This week I am reading 'The Master and Margarita' by Mikhail Bulgakov. Book Beginnings is hosted by Rose City Reader and F56 is hosted by Freda's Voice.
'At the hour of the hot spring sunset two citizens appeared at the Patriarch's Ponds. One of them, approximately forty years old, dressed in a grey summer suit, was short, dark-haired, plump, bald, and carried his respectable fedora hat in his hand. His neatly shaven face was adorned with black horn-rimmed glasses of a supernatural size.'F56:
'And here it seemed to him that a whiff of some putrid dankness was coming in under the office door. Shivers ran down the findirector's spine. And then the clock also rang out unexpectedly and began to strike midnight. And even its striking provoked shivers in the findirector. But his heart definitively sank when he heard the English key turning quietly in the lock. Clutching his briefcase with damp, cold hands, the findirector felt that if this scraping in the keyhole were to go on any longer, he would break down and give a piercing scream.'Ok, perhaps I didn't stick to just one line per meme, but I just really liked all of these sentences so I felt like I should post them all!
Follow Friday is hosted by Alison Can Read and Parajunkee, and this week's question is:
Is there anything as a newbie blogger that you've done, that as you gained more experience you were like -- oops?I think I do more wrong now than I did at the beginning. I was really on top with posting every day and reviewing a lot, not forgetting when what should be posted. And now I sort of get caught up in life and I forget to review the books when I actually finish them! What I did do at the beginning that I no longer do is review books that I don't really like. At the beginning I was just really happy to be allowed to read books, if that makes sense, now I pick more carefully so that I review books I know I can be critical, but positive, about.
Book Blogger Hop is hosted by Ramblings of a Coffee-Addicted Writer. This week's question:
You're going on a long train ride. What books will you bring to read?
So, how about you on this splendid day?