Book Beginnings on Friday

Book Beginnings on Friday is a meme hosted by Becky at Page Turners. Anyone can participate; just share the opening sentence of your current read, making sure that you include the title and author so others know what you're reading. If you like, share with everyone why you do, or do not, like the sentence.

Thank you to Rose City Reader for giving me the idea for this meme. On Rose City Reader you will find 'Opening Sentences of the Day' so please have a look at this wonderful blog for further opportunities to share opening sentences.

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I don't have my book with me today because I drove to work, so I am going to share the opening sentence of the ebook that I am reading at the moment.

Flatland by Edwin Abbott Abbott

"I call our world Flatland, not because we call it so, but to make its nature clearer to you, my happy readers, who are privileged to live in Space".
Yep. Weird. I am really loving this book, even though I only started it last night. It is a science fiction novella from 1884 and it is really strange in a very funny and clever way. Even though I haven't finished this yet, I think that most people would find this a very funny and worthwhile read.

What about you? Post a link to the your Book Beginnings on Friday post in the Mr Linky below.


  1. Liked your opening sentence, especially when I'm "privileged to live in Space."

  2. What a cool beginning :) It sounds old world or steam punk.

  3. Great opening sentence! I haven't read it, so I'll add it on my tbr list! I love sci-fi!

  4. That sounds like an interesting read! Especially since it's from the 1800s. Here's the first sentence from a really good fantasy book that I am reading by L.R. Saul called, "Bloodline Alliance":

    "The Apparye gave birth to the rulers long before man knew corruption, for the Timeless One had ordained it."

  5. I just looked Flatland up on wikipedia -- what a fascinating book!

    I have a troika of opening sentences because my book is a compilation of three books on drinking. Bottoms up!

    And, a quick reminder that today is the deadline for my giveaway of A Small Fortune by Audrey Braun.

  6. This is my first time with this meme. I like doing this! Thank you for sharing and for being consistent! Going to go read the others now. :)

  7. Sorry, it would have been nice to leave the link! Tsk! I was having too much fun. :)


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