September 25, 2020

Novel Lives

Book Publicity, Reviews, Author Interviews, and Discussion Posts by Susan Crosby

IT IS BLACK FRIDAY! Let’s Hope We Don’t Need A Dagger Unlike This Character This First Line Friday

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?
Psst I found this at Becky’s Book Blog. Please go check her out!

  • Pick a book off your shelf (it could be a current read, ARC, TBR, favorite read, close your eyes and pick a book) and open to the first page.
  • Copy the first few lines, but don’t give anything else about the book away just yet – you need to hook the reader first.
  • Finally… reveal the book

So this is the first time doing this on the new blog. Let’s see if WordPress the self-hosted version does any better in not screwing it up, eh?


Ordinary families look to Holy Days to gather and share a big  meal and get rosy with ale and dance caroles and hear the news.

I like to think I’d know ordinary if I saw it.

At last year’s Christmas feast, there were three drunken fistfights, several black eyes, and an “accidental” lapse in courtesy that involved a plate of turnips in sauce. We left three days early, before Owain’s father could throw us out.


Ok are you ready ?????????????

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The above?

Because it is Black Friday and I am working at Barnes and Noble.

Ok it is only my second shift in seven days. But. Black Friday. Pray.

PLUS It is kind of a fitting stance for the opening of the book, which fondly reminds me of holidays from my childhood… seriously <snickers>.

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Coming March 2020 from Candlewick- Go Add It To Your TBR…

 

 

 

 

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