Book Beginnings on Friday is now hosted by Katy at A Few More Pages.
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 like, share with everyone why you do, or do not, like the sentence.
- Grab the book nearest you. Right now.
- Turn to page 56.
- Find the fifth sentence.
- Post that sentence (plus one or two others if you like) along with these instructions on your blog or (if you do not have your own blog) in the comments section of Freda's Voice
- Post a link along with your post back to Freda's Voice
- Don’t dig for your favorite book, the coolest, the most intellectual. Use the CLOSEST.
"Almost there," Grandpa said.Page 56, Sentence 5:
Pressing her nose against the car window, Lily frowned at the strip malls, gas stations, and industrial parks as they rolled by. "Really?" she said. She'd expected to see something a bit more picturesque than Wal-Marts and Home Depots on her way to her dream school--at least a stately forest or a field with a few photogenic cows. And she should hear trumpets playing, plus a massive choir announcing in verse the approach of her destiny.
Maybe she'd built up this moment a bit too much.
A man and a woman, both decked out in psychedelic zebra coats, sat at a registration desk.