Oct 8, 2010

Book Beginnings on Friday #14 (Read-a-Thon's Books)

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.

No Book Beginnings on Friday this week, but I still decided to do this meme! As you all know, tomorrow is Dewey's 24-Hour Read-a-Thon and although I've chosen the books I'll read, I can't decide with which one to start! So, I'll post the first sentences of the books & you can tell me if you've read them and which one to read first! That's how I hope you'll help me decide :) I'll also link them up to goodreads, if you'd like to read their summaries!
Thank you! 

"On a hairpin turn, above the dead forest, on no day in particular, a white Toyota crashed into a black Mercedes, for a moment blending into a blur of gray."
 from Neal Shusterman's Everlost - goodreads

"The day I died started out bad and got worse in a hurry."
  from MaryJanice Davidson's Undead and Unwed - goodreads

 "Rik Maliani stepped out of nothingness into the narrow cobbled confines of Troker’s Lane, overhung on each side by ancient half-timbered houses... and as his second step went squish, he realized he’d just put his left foot down right in the middle of a turd."
from the prologue of Diane Duane's Omnitopia Dawn - goodreads

"The eighth richest man in the world lay very still, not really sure he wanted to open his eyes."
from the 1st chapter of Diane Duane's Omnitopia Dawn

"The first thing I heard was a door banging in the wind."
 from Eden Maguire's Jonas - goodreads

"The industrial revolution sparked an inventive firestorm that inspired people across the earth to delve head first into the seemingly endless endeavour of science, alchemy, mathematics, and metallurgy with a fervor the world had never seen." 
from the prologue of Nick Valentino's Thomas Riley

"Thomas Riley's eye peered through his brass microscope at a gelatinous mass smashed between two thin glass slides."
from the 1st chapter of Nick Valentino's Thomas Riley - goodreads

So, what do you think I should read first?



  1. Undead and Unwed sounds fun!