Friday, October 10, 2014

Book Beginning and the Friday 56 10/10/2014

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.
The beginning:
It was a nice day. 
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?


  1. Laughed at "the fear or Crowley" I wonder if threatening the plants to grow works. LOL

    Here is my 56 -

  2. Anything those two write will be great. I have to pick this one up.

  3. What a great selection from the 56%! I read the book a while back and remember laughing on almost every page. I lent it to a friend this summer and he enjoyed it as well.

    I'm new to the Friday 56 meme. Here's my first post:

  4. I do love the sound of those opening lines, they're both funny and interesting! I just started reading 'Stardust' by Gaiman so I'd love to read this one as well! Also, now I just imagine Crowley shouting at plants and it's cracking me up although I don't even know who Crowley is! Thanks for sharing :) Hope you have a great weekend!
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    Juli @ Universe in Words

  5. The opening isn't exactly riveting, is it? But I loved the 56. I can envision someone shouting to their plants, demanding that they grow.
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  6. I actually liked the tone of the beginning, but the 56 definitely snagged my attention. How did he instill the fear of God into the plants and for what purpose? :D Great post!

  7. I love both authors so want to read this one!
    Happy weekend!

  8. Sofia, I tagged you to do the Book Cake Tag! Check it out :))