Friday, January 22, 2016
First Lines Friday... Keep on Reading?
"When I turned thirty-three, I decided it was time for a big change in my life. It was time to become a witch.
I have to admit that I was not sure if this would be a good idea.
My name is Ai Lian, “love lotus” in Chinese, or Eileen Chen in English. Although I was Western-educated and lived in the modern era, I believed somewhere inside me there lived a witch, at least in spirit. I grew up in a family who believed in anything metaphysical, however implausible."
... The Witch's Market by Mingmei Yip
I enjoy Mingmei's writing, and I like the opening of The Witch's Market. What do you think? Would you keep reading after just these opening words?