Thursday, October 9, 2014

Book Beginning: A New Lease of Death



THANKS FOR JOINING ME ON FRIDAYS FOR BOOK BEGINNING FUN!

Sorry for the missing linky! I set up the post early because I am on vacation this week and apparently forgot the linky.  I have had no luck trying to fix it on my phone. Please leave your link in a comment. Things will be back to normal next week!


Please join me every Friday to share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires. Please remember to include the title of the book and the author's name.

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YOUR BOOK BEGINNING


MY BOOK BEGINNING



It was five in the morning. Inspector Burden had seen more dawns than most men, but he had never quite become jaundiced by them, especially summer dawns.

-- A New Lease of Death by Ruth Rendell. This is the second book in her mystery series featuring Inspector Wexford. It bothers me that the title has "of" in it instead of being A New Lease on Death, like a play on "a new lease on life."

29 comments :

Sandra Nachlinger said...

LOL. The "of" in the title bothered me too! It felt like a typo. I guess I'm in a cranky mood because the opening sentence beginning with "it was" bothered me too. It was a dark and stormy night?
I hope the story is a good one!

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

That seems odd to me, too.

Are we having a Mr. Linky today?

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Here's my link: http://laurelrainsnowswonderland.wordpress.com/2014/10/09/creative-friday-book-beginningsfriday-56-the-carrier/

guiltless reader said...

I thought the Of was a typo! Interesting point.

Here's mine for the week:
http://guiltlessreading.blogspot.ca/2014/10/friday-56-bookbeginnings-buddha-in-attic.html

Sandra Nachlinger said...

No Linky? Here's my Book Beginnings link:
http://sandranachlinger.blogspot.com/2014/10/beautiful-ruins-book-beginnings-on.html

fredamans said...

Jaundiced? Odd term to use...
I joined in the beginnings today, since it is what I used for the 56.

http://www.fredasvoice.com/2014/10/the-friday-56-with-book-beginnings.html

Mark Baker said...

A murder mystery. Can't complain about that, although the title is a bit weird.

Here's the link to my post for the week:

http://carstairsconsiders.blogspot.com/2014/10/october-10ths-book-beginning-and-friday.html

Anne Bennett said...

Linky thingy not working? I'm reading the classic: Bless Me, Ultima.

Here is link to my quotes of the week:
http://headfullofbooks.blogspot.com/2014/10/friday-quotes-october-10.html

Claudia {Sparrowhawk} said...

What an interesting way to describe someone's appeal :)

Here's my BB:
http://livingonborroweddays.com/2014/10/10/sparrows-reading-corner-book-beginnings-the-friday-56-edition-no-21/

Nyze Gremio-Velasco said...

Hey! This is my first! ♥

Here's mine:
Book Beginning #1: The Blood Of Olympus

Sofia M. said...

I don't know this series, and I didn't like the first sentence all that much. I hope that the rest of the book is better!
My Book Beginning

sherry fundin said...

Hope you are enjoying your vacation. That takes priority. :-) I love mysteries, but it sounds like some commenters have an issue with the book right out of the gate. I would continue reading, because sometimes the good stuff comes later. Happy reading.
sherry @ fundinmental Friday 56 - Bad Blood

Elisa Bergslien said...

My first reaction is to start arguing with the premise of that first sentence. I worked on a ranch for a while - we were always up before the dawn and I can't think of a single day where the sight of the sun rising wasn't a cause for joy.

Here is my link http://leopardsanddragons.blogspot.com/2014/10/a-peak-into-in-search-of-lost-frogs.html

Laura Pol said...

Interesting opening line! Surprised to see the word jaundice as I always think of babies with that word! Haha!

Here's my Book Beginning: http://craftybooksheeps.blogspot.com/2014/10/book-beginnings-lady-at-willowgrove.html

Lisa Ks Book Reviews said...

Looks like the "of" got everyone today. I couldn't find where to link, so mine can be found here. http://lisaksbookthoughts.blogspot.com/

Topazshell said...

It's not telling much in that beginning. It's definitely a mystery novel.:) I would like to read one of her mysteries. Enjoy.

Topazshell said...

Miss Mr. Linky.

Katherine P said...

I haven't read Rendell in ages but used to love her. Thanks for reminding me of her and enjoy your vacation! http://iwishilivedinalibrary.blogspot.com/2014/10/friday-linkups-hitchhikers-guide-to.html?m=1

Juli Rahel said...

This sounds like a really interesting beginning! I do love dawns myself, I could never be jaundiced by them! Here's my link for today: http://universeinwords.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/friday-and-le-morte-darthur-by-malory.html
Hope you have a great weekend, thanks for hosting!
Juli @ Universe in Words

JC Jones said...

Interesting title. I would not have put of in it either.

JC Jones said...

I forgot to put my link. Here it is. http://mixedbookbag.blogspot.com/2014/10/book-beginnings-and-friday-56-october.html

Abbi Hart said...

http://writingchristiannovels.blogspot.com/2014/10/friday-memes-1010.html

Elizabeth said...

The word inspector pulls me in. :)

ENJOY your time away.

Elizabeth
Silver's Reviews
My Book Beginnings

JLS Hall said...

"Lease of life" (or death) does sound odd to my American ears, but I think that's the way the Brits (sorry, the English!) say it. I'm sort of surprised they didn't change it for the US market. I love Wexford, but don't think I've read this one.

Here's my BB for this week: http://jlshall.blogspot.com/2014/10/book-beginnings-missing-person.html

klgd2008 said...

The title does seem a little odd. Maybe it's one of those that make more sense after you read it.

http://overthebookshelf.wordpress.com/2014/10/10/book-beginnings-the-friday-56-october-10-2014/

Carin Siegfried said...

I figured the "of" was Brit-ism. Here's my Book Beginning: http://blog.cseditorial.com/2014/10/book-beginnings-house-girl.html

Kathy Martin said...

This week I am spotlighting Even in Paradise by Chelsey Philpot and Skin of the Wolf by Sam Cabot. I enjoyed both of them.

cjcasey said...

Ruth Rendell is amazing. I've not read her in a while but perhaps it's time to, again.

Here's my book beginning.

Have an awesome vacation!

William Stanger said...

This sounds like a good read. I hope you enjoy it. Here is my Friday post for this week.

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