Waters – the author of my Book Beginnings book – guest posted on Rose City Reader today, explaining how the heroines of 19th Century literature inspired her debut novel, The Angels' Share.

    It will give you a much different idea about the book than the opening sentence.

    Thanks for participating in Book Beginnings!

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    1. it is a pretty good book. I'll have a look at the guest post.

      Thanks for hosting this interesting meme.

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  2. I'm left wondering why the counted rapping..... is it OCD or a code??

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    1. No just a woman getting frantic because somebody staying at her hotel has not rung the bell since morning. :)

      Thanks for visiting.

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