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February 26, 2024

Novel Lives

Book Publicity, Book Reviews, And Author Interviews

In Which First Line Friday Sees Red

First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature for readers hosted by Wandering Words. What if instead of judging a book by its cover, author, summary, review, or prestige, we try to hook Readers with the first line instead?

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

Rules:

  • Pick a book off your shelf (it could be a current read, ARC, TBR, or favorite read (Hello, 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.

First Line(s) Friday Time! Ok. This week is a paragraph, again!

Keep Your Friends Close By Leah Konen Summary

First Line (paragraph)!

Red. All I could see was red.

On instinct, I tried the door, found it unlocked. I threw it open, stepped across the threshold. Red was everywhere. Raked across the off-white walls. Caking onto all that original wood- an elaborate chair rail, an exposed beam ceiling. Dripping, even, onto a tufted ottoman, a sheepskin throw. Droplets on an antique mirror. Splashed across all the decor added to make this place look cozy.

 


First Line Friday Reveal

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*Friends gif. Lisa Kudrow as Phoebe and Jennifer Aniston as Rachel jump up and down, smiling and clapping their hands exuberantly at something offscreen.

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February 20, 2024

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