Friday, September 17, 2010

Book Memes for September 17th

And yet another month has gone by since I did the book memes on Friday.  Let's change that.

This week's book is Dead to Writes by Cathy Wiley.  She is a friend of mine, and I'm glad to say I am enjoying the book.

Up first is Book Beginnings on Friday.  And the first two sentences are:

One day, she was going to kill her best friend for always being late.  In the mean time, she would just kill someone else.

Definitely grabbed me.

And now it's time for the Friday 56.  Actually, I'm going to do an entire paragraph.  The fifth sentence on page 56 comes at the end of this paragraph, and it really needs some context.  The police have gone to interviewChristinie Schmidt, a book reviewer for the local paper, about the murder.

Christine Schmidt seemed happy to see them.  [Detective] Whittaker was nearly overwhelmed by the rampant curiosity burning in her green eyes.  "Hello, fellows, you just increased my level of respect here.  Two handsome homicide cops visiting me at work.  People might actually start treating me like a real journalist now instead of a book worm.  What can I do for you in return?"

As I said, I am enjoying the book.  As you can tell from these samples, it's lots of fun.


Tonya said...

ahhhh, you gave us context! That defeats the purpose of the F56! lol

Mark said...

Well, the sentence doesn't mean anything without context.

And I didn't give you context for the first sentence.

Becky (Page Turners) said...

That first line expresses exactly how I feel about my best friend. I love her to death, but she is always late to everything and it drives me crazy