Friday 56 is hosted at Freda's Voice and Book Beginnings is hosted by Rose City Reader. The idea is to share a sentence or so from the first page and the 56th page of the book you are currently reading!
"Dear Paula. By the time you read this, you'll see that I am gone..."
"The man fluttered his eyelids again and all of a sudden tried to sit up with one big salty roar."
I'll be taking part in a blog tour for this next Friday so I have started reading it almost the second it came in the post! The first sentence is very intriguing and ominous and I like the contrast between "fluttered" and "roar" in the 56 - they aren't words usually used in the same sentence! This is actually the fifth book in the Paula Maguire series and I'll confess I haven't read the first four! But I am still really excited to get stuck in!