Thursday, August 19, 2010

Book Memes for August 20th

Wow, it's been three weeks since I've done these, thanks to vacation and recovering from vacation.  Let's get back in the swing of things, okay?

This week's book is one I actually finished last night.  Brush with Death is a great read.  It's the third in the series about an art forger turned faux finisher.

For Page Turners' Book Beginnings on Friday, we'll start with the first sentence.  Okay, okay, I'm doing the first paragraph.

The sweet faced boy, one arm curled around his cocker spaniel pupy, paid no attention to the swaying and bobbing of the sagging helium balloons hear the doorway.  Fluffy brown teddy bears, shiny toy trucks, and wooden alphabet blocks lay at his feet, but Louis spencer didn't notice them.  He never would.

That opening paragraph definitely made me want to keep reading.  (And don't worry, our heroine is looking at a statue in a cemetary.)

And now, for the Friday 56, we've got sentence 5 from page 56.

Except for a brief mention of my grandfather's 1966 scam, there was nothing about known forgeries of La Fornarina.

Okay, so that sentence was all that great this time.  But you can't win them all, right?

3 comments:

Becky (Page Turners) said...

It's funny, they both seem so different its hard to beleive that they are from the same book! Hope you enjoyed your holiday!

cj'alhafiz said...

here's my friday 56: from Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen.
http://coffeecrackers.blogspot.com/2010/08/friday-56-water-for-elephants.html

Christina T said...

I really like that first sentence. Thanks for putting it into context! Sounds like an interesting mystery series.