The beginning of weekends brings along fresh burst of energy. People plan to utilize their weekends in the way they love the most. What more do you expect from a voracious reader than to start a new book. And that’s the point of my bookish meme.
First on Fridays is a weekly bookish meme, created and hosted by Preeti’s Panorama. Everyone is welcome to join.
The rules are very simple:
- Every Friday, grab a book [can be an e-read or paperback].
- Share its first two or three paragraphs along with the book’s title and cover.
- On the basis of the paragraphs/excerpt, just tell whether you would like to read it or not? One or two sentences will be enough. If you want to explain more, it would be lovely!!
I just request that you link back to ‘Preeti’s Panorama’ on your own ‘First on Fridays’ post. You can share your comments if you do not have a blog.
Have fun with it and enjoy the world of books.
ASH FELL FROM THE SKY.
Lord Tresting frowned, glancing up at the ruddy midday sky as his servants scuttled forward, opening a parasol over Tresting and his distinguished guest. Ashfalls weren’t that uncommon in the Final Empire, but Tresting had hoped to avoid getting soot stains on his fine new suit coat and red vest, which had just arrived via canal boat from Luthadel itself. Fortunately, there wasn’t much wind; the parasol would likely be effective.
Tresting stood with his guest on a small hilltop patio that overlooked the fields. Hundreds of people in brown smocks worked in the falling ash, caring for the crops. There was sluggishness to their efforts- but of course that was the way of the skaa. The peasants were an indolent, unproductive lot. They didn’t complain of course; they knew better than that. Instead, they simply worked with bowed heads, moving about their work with quiet apathy. The passing whip of a taskmaster would force them into dedicated motion for a few moments, but as soon as the taskmaster passed, they would return to their languor.
Do these lines entice you enough to make the book to be your First on Friday or not?
To be honest, the first paragraph is dry for me and doesn’t provide a pull. However,in the second paragraph- the glimpse of the life of peasants- makes me slightly curious to know more about them. On the whole, the hint provided by the first two paragraphs, tells me about a world – where the peasants are being ruled over by someone or something, and the rulers are cruel as well as dominating. This understanding brings a mixed reaction from me.
May or May not be a First on Friday for me…