Friday Reads was invented by The Candid Cover and is a merge of:
- Book Beginnings which is a book meme hosted by Rose City Reader where we share the first sentence(s) of a book.
- The Friday 56 which is hosted by Freda’s Voice where we share a snippet from page 56 of a book (or 56% on an e-reader).
The first line of An Enchantment of Ravens by Margaret Rogerson:
“My parlor smelled of linseed oil and spike lavender, and a dab of lead tin yellow glistened on my canvas”
It’s a very quaint and calm first sentence that immediately conjures up distinct smells and colours in the reader’s imagination. I also think this sentence really captures the essence of Rogerson’s writing style.
The Friday 56:
A snippet of page 56 of An Enchantment of Ravens:
“My legs moved in fits and jerks, like a marionette’s legs controlled by a puppeteer. Senseless panic seized me. No matter how fiercely I railed against my body’s betrayal, I couldn’t stop walking.”
An Enchantment of Ravens is about the faerie and it’s annoying how generally, in these types of books, the faerie are so annoyingly entitled around humans and they think just because they’re powerful it’s alright to control and manipulate humans for their own purposes and amusement.
What are you reading this Friday? Let me know in the comments!