Friday, March 20, 2020

March 20th's Book Beginning and Friday 56

I couldn't believe it's been two months since I last checked in with a Book Beginning and Friday 56.  I think it's time to change that.

I'm going to be pulling quotes from Abstract Aliases by Ritter Ames.

Here's how the book begins:

We stood across the wide moonlight river from Big Ben, in the prime spot for viewing London's New Year's fireworks extravaganza.  the jubilant crowd jostled and shouldered its way to fill every inch along the Thames, more than a half-million people crowding into every open space around us this clear cold night.

It's a bit weird reading that right now, isn't it?  But the book came out a couple years ago.  Who would have thought we'd be where we are now?

And here's from page 56:

"Maybe Simon was trying to kidnap you.  That's why he posted the rear guard."

I really enjoyed this book.  Look for my review on Tuesday.  Meantime, happy reading this weekend.


  1. I like the quotes. This seems like an interesting book.

  2. So glad you enjoyed it, Mark. Thank you for sharing so many wonderful series with all us readers!

  3. Great intro, you really feel like you're in London. :-) Happy weekend!

  4. I like those snippets - that intro is pretty atmostpheric. :)

    Lauren @ Always Me

  5. I read one book in this series a few years ago and was kind of meh but I like the sound of the teasers (though just the idea of being in a crowd right now is kind of crazy!) so maybe I should try it again.