Book Beginning is a meme hosted on Rose City Reader. To partecipate, you have to share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires.
Friday 56 is a meme hosted on Freda's Voice. To participate, you have to post one or a few sentences from either page 56 or 56% of a book of your choosing.
Today, I am using "Good Omens" by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman for these two memes.
All the days had been nice. There had been rather more than seven of them so far, and rain hadn't been invented yet.
The first sentences are okay, but the rest of the first chapters is brilliant, and it took a lot of restraint to keep myself from quoting the whole thing.
56% on my kindle:
He had heard about talking to plants in the early seventies on Radio Four, and thought it an excellent idea. Although talking is perhaps the wrong word for what Crowley did.
What he did was put the fear of God into them. More precisely, the fear of Crowley.What do you think of these quotes? What are your Book Beginnings and Friday 56 this week?