Friday, December 2, 2016

First Line Friday!


I am fully participating in #FirstLineFriday this week, complete with my handy new graphic (that is not to be laughed at while I get the hang of designing graphics!), because what a fun way to get more involved in the various book-blogging communities, right? The idea is to open up the book closest to you and post the first line. This could be the first line of the entire book, the first line of the chapter you are on, etc. Change it up a bit if you like!

The book nearest to me right now is Napoleon: A Life.

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I just bought it this morning (what did I tell you, Bookbub?!), so even though it is on my Kindle with 300+ other books, it is the one nearest me since it is the first one in the queue. There is no messing around for this author, Andrew Roberts, and he cuts right to the chase:

"Napoleon Bonaparte was the founder of modern France and is one of the great conquerors of history."

So, there you have it. Would you agree or disagree with this statement?

What is your First Line today? Leave a comment and let me know, then share your First Line with my fellow Bookdragons! If you are interested in participating, let Carrie know.


Bookworm Mama (Rachel)



Radiant Light (Andi)


Happy Reading!
Sarah

18 comments:

  1. I just finished Shelter From The Storm by Kristen Ethridge: "Ten years ago, Becca Collins caught a bus to Port Provident, Texas because it was as far south as she could get from Wisconsin without falling into the water."

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    1. Hi Becky, thanks for stopping by!

      (I'm from Minnesota, so I totally relate wanting to get away from Wisconsin, ha!)

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  2. i think Napoleon was certainly one of the most intriguing conquerors in history! I'm not sure about one of the greatest...

    Welcome to FLF! :)

    My first line currently is from Cynthia Simmons' Pursuing Gold - "What a dilemma!"

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    1. Thank you Carrie - for so much help already :)

      I thought about this statement a lot too, and I guess I read it as great, meaning powerful, or mighty? Not necessary greatest as in best, if that makes sense? I mean, they can kind of mean the same thing, but his character certainly left something to be desired!

      Happy FLF!

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  3. Hi Sarah! It's so nice to have you join us for FLF fun!!!

    I just got a delightful surprise in the mail yesterday so I’m sharing the first line of Chapter 7 from Love Everlasting by Julie Lessman…

    “But I d-don’t want to see the n-nurse; I want to r-ride a h-horsey.” Little six-year-old Beth Erin … clung to Shannon’s neck, voice quivering with disappointment as they entered the reception are of the Camp Hope plantation house.

    Squeeeee!!!!

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    1. I am happy to be part of a fun new blogging adventure, thank you for having me!

      Thanks for coming by and sharing your FLF :)

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  4. Hi Sarah! Welcome to the group--it's so nice to meet you!

    Here is my first line:

    Bad Day for a Bombshell
    by Cindy Vincent

    December 5th, 1941

    "Two days before waves of Imperial Japanese Navy planes blasted our warships into fireballs at Pearl Harbor, my mother and I were balancing hatboxes and shopping bags in the back of a taxicab while it raced through downtown Dallas, the fashion center of the Southwest."

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    1. Thank you, I am happy to be able to take part. I love connecting with other bloggers to share feature ideas and encouragement :)

      Since my brain is more functional in regards to non-fiction...your line reminded me of going to Hawaii with my grandma a few years ago and seeing Pearl Harbor and the USS Arizona.

      Thanks for sharing!

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  5. Welcome, Sarah! My first line comes from Billy Coffey's book There Will Stars which I am giving away this week.

    Sometimes, if he was not so drunk or the twins so loud, Bobby Barnes would consider how those rides to the mountain had become an echo of his life.

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    1. Thank you Andie! I am happy to be able to play, too.

      How often do you do giveaways?

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  6. Hello Sarah! Welcome to the FLF fun!

    If Rylan Jefferson was lucky, after tonight she'd never have to see Colin Renwycke again. - One Enchanted Christmas by Melissa Tagg

    HAPPY FRIDAY!

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    1. Happy Friday indeed! I am a teacher and so glad to be at home in my jammies already!

      Thank you for stopping by and sharing your First Line with me :)

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  7. Welcome to FLF!!! SO happy to have you on the team! YAY for nonfiction! The other gals make fun of me for all my nonfiction I post....Speaking of which, my first line "The significance of the location was unknown to those present that murky day in 1962 when four lads stood in front of a huge tea warehouse by Liverpool's dock road, having photos taken to publicize their first record." Tune In - The Beatles: All These Years by Mark Lewisohn

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    1. Thank you Rachel!! I am happy to be participating, so thanks for having me :)

      I LOVE NonFiction and it is pretty much all I read. I do make some exceptions for historical fiction, if it is about a time period I normally read a bout anyway, but for the most part I am all about the real world!

      Thanks for coming by, I think this book might already be on my TBR list actually. If not, it will be shortly!

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  8. A late entry. :)
    "Does not the belief in vampires rest for others, though not, alas! for us, on them?" Still going strong with Dracula. :)

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    1. Yes! Such a good book. Keep going :)

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  9. Good morning. It's nice to meet you. :) I don't know very much about Napoleon so I really don't have an opinion of him. I've been reading ~The Inheritance by Michael Phillips. "On the late afternoon of a surprisingly warm day, a small lad sat on a large stone with the blue of sky and water spreading out before him."

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    1. Hi Katie! I am really just learning about Napoleon myself, as my interest in Europe is of much earlier periods. But I am trying to branch out :)

      Thank you for stopping by, Happy Friday!

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