Time for another round of First Line Friday, brought to you by Hoarding Books.
This week my line is from a book that, for some reason, my four and a half year old is OBSESSED with, and has been for quite some time. I'm not even sure why, but whenever she looked through the stacks of books on my shelves, or my desk, or the floor, this is always the one she sought. Now I make it super easy for her and it pretty much sits on the shelf at her eye level so she can grab it whenever she wants. Which is often. Whenever I am sitting at my desk working on my own book, she will always ask to play 'book fair', where she for-pretend hands me money and I for-real hand her this book. It makes us both giggle because we know that over and over, this is the book she will "purchase" when she comes around asking, "Do you have any books for me, Book Fair?" I have no character name, I am simply Book Fair. Then she sits on the couch and "reads" it, asking me about the ship and why it got lost. I should clarify, this is because I told her the story of the Mary Celeste, not because she is already reading adult non-fiction history books.
"The ship drifted restlessly through the whitecaps, like a lost soul wandering among tombstones."
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