Friday, 18 August 2017

Book Beginnings on Fridays and Friday 56

Rose City Reader, is hosting Book beginnings on Fridays. 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.

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) post below in Linky. Add the post url, not your blog url.
*It's that simple.

My book this week is "Brazzaville Beach" by William Boyd

Book Beginnings on Fridays

"I live on Brazzaville Beach. Brazzaville Beach on the edje of Africa. This is where I have washed up, you might say, deposited myself like a spar of driftwood, lodged and fixed in the warm sand for a while, just above the high tide mark."

Friday 56 (56% through my e-reader)

"Bogdan said that the first really bad sign was when John started working piecemeal, almost at random, on other topics - irrational numbers, tiling, topology - 'Even the dread world of physics attracted him for a week or two,' Bogdan said, with a sarcastic smile."

My review of Brazzaville Beach.


  1. Looks like a great read for the beach, just by the cover. I'm intrigued by the bits you shared.

    Here's mine!

    Have a great weekend - with lots of happy reading, hopefully :)

    1. Thank you. It is an interesting read from many aspects.

  2. Sounds interesting. Makes me wonder how he ended up there. I'm reading White Hot by Ilona Andrews this week. Happy reading!

  3. I hoped on over and read your review (thanks for linking to it!). I couldn't help myself after reading the excerpts you shared. This sounds like a good one! Thank you for sharing, Lisbeth. Have a great weekend!

  4. This one seems interesting. Thanks for mentioning it.

  5. I read so few books set in Africa I am interested in this one. My Friday Quotes

    1. The same for me, I hardly read books from there. This one is very interesting.

  6. Looks like a fun beach read!! Happy weekend!

    1. Thank you. Yes, it is a good summer beach read.