- 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 like nothing better than playing the role of Sage in the Shade."
And page 56, from the same book:
"Amid this gingham glory reclined a huge, snub-nosed, vanilla-haired cat with chocolate-brown fur frosting the tips of its muzzle, legs, and tail. "
This is book 3 of the Midnight Louie Mystery series. Midnight Louie is a big, black, cat who helps his human solve mysteries in Las Vegas. I wasn't overly impressed with the first book- it was okay but not stupendous- but the author seems to have improved a lot since that one.
So. Would you keep reading, given these samples?