- Book Beginnings on Fridays hosted by Rose City Reader, where bloggers share the first sentence or more of a current read, as well as initial thoughts about the sentence(s), impressions of the book, or anything else that the opening inspires.
- The Friday 56 hosted by Freda's Voice, where you grab a book and turn to page 56 (or 56% of an ebook), find one or more interesting sentences (no spoilers), and post them.
"I know I was handsome...and have always been fashionable, but I do assure you", Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire, wrote to her daughter at the end of her life, "our negligence and omissions have been forgiven and we have been loved, more from our being free from airs than from any other circumstance."
Page 56, of the same book:
"He spent so many hours at Brook's that he was rarely out of his gambling clothes."
Georgiana sounds like someone I'd like to get to know. She's very self aware but not pompous. And who would have thought one would have special gambling clothes? Are they like a lucky hat or something? Georgiana Spencer lived in the 17th century, and was an ancestor to Princess Diana Spencer.