Friday, March 24, 2017

Friday 56 and Book Beginnings

The Friday 56 is hosted by Freda's Voice

*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader
(If you have to improvise, that's ok.)
*Find any sentence, (or few, just don't spoil it)
*Post it.
*Add your (url) post in the Linky here. Add the post url, not your blog url.
*It's that simple.
Book Beginning is hosted by Rose City Reader. All you have to do is share the opening line of the book you're reading and what you think about it. Check out the other posts here.

My book this week is The Spy in the Ointment by Donald E. Westlake. My brother introduced me to Donald E. Westlake, well, I won't say how many years ago. And I have loved his comic crime novels ever since. This one is about a pacifist who gets mixed up with terrorists the FBI. It's a little dated now but the sarcastic hero and bumbling terrorists still make a funny story.

Book Beginnings:

I was trying to fix the damn mimeograph machine when the doorbell rang.

Friday 56:

I was slumming in a boobery, nothing more. This bag of mixed nuts was unlikely to stick together long enough to finish introducing themselves, much less go out in unison to kill innocent bystanders like me.


Sandra Nachlinger said...

Does anyone even know what a mimeograph machine is anymore? That opening definitely dates the book! However, it sounds like a fun story that I'd enjoy.
My Friday post features The Pecan Man.

Laura Thomas said...

I enjoyed the opening and the excerpt. I bet this will be fun.

My Friday 56 from Beautiful Broken Girls

Lauren Stoolfire said...

I have a general ideal of what a mimeograph is, but not so much how it works...

Lauren @ Always Me

fredamans said...

That 56 pulled me in. The beginning had me baffled with mimeograph too. What is it? I gotta look it up now. :-) Happy weekend!

Loreen @coffeeandcats said...

What fun. Mimeographs were always so much work. But my 2nd grade self remembers how good the ink smelled! Here is a link to my Friday 56 post: