Thursday, March 15, 2018

First Line Friday: Civil Rights Edition



First Line Friday is brought to you by Hoarding Books. It's super easy to participate. Just grab the book nearest you and post the first line. Or, you can bend the rules a bit, as I often do, and post the first paragraph, the first line of a certain chapter, etc. I once even posted the LAST line of the introduction of a book because it was THAT good. Then head over to Hoarding Books to check out the others who have posted from the linky widget and see what lines they have selected.

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"The Civil Rights Movement was one of the most dramatic periods of American history, marked by rapid and profound change."

I am already 35% into the book already (just got it from NetGalley this morning) and it is fantastic. Hearing these stories directly from the women who lived them is such a crucial part of our understanding. We need to treasure these witnesses to history and hear their truths, before they are gone.

Sarah

27 comments:

  1. Happy Friday!

    My First Line Fridays comes from a book I'm hoping to get to soon, Between Friends by Debbie Macomber.

    Dearest Momma,
    I thought you should know Mike and I had a baby girl on September first. I realize Daddy said I wasn’t to contact either of you ever again, but I felt you’d want to know you had a granddaughter.

    Have a great weekend and happy reading!😀📚📕

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    1. I definitely want to know the backstory on this one - why was she not supposed to contact her parents again??

      Happy Friday!

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  2. I love NetGalley! It's so fun to be able to read books early. :) Happy Friday and happy reading Sarah!

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    1. Oh Heather, NetGalley is my best and worst friend! I am finally back up above 80% though, whew. So many great titles. Happy Reading!

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  3. NetGalley is dangerous to my TBR! But also so convenient to get a hold of some of the books I look forward to reading.

    Here are the first couple lines from my current read:

    Brandi's head throbbed. The hateful words still sizzled in her ears as the front door brushed open. (Finding Evergreen by Jennifer Rodewald)

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    1. SO. DANGEROUS. I get my read-ratio under control, then go on a spree and request a bunch of books. OI! But I am trying to be better, and it is marginally working. But just marginally.

      Happy Reading!

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  4. Happy Friday! My first line is from At Home with Daffodils by Paula Moldenhauer:

    "Not again!"

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    1. I think your lines wins for 'Shortest First Line'! Thanks for sharing, happy Friday!

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  5. I love NetGalley - sometimes a little too much ;)
    Though I’m sharing a book with an Irish hero, The Promise of Breeze Hill by Pam Hillman, on my blog today, here’s the first line of an audiobook I’ve borrowed from the library on a friend’s recommendation, The Bookshop on the Corner (or, in the UK, The Little Shop of Happily Ever After) by Jenny Colgan:

    “The problem with good things that happen is that very often they disguise themselves as awful things.”

    Happy Friday!

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    1. Oh man Yvette, it is a problem! I had to make it one of my book resolutions to focus primarily on getting all the galleys finished that I ignored last year when I started my own book. It is tough because I keep finding new ones to request!

      Thanks for sharing your line, Happy Friday!

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  6. Happy Friday!

    Today at my blog, I am sharing the first lines from Jennifer Delamere's latest novel, The Heart's Appeal. It's such a great book!

    Here I will share the first lines from my next-up book, Finding Evergreen by Jennifer Rodewald. This is my first read of this author's works, but I am very excited!!!

    "July
    Brandi's head throbbed. The hateful words still sizzled in her ears as the front door brushed open. Ethan stepped over the threshold."

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    1. Happy Friday to you too Nicole! Thanks for sharing your line with me - what were the hateful words??

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  7. Oh NetGalley! How it tempts us!!!

    Ty Remington blamed the homemade orange marmalade cake for why he found himself huddled under an overhang off some faraway path in Glacier National Park, shivering, praying he might live through the night.
    Storm Front by Susan May Warren

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    1. NetGalley is my best and worst friend. I have tried being a lot ore selective, because one of my book resolutions this year was to finish up those I ignored when I started writing my own book. I am having marginal success, haha.

      Thank you for coming by, Happy Friday!

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  8. From the book I'm reading now:

    "This book was conceived in a boom and written in a bust".

    Ground Control by Anna Minton.

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    1. I had to go look it up on Goodreads, and added it to my TBR. Very interesting topic, thanks for sharing!

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    2. I'm reading a LOT of political stuff right now. I'm guessing that not much of it will appeal to many American readers though.... far too Left-wing [grin].

      I think you might like 'Ground Control' though. It's mostly about Britain but there are many references to the US in it.

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    3. If your left-wing and our left-wing are anything alike, it will appeal to plenty - especially the 3 million+ more who did voted for Clinton over this shitshow we have right now. Besides, a lot of the ones who voted for him probably can't read anyway!

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    4. From what I can tell from watching your politics on TV (and reading about it on-line) your Left-wing is like our Centre-Right. Our Left-wing would be far-Left in the US. Then of course we have what *we* consider to be far-Left... Which would probably be off the scale over there... [lol]. BUt no doubt you'll see it over @ my place when it happens.

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    5. I REALLY need to learn more about UK politics - especially if I mean to buy a castle and live in Scotland some day.

      I am fairly far to our left: universal healthcare, universal background checks for firearm purchases (and a ban on semi-automatic weapons and accessories like bump stocks that make a weapon automatic), a proud rainbow flag waving Ally who believes women should make choices for themselves about their own bodies and it is not really the government's business to be all up in anyone's uterus.

      I don't know a whole lot about the UK game right now, but I do know that I do not like Theresa May.

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  9. On my blog, I'm sharing the first line from a book I'm currently reading, Praying For Strangers, by River Jordan. Here, I'll share the first line of the chapter I'm currently on. "We've spent the night at the ski resort catching up and sharing belated Christmas presents." Have a great weekend!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by to share your line, Happy Friday!

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  10. That sounds fascinating!

    I'm sharing the first line from A Season to Dance by Patricia Beal on my blog today, but I'll share here from the book I'm currently reading: A Chance at Forever by Melissa Jagears:

    "I wish you luck, George."
    "It's Aaron now. Don't forget."

    Have a great weekend!

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    1. It's a great read, I am almost done with it already. Thanks for sharing your line!

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  11. Well that sure sets the tone for the rest of the book doesn't it! Glad you are enjoying it.

    Here is the opening from my favourite story for you: "All children, except one, grow up." Have a great week.

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    1. It's great, I can't recommend it enough! Thank you for stopping by and sharing a favorite line of yours, have a wonderful week and happy Reading!

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