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As Always, For Your Amusement, I Give You… First Line Friday

 
  1. Today’s First Line Friday is completely different from any I’ve done previously. I’m proud of this change in pace. And I sigh of relief for those <ahem> who regularly complain about me adding to their TBR because I probably won’t but it is cool. Plus I’m going to give you quite a bit more than the first line but it is good.
  2. YES! That is My Chemical Romance and Harry Potter mashed together. Once again some brilliant idea I did not come up with but should have. 

First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature for readers hosted by Wandering Words. What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author or its prestige, readers were hooked on a book by the first 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

I wasn’t able to speak until I was almost four-years old. I didn’t know this at the time, but apparently that’s insane. Most kids start to speak by the age of one and a half or two. So speaking for the first time at the age of four is like having sex for the first time at the age of seventy-five: You can do it, but no doctor recommends it. 
My parents claim they weren’t too worried, but a four-year old who doesn’t speak isn’t normal. It’s the opening of a horror movie. They said I could understand what people were telling me, but I couldn’t respond verbally. I would point or grunt but couldn’t form any actual words. I was a shorter, less charming Mr. Bean…. “you made good eye contact with people and you were exceptionally good at miming.”
Okay, now that is a horror movie. A four-year-old staring you dead in the eyes and “miming” while repeating “Ma, Ba, Da” until blood pours out of his eyes.
 

Ok! Are you ready?

Seriously. How did I did I NOT think of these things?


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April 2020

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