book beginnings on Friday: Right Ho, Jeeves by P.G. Wodehouse

Thanks to Katy at A Few More Pages for hosting this meme. To participate, share the first line or two of the book you are currently reading and, if you feel so moved, let us know what your first impressions were based on that first line.

Back to Jeeves, we are! I so enjoyed Thank You, Jeeves that I picked this up on an evening when I was feeling a little down and not quite ready for bed. Thankfully, Wodehouse will cheer a girl up. Since I listened to the first on audio (and LOVED the narrator), I had that voice (and accent) to read this one in, inside my head. I’m loving it. We begin:

“Jeeves,” I said, “may I speak frankly?”
“Certainly, sir.”
“What I have to say may wound you.”
“Not at all, sir.”
“Well, then –”
No — wait. Hold the line a minute. I’ve gone off the rails.

I like it. 🙂 If you haven’t checked Wodehouse out yet, I recommend him for purely silly, clever British humor.

2 Responses

  1. What a great beginning. I’m hooked! I haven’t read any of Wodehouse before but these sounds really good.

    http://thebookgatherer.blogspot.com/2011/06/book-beginningson-friday_24.html

  2. This sounds like a fun read! I like the beginning so far! I love British humor.

    Thanks for participating!

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