Friday, February 22, 2013

Book Beginnings and Friday 56

Book Beginnings is a meme hosted by RoseCity Reader where one shares the opening of the book one is currently reading.

Here's mine from Frantz Fanon's classic The Wretched of the Earth.

National liberation, national renaissance, the restoration of nationhood to the people, commonwealth: whatever may be the headings used or the new formulas introduced, decolonization is always a violent phenomenon.

The Friday 56 is a weekly meme hosted by Freda's voice where on shares a snippet from page 56 of any book. Here's mine from Anthony Gilbert's The Musical Comedy Crime.

"Did he give many dinners here?"

"Not many," began Parsons, but Mrs. Jordan broke in sourly: "More than any bachelor needs to give. Women don't come to a bachelor's for food. And he knew more about cooking than any bachelor needs to know." 


  1. Powerful beginning and I beg to differ on the latter snippet. Women love a man who can cook!

    1. Guess Mrs. Jordan's husband could not so she was feeling a little put-out. :)