Friday, 27 July 2012

Friday Memes

This week I am posting from Small Island by Andrea Levy

Friday Book Beginnings is a weekly meme where we share the opening line of our current read. Book Beginnings is hosted by the Rose City Reader.

Prologue
Queenie
I thought I'd been to Africa. Told all my class I had.

One
Hortense
It brought it all back to me. Celia Langley. Celia Langley standing in front of me, her hands on her hips and her head in a cloud.

Friday 56 hosted @ Freda's Voice is a weekly Meme where we share an interesting snippet from page 56 of our current book.

There were sixty pupils in the first class I had to teach. Sixty children fidgeting like vermin behind rows of wooden desks.

13 comments:

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Very tempting snippets...thanks for sharing!

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fredamans said...

Great snippets!

Ao Bibliophile said...

60 students behaving like that is certainly a handful. comparing them to vermin is a tad cruel i think but it does give the sentence character. thanks for sharing and for stopping by my blog too!

Chris Thompson said...

It's interesting that she thinks she's been to Africa. Does that mean she doesn't remember?

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srivalli said...

Hi Chris,
She is a child, she visits an exhibition on Africa and believes that she had been to Africa.

LadyD said...

Wonderful post. Thanks for stopping by. Nice to meet you!


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Amber said...

Haha, she doesn't seem enthralled about teaching those kids at all...

Tea norman said...

I haven't read Small Island by Levy. I want to read it so badly. Hope to get to it before the end of summer. Hope you're enjoying it.

Bev Hankins said...

So...does this mean she hasn't been to Africa? Hmmm?

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Linda said...

re: p56
I'd like to know how this teacher is going to handle this.

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Janet Ruth said...

Sounds like a rowdy bunch of students, LOL. Thanks for sharing!

aloi said...

if i'd visited africa, i think i'd remember! :)

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