Friday, August 26, 2011

Friday Book Beginnings

How to participate: Share the first line (or two) of the book you are currently reading on your blog or in the comments. Include the title and the author so we know what you're reading. Then, if you would like, let us know what your first impressions were based on that first line, and let us know if you liked or did not like the sentence. The link-up will be at A Few More Pages every Friday and will be open for the entire week.

Title: The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane
Author: Katherine Howe

Great title, interesting premise.

"It would appear that we are nearly out of time," announced Manning Chilton, one glittering eye fixed on the thin pocket watch chained to his vest.

I have been wanting to read this book since it was released in 2009. It's premise about a present day Harvard grad student and her mysterious connection to Salem, MA and the infamous witch trials immediately caught my attention.  I am a little over halfway finished and so far I am not disappointed.


  1. Ooh, this does pique my interest! Thanks for sharing.


  2. Hi Elspeth,

    The first lines piqued my interest, but after reading the synopsis, I am still not sure what they are referring to, so I guess that it will have to go onto my reading list so that I can find out.

    I love anything to do with the Salem witches and trials, this was one of my study areas way back in my school days, when we had to read 'The Crucible' by Arthur Miller and I got hooked on the whole subject.

    Thanks for bringing this book to my attention and have a great weekend.


  3. Out of time for what? I love it when the opening line makes me ask a question in my head.

    My Head is Full of Books

  4. I like the cover! This is a subject I'd love to read more about :)

  5. That's great opening. The rest of the things you wrote about the book made it seem even more intresting.

  6. I like the detail in this. And the cover is just amazing.

  7. I read this book earlier in the summer and enjoyed it. I wrote a review on my blog if anyone is interested. I would recommend it for a light easy read.
    Have a great weekend!