The first is Friday 56, sponsored by Freeda's Voice.
Here are the rules:
*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56.
*Find any sentence that grabs you.
*Add your (url) post in Linky at Freeda's Voice .
It's that simple.
My book Is Draugr a middle school/YA novel by Arthur G. Slade:
Grandpa knocked on the door then poked his head in. "Lock this tonight, will you? And if you hear anything... whatever it is... don't leave this room." He paused. "Goodnight."
A Few More Pages.
How to participate: Share the first line (or two) of the book you are currently reading on your blog or in the comments. Include the title and the author so we know what you're reading. Then, if you would like, let us know what your first impressions were based on that first line, and let us know if you liked or did not like the sentence. The link-up will be at A Few More Pages every Friday and will be open for the entire week.
I will use Draugr again for this one:
Grandpa was going to murder us.
Not with an axe. Not with a shovel. But with words.
"Sarah sit down," Grandpa said softly to me. "I haven't even started my story."
When I read this, I thought it would be a creepy story but with a sense of humour. This school is aimed (I think) at middle school and the younger side of YA, so I thought this was a catchy way to start the novel and get kid hooked.