Thursday, November 9, 2017

First Line Friday: Martin Luther Edition

First Line Fridays hosted by Hoarding Books

Happy First Line Friday everyone. FLF is a weekly blog feature hosted now by Hoarding Books. After you leave me a comment or your own first line, head over to Hoarding Books to discover other bloggers and the lines they have chosen to share this week.

I am a little late on this post, and should have used this book last week, but I didn't, so here we are:


"Martin Luther lived an eventful life; consequently, the question of what to leave out becomes every Luther biographer's major challenge."

I think 'eventful life' might be an understatement, no?

Happy Reading!
Sarah

16 comments:

  1. I'll have to check this one out. Thanks for sharing.

    I already had Drew Farthering's latest adventure, Death at Thorburn Hall, all lined up for today before I remembered about the Veteran's Day theme, so that's the book featured on my blog, but I thought I would pick one of Ronie Kendig's books to share here in honour of Veteran's Day. This is the first line from 'Raptor 6':

    "Can't breathe. Can't breathe."

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    1. It's super easy for me to wander around the Christian bookstore near my house and they had tons of great material on Luther, with the 500th anniversary having just passed. I think I got four or five books about him and a copy of his 95 Theses, which it occurred to me I had never actually read. Happy Friday!

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  2. "Eventful life" is definitely an understatement!

    Over at my blog, I'm sharing the first line from Susan Sleeman's Cold Terror.

    I'm currently reading Welcome to Wishing Bridget by Ruth Logan Herne, so I'll leave that first line here:

    Don't do it.

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    1. Right??!! I don't even think eventful begins to cover it. I wonder what Luther would think now if he could see the results.

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  3. "The Sun skimmed the horizon in the eastern sky, bathing the far hillside in a pink morning hue."
    -- The Heart of an Agent by: Tracey J. Lyons

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    1. Thanks for sharing Trisha, have a wonderful weekend :)

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  4. My first line (well, really first two lines because they are so good) is from Runaway Romance by Miralee Ferrell:

    “Ann Stanway sat in her television producer’s office trying to still the butterflies doing battle in her belly. No, not butterflies, more like buzzards.”

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    1. I'm glad I'm not the only one who does more than one line sometimes - in fact, I have been known to share first paragraphs, haha. Happy Reading!

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  5. My first line is from a book I'm going to be reading soon Hope Travels Through by Loni Kemper Moore.....

    The first time Dad picked me up at the Evansville airport in his 1976 Corvette, I should have recruited a fairy godmother. Not that I believed in such things.

    Have a great weekend!

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    1. Thank you for stopping by Susan, happy reading!

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  6. Goodness, the contents of his life could fill the Encyclopedia Britannica! :) Happy Friday Sarah!

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    1. RIGHT?! Luther would definitely be one of my imaginary dinner party guests. Have a wonderful, book-filled weekend, Heather :)

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  7. Happy Weekend, Sarah!

    BROOKLYN, NEW YORK
    SEPTEMBER 1943

    Esther's father halted the lazy swaying of the porch swing. - While We're Far Apart by Lynn Austin

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    1. Thank you Caryl, Happy Weekend to you as well!

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  8. Happy Friday!

    I'm showcasing The Secret Life of Sarah Hollenbeck by Bethany Turner on my blog this week. So, here I share a line from the book I'm currently reading, Deadly Proof by Rachel Dylan. I'm just starting chpt. 15, so that's the line I'll share:

    "On Monday morning, Kate heard her email ping and saw the message was from the Northern District of Georgia. Her heartbeat sped up as she clicked to open it."

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    1. Uh-oh. why is her heartbeat racing?! Thanks for sharing, happy Friday!

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