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Friday, July 2, 2010

Book Beginnings on Friday


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.

Nasty, Brutish, and Short: The Quirks and Quarks Guide to Animal Sex and Other Weird Behaviour by Pat Senson

"Let me see if I've got this right: the male spider rips off part of his huge sexual organ, so he can run faster, in order to catch a female who is many times his size."

Wow, well that's quite a first line! And so far, it's a very accurate representation of what this book contains. It's very fun and interesting, occasionally squeamish science.

6 comments:

Brenna said...

Wow this is a terrific first line!

I also want to thank you for setting me straight about that contest I posted about. I feel stupid. Anyhow, I've updated my post with a link back to you. Thanks :)

Suzanne said...

Hmm - that sentence would probably keep me reading a bit further ...

Kah Woei said...

Yup, it does make you want to read on. Great opening!

Mine's here.

Katie said...

Hahahahahahaha... I am just curious about what made you pick this book up in the first place!

Also wanted to let you know that there's a Caroline Bookbinder shout out over on Book Love. I love this site!

cleemckenzie said...

I think I'd have read on if that was the first line in any book. Good grief!

Becky (Page Turners) said...

This book sounds hilarious! I love that opening line. It reminds me a bit of Bill Bryson or Gerald Durrell. I love it.