Friday, February 1, 2013

Book Beginnings and Friday 56



Book Beginnings is a meme hosted by Rose City Reader in which you share the first sentence of the book that you are currently reading.

Here's mine from Anthony Gilbert's The Body on the Beam:

During the spring of last year the police were greatly perplexed by a violent death occurring at No. 39 Menzies Street.







In Friday 56 hosted by Freda'sVoice, we share a couple of sentences from Page 56 of any book.

Here's mine from Hisham Matar's Anatomy of a Disappearance:

Our apartment struggled to resume its original character. Naima moved soundlessly, cleaning the indifferent surfaces, preparing our joyless meals.


10 comments:

  1. Oooh! Look--another Anthony Gilbert, with perplexed police! :-)

    Here's my Friday Post.

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    1. I have fallen in love with Gilbert. :) But this is not an Arthur Crook novel, so let's see.

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  2. Both of these sound like great books.
    My Book Beginnings/Friday 56 post features LOVE AND SLEEPLESS NIGHTS.

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    1. Have just finished Anatomy of a Disappearance. Poignant. Let's see how Gilbert's turns out.

      Thanks.

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  3. Both books have great covers - that would be enough to get me to have a closer look!

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    1. I have just reviewed Matar. Found it pretty poignant. Gilbert is interesting so far. The covers are really good.

      Thanks for visiting.

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  4. I have never read anything by Gilbert...that first lines sounds quite good...thanks for sharing.

    Elizabeth
    Silver's Reviews
    My Book Beginnings

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    1. Oh do read Gilbert. I just can't seem to get enough of her.

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  5. Such a sad 56. I do hope it gets better for her and not so complacent.

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    1. It does get better but yet not quite.

      Thanks for the follow.

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