Friday, November 9, 2012

Book Beginnings: Birds of a Feather

Book Beginnings on Friday is a meme hosted by Gilion at Rose City Reader. 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.

Birds of a Feather by Jacqueline Winspear

"Maisie Dobbs shuffled the papers on her desk into a neat pile and placed them in a plain manila folder."

This is a pretty good first line because if there's one thing Maisie is, it's organized. She would always keep papers in neat piles and oragznied into folders. She's also not fussy and would rather have a plain manila folder than anything colored. It does give you a reminder of her personality right off the bat, but not in a hit-you-over-the-head way, which I very much appreciate in a series.


Sandra Nachlinger said...

I've never heard of this book or this author, but now I'm definitely interested. You're right -- the beginning sentence does tell you something about Maisie, and I like that too.
I'm featuring A RELIABLE WIFE on my blog today.

JC Jones said...

I have seen several of her books but have not read any. They do look good though. Thanks for sharing.

Brona said...

I love Maisie Dobbs - they have become my comfort read. The cover for your edition is very different to the ones we get in Australia.
You can check my link to see the covers we have here

Anonymous said...

I like that beginning. If the rest of the book is as good as that, it should be very entertaining.