Friday, June 17, 2011

Book Beginnings on Friday

Book Beginnings is a weekly meme hosted on Friday by A Few More Pages. Want to play along? 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.

"Pamela Buchanan Marshfield saw the ad the homeless shelter in Vermont had placed in the newspaper before her attorney did. She realized right away it was about her brother and her brother's work."
~The Double Bind by Chris Bohjalian

I'm not crazy about these first couple of lines. It does open up a few questions like why does this woman have an attorney and is her brother homeless? Other than that, I'm not very intrigued. I like to be pulled in right away and this didn't do that for me. Now that I'm cruising through the book, I can say it is a good read. Better than what I thought based on those first 2 sentences.


  1. Sometimes it takes a while for a book to build up a little momentum. Maybe Double Bind is like that.

    Here is my post: Beautiful & Pointless. I hope you will stop by. And I hope you will enter my June Giveaway. I'll be giving away a copy of Anna and the French Kiss.

  2. Hmmm, it does raise questions, but I've got to agree with you that it isn't that gripping.

    Thanks for participating in Book Beginnings!