Friday, March 26, 2010

Book Beginnings on Friday (2)

Book Beginnings on Friday is a new meme hosted by Becky at Page Turners. Anyone can participate; just share the opening sentence of your current read, making sure that you include the title and author so others know what you're reading. If you'd like, share with everyone why you do, or do not, like the sentence.

I just finished a book and haven't started a new one yet so I am going to share a sentence from the book I just finished and the book I'm thinking of starting next.
Dairy Queen by Catherine Gilbert Murdock

This whole enormous deal wouldn't have happened, none of it, if Dad hadn't messed up his hip moving the manure spreader.

I really like this sentence because it captures D.J. really well and it sets up the rest of the book, making readers want to know more. Plus any sentence that includes the word "manure" is an attention grabber. :)

House Rules by Jodi Picoult

Everywhere I look, there are signs of a struggle.

This first sentence is the perfect way to pull readers in to the story. It suggests that a crime has taken place and we want to know more...


  1. I love both sentences. I definitely want to know more!

  2. Wow, manure in the opening sentence, getting straight to the point!

  3. Oh, I've been wanting to read Dairy Queen. Great beginning sentence. And House Rules is on my stack.

  4. Ohh- I like this meme. Will have to think about adding it and some of the others you are doing. :)

  5. I can't wait to read your review on Dairy Queen-I've had that one on my "I'm not sure list" for a while. Have a great weekend!


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