Friday, June 14, 2013

Friday Focus: Book Beginnings and The Friday 56

Today I am participating for the first time in two Friday memes:  

Book Beginnings on Fridays hosted by Rose City Reader, where bloggers share the first sentence or more of a current read, as well as initial thoughts about the sentence(s), impressions of the book, or anything else that the opening inspires.  

The Friday 56 hosted by Freda's Voice, where you grab a book and turn to page 56 (or 56% of an ebook), find one or more interesting sentences (no spoilers), and post them.

My book this week:
 Daddy's Gone A Hunting
 Daddy's Gone A Hunting by Mary Higgins Clark

Book Beginnings, p. 1
"Sometimes Kate dreamed about that night, even though it wasn't a dream.  It had really happened."

This opener draws me in immediately.  I haven't even turned a page and already I want to know: Who is Kate?  What happened that night?  Why is it haunting her?  It's a great example of why Mary Higgins Clark is called the queen of suspense.

The Friday 56, p. 56
"At the end of the questioning, as they left, the marshals, even though they were keeping an open mind, had a gut feeling that Kate had found a willing partner to help her do what she had told several people she wanted to do."

Enjoy life with books...


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