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.
- Don’t dig for your favorite book, the coolest, the most intellectual. Use the CLOSEST.
I was in need of a comfort book today and so I grabbed Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris for a re-read. I recently watched the first two seasons of True Blood on DVD and am surprised how very much like the beginning of the first book the series is. Later on series diverges a lot. At least, I think so. It has been a long time since I read the books. As it happens, I am reading a copy of the book with the new cover. I also have a copy of the original cover.
I'd been waiting for the vampire for years when he walked into the bar.
"You were married."I felt like I needed to provide the context for my sentence. It made no sense by itself. As it is, it helps set the feel of the book and shows how much has changed for Bill.
"Yes, I became a vampire when I was thirty. I had a wife, and I had five living children. My sister, Sarah, lived with us. She never wed. Her young man was killed in the War."
"The Civil War."
What are you reading?