Friday, 22 April 2016

Friday Books

Each Friday, I participate in two blog linkups
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The Friday 56 is hosted by Freda’s VoiceGrab a book, any book. Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader (If you have to improvise, that's ok.) Find any sentence, (or few, just don't spoil it).

This week I'm featuring A Great Deliverance by Elizabeth George.

Here's my P56:
"I feel as if we have been going round in circles for hours," St James remarked, stretching.
"That's because we have," she teased. "Just two hours from the station, Deborah. A wonderful drive."

This dialogue is between two of the minor characters, on their wedding night. She is driving, and they get lost, because he is navigating. 

BookBeginnings is hosted by Rose City Reader. To participate, share the opening lines and your thoughts about a book you're reading, or about to.




Beginning:

It was a solecism of the very worst kind. He sneezed loudly, wetly, and quite unforgivably into the woman's face.

If you're anything like me, you love learning new words - solecism means "a breach of good manners; a piece of incorrect behavior". 

A Great Deliverance is the first in the Inspector Lynley series by Elizabeth George. My friend has recommended these books to me, so when I saw number one in a second hand bookstore at R35 (or $2), I couldn't resist.

I loved it. Will write a review next week, but it had an engaging plot, wonderful characters, and written in 1989, it has stood the test of time too. Here's the cover.




Tell me what you're reading, and I'll pay you a visit. Happy reading everyone.

19 comments:

JLS Hall said...

I've had this first Lynley book on my TBR list for years now. Maybe this year I'll give it a try. That's a wonderful beginning!

Lauren Stoolfire said...

Ew! That's definitely a breach of good manners!

Happy reading!

Check out my Friday 56 (With Book Beginnings): http://never-anyone-else.blogspot.com/2016/04/the-friday-56-with-book-beginnings_22.html

Bev Bouwer said...

I've also been meaning to read it for ages. It was well worth it. Move it up that pile.

Bev Bouwer said...

Revolting! On my way to check yours out. Thanks for the visit.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

I love words too, and solecism is a new one for me. I'd definitely keep reading to find out more about this rude character. I'm also curious about the characters going around in circles. Lots of round-abouts?
My Friday post features A NEW DAWN IN DEER ISLE.

Bev Bouwer said...

Thanks Sandra. They were just in love and not concentrating. I don't know about roundabouts but they passed the same abbey three times.

Heather Fineisen said...

Love Elizabeth George and I love $2 bargain books! Enjoy!

Laura Thomas said...

And, of course, he won't stop and ask for directions. LOL Sounds fun.

My Friday 56 from West Of Dead

Katherine P said...

I read Elizabeth George for years and always loved her books! It's been far too long since I've read this one but a reread would be fun!

Bev Bouwer said...

Even better when they're good!

Bev Bouwer said...

Not on your life! Thanks for visit, will come past you now.

Bev Bouwer said...

Definitely, especially because good writing is timeless. Enjoy.

Sherrie said...

Hi,
Haven't read this author. I'll be checking this one out. Have a great day!

Breana M. said...

I haven't heard of this author before, but the book looks interesting. Thanks for sharing. :-)

Bev Bouwer said...

You too, thanks.

Bev Bouwer said...

It was fascinating. Thanks for the visit.

Maria said...

I have not read this series but now I want to! Thanks for visiting my Friday meme

fredamans said...

I'd like to read more from the book, it does sound interesting though. Happy weekend!

guiltless reader said...

I picked up on the sarcasm. Not. Hahaha