Literary Quote of the Month

“For poems are not, as people think, simply emotions (one has emotions early enough)—they are experiences,” … Rilke, The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge.

First Lines Friday

When I started my blog, many years ago, I use to enjoy sharing the first lines of a book that I had started with a post called First Lines... and I posted it on Fridays (First Lines Friday). I always read a bit of a book before I buy it, even if someone recommended it or I've read a review and the story seems like something I would enjoy. The writing... that's what ultimately makes the decision for me whether I read a book or not. I either flip the book open to a random page and sample the writing that way or start with those first opening lines (Some say that those first lines can make or break a book). So, I thought I'd bring back First Lines Friday, design a cute little graphic to go with it (my dear husband, Jim, helped make that happen) and start sharing those first lines again to see if they hook us or not...

Happy reading... Suzanne

Coming Back... January 22, 2016! 
Stop by and share YOUR thoughts on those first line!

January 22... The Witches Market by Mingmei Yip
January 29... Circling the Sun by Paula McLain
Feb. 5th     ... The 6:41 to Paris by Jean-Philippe Blondel

3 comments:

Elizabeth said...

I never knew about this First Lines Friday meme.

I am excited.

I will be back this Friday!!

Looks as if I missed a few, but at least I know about it now. THANKS.

Elizabeth
Silver's Reviews
My Blog

Suzanne Yester said...

Hi Elizabeth!
Yes, definitely come back and explore everything! I love sharing the opening lines of the books and seeing how well they stand up on their own!

Thanks for stopping by!

Hamlette said...

This is a fun idea! Do you still do it?

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