Thursday, May 19, 2016

May 20th's Book Beginning and Friday 56

Welcome to this week's Book Beginning and Friday 56.

Since I started doing this over three years ago, I have always picked my quotes from the same book.  Well, this week, all that's going to change.

Right now, I'm reading The Skeleton Takes a Bow by Leigh Perry.

This book has a wonderful opening:

I should have known better than to let Madison talk me into letting Sid appear in Hamlet.  Of course, he was made to play the part she had in mind for him.  Like Yorick, Sid was a fellow of infinite jest and most excellent fancy, had borne me on his back a thousand times, and his flashes of merriment were indeed wont to set the table on a roar.  More to the point, Sid and Yorick were both dead.

But page 56 from this book?  While it's fun, it's not that big a deal out of context.

Which brings us to the book I finished on Wednesday, Decanting a Murder by Nadine Nettmann.

While the opening of this book wasn't as good as the one I already shared, it has this great exchange from page 56:

Jeff approached me from the driveway.  "Is everything okay?"
I shook my head.  "No, I need to find Tessa.  Now.  This is all my fault."
"What do you mean?"
I shook my head.  "It doesn't matter, I need to find her."

So you can see why I would want to share from both.

Reviews of both books are planned for next week.  And I'll be back with teasers from just one book for next week's memes.


  1. Cozy have such cute covers and titles. Love the skeleton. I also see you have Big Bang and Star Wars on your shelf. Great choices. Have a good weekend.
    sherry @ fundinmental Friday Memes

  2. Both of these books look great, thanks for sharing. :-)

  3. These both sound good. This week I am spotlighting Marked in Flesh by Anne Bishop. Happy reading!

  4. Fun! I love THE SKELETON TAKES A BOW, but I haven't read DECANTING A MURDER yet. I look forward to your reviews. I'd love for you and your readers to check out mine...

  5. I do like the sounds of both books! Happy weekend!

  6. The first one looks fun and I have read the second one and enjoyed it. :)

    Friday Memes

  7. Both of these books sound interesting. I'd like to know more. Happy Reading!

  8. The cover from The Skeleton Takes a Bow is quite cute - and I liked the beginning quite a bit - agree it's a good start. The 56 was just okay for me:)
    Here's my Friday meme