Friday, September 4, 2015

Book Beginning and Friday 56 #4

It's Friday . . . time to share book excerpts with: 


  • 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.
My book beginning this week is a book from 1994, Cat on a Blue Monday, by Carole Nelson Douglas:

"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? 


  1. ENJOY your book. THANKS for sharing.

    Have a great weekend.

    Silver's Reviews
    My Book Beginnings

  2. The opening didn't grab me, but I like the way the author described the cat in the 56 excerpt. Hope you enjoy the story!

    My Friday post features True Believer.

  3. The cat sounds adorable!!!
    Happy weekend!