Friday, September 14, 2012
Book Beginnings: For Keeps
Every Friday Rose City Reader hosts Book Beginnings on Fridays. What you do is share the opening line(s) of the book you are currently reading and briefly discuss what you think about the opening line or the book or whatever else inspires you. Make sure to share your entry with Rose City Reader and in my comments below.
Here's my book beginning:
" “Murdered?” Sam juggled four pots of yellow daylilies in his arms, squeezing the cell phone between his shoulder and ear. “Where? And why in the world do you need me?” "
-For Keeps, by Aaron Paul Lazar
Sam Moore's no detective, but he does find himself connected to a murder. The opening does a good job of getting the reader's attention, and it also displays Lazar's vibrant writing style. I'm hosting a Virtual Book Tour for For Keeps this weekend, as Aaron is giving away free copies on the Kindle, but for this weekend only (and for a weekend in October). If you're interested, you can check it out here.