Friday, March 4, 2011

Book Beginnings: March 4, 2011


This meme is hosted by Katy at A Few More Pages
How to participate: Share the first line (or two) of the book you are currently reading. Include the title and the author so we know what you're reading. Then, if you feel so moved, let us know what your first impressions were based on that first line, and let us know if you liked or did not like the sentence. The link-up will be here at A Few More Pages every Friday.

I am just about to begin Fasting, Feasting by Anita Desai, which was recommended on a number of blogs

"On the veranda overlooking the garden, the drive and the gate, they sit together on the creaking sofa-swing, suspended from its iron frame, dangling their legs so that the slippers on their feet hang loose."

Who are these two people? Where are they living? I get the feeling that they are a bit nervous, so why is that? I am ready to begin....

11 comments:

Tea said...

I feel like kicking off my slippers and sitting on a swing after reading those lines. Thanx.

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

What an intriguing opener...I certainly get a visual image. Thanks for sharing.

Here's MY FRIDAY MEMES POST

Bev Hankins said...

Verandas always make me think of slower, easier times. Great image.

Here's my Beginning: http://myreadersblock.blogspot.com/2011/03/book-beginnings-on-friday.html

Helen's Book Blog said...

Tea--Great image!

Laurel-Rain--I'm on my way to check out your post

Bev--You are so right, a veranda always sets a scene of a certain kind and I am looking forward to it

mostraum said...

I can just imagine it, and I'm really wondering what's going to happen next.

Here's mine: http://mostraum.wordpress.com/2011/03/04/book-beginnings-on-friday-march-4th-2011/

Helen's Book Blog said...

Mostraum--The opening scene is so serene and well described without over-doing it

Kathy Martin said...

Interesting beginning! I was wondering the same things that you were. I hope you enjoy the book.

Helen's Book Blog said...

Kathy--Almost 24 hours later and I am only about 10 pages in. I hope today I'll have a chunk of reading time!

Aths said...

I'm heard some really good things about Anita Desai! I can't wait to hear what you think of this one!

Helen's Book Blog said...

Aths--I am not loving this book as much as I thought I would, but I am also reading it in tiny spurts. I hope today that I can give it some concentrated tme

Katy said...

Intriguing! Thanks for participating in Book Beginnings, Helen!