White rectangle with large font swirly text reading 'First Lines Friday' and below it reads in smaller all caps font 'A weekly book feature hosted by Wandering Words'. Behind the white rectangle are teal and peach bokeh lights background design. Without further ado, here's round 1... First-day-back assemblies are the most pointless practice ever.And that's … Continue reading Triple round of First Lines Friday + September book haul!
"She opened the portal, and the mind met her more than halfway. Inside, it was tropical and snowing, and the first flake of the blizzard of everything landed on her tongue and melted." Intriguing, vivid, and more than a little mind-bending. What do you think? 'No One is Talking About This' by Patricia Lockwood (publishing … Continue reading First Lines Friday + Mini-review: ‘How the King of Elfhame Learned to Hate Stories’ (‘The Folk of the Air’, #3.5) by Holly Black
First lines: There were literally three separate couples sitting around the fire making out, like some sort of organised kissing orgy, and half of me was like, ew, and the other half was like, Wow, I sure do wish that was me. 'Loveless' by Alice Oseman (publishes 9th July) Georgia has never been in love, … Continue reading First Lines Friday (26th June ’20)
Amy Wright is lying in bed, staring at herself in the mirror on the wall and counting her chins. Her long dark hair is curled up on top of her head like the chocolate doughnut she ate in secret yesterday and, if she squints, she could be a sumo wrestler. But Amy isn't going to … Continue reading First Lines Friday (19th June ’20)
I'm currently reading two books so I'll do both! Here's the first.. "Some stories are spoiled from the very beginning. Some stories are rotten to the core." 'One True King' ('The School for Good and Evil', #6) by Soman Chainani Beyond Good and Evil. Beyond Ever Afters. The fairy tale of Sophie and Agatha comes … Continue reading First Lines Friday: Double Whammy (5th June 2020)
First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words. What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines? How it works: Pick a book off your shelf (it could be your current read or on your TBR) and open … Continue reading First Lines Friday: 8th May