Saturday, 11 February 2017

Book Beginnings on Fridays and The Friday 56

Rose City Reader, is hosting Book beginnings on Friday. She says:
Please join me every Friday to share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires. Please remember to include the title of the book and the author’s name.

Just bought today Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman. I wanted to read something by him for a long time. You all write so well about him. So here I am, and here is the first paragraph of the Introduction.

"It's as hard to have a favourite sequence of myths as it is to have a favourite style of cooking (some nights you might want Thai food, some nights sushi, other nights you crave the plain home cooking you grew up on). But if I had to declare a favorite, it would probably be for the Norse myths"

Freda’s voice is hosting Friday 56 and the rules are:

*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) in Linky. Add the post url, not your blog url.

On page 56 I found the following:

"Loki kep smiling, but he scowled on the inside. The day had started out so well. Still, he simply had to ensure that Eitri and Brokk lost the contest; the gods would still get six wonderful things from the dwarfs, and Sif would get her golden hair. He could do that. He was Loki.
"Or course," he said. "My head. No problem."" 
 The beginning is good, so I am sure I will love this book. I will be back with a review once it is read.


  1. I love Gaiman, so I will have to read this one!

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    1. I had a very good weekend with the Brontë group here in Brussels with interesting talks. On top of this I spent Sunday in Liege visiting an exhibition on the Terracotta Army and an art exhibition on the art promotor Paul Rosenberg. Both very interesting. This was an unusually busy weekend for me! Hope you had time for some interesting events?

  3. This sounds like a good beginning even though I haven't been able to get into his books. I may have to try again. :)

    Thanks for sharing.

    Great first line...I hope you are enjoying the book.

    Silver's Reviews
    My Book Beginnings

    1. I have just read a few pages, but so far so good. I just read all these raving reviews of his books, so I thought I have to try it. I seldom read new books these days, having promised myself to finish the books in my book case, and was happy to see that it is published this year! Feels good. I will let you know what I think in a coming review.

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    1. Just finished it. It is very good. She writes very well and engaging and her characters are great.