Thursday, June 21, 2018

First Line Friday: The Pentagon


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"It may be ironic that some of the most classically heroic architecture in the United States arose out of some of the worst building sites imaginable."

I unabashedly love non-fiction and reading a biography of a building, or a city, or even a street (all of which I have read - multiple books, even), is my idea of a good time.

Leave a comment and let me know what you think.

Happy Reading!
Sarah

26 comments:

  1. Ooh. A fascinating place to read about, I imagine!

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    1. Yeah, I am looking forward to starting it. I love biographies like this.

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  2. Happy Friday!😊

    My FLF comes from Claiming Her Cowboy by Tina Radcliffe

    If Lucy Maxwell had learned one thing, it was that when life appeared to be going smoothly, it was time to listen closely for the other boot to drop!

    Have a great weekend and happy reading!📚😎

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  3. The building does have a unique shape and is easily recognizable!

    Over on my blog I'm sharing the first line from Karen Whitemeyer's More Than Meets the Eye. There is also a giveaway running on the Author Interview post with Karen on my blog. Please stop by and enter to win an author autographed print copy!

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    1. Yes, I am hoping that it will explain why this design was chosen, as it is a building I know nothing about beyond the basic facts. Happy Reading!

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  4. Interesting read!

    Here's the first line of The Road to Magnolia Glen by Pam Hillman (I hope to finish this one this weekend):

    The Lady Gallant in the middle of the Atlantic Ocian - January 1792
    "Keey your brother away from my sister!"

    Have a fantastic weekend!

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    1. I hope to start it soon, thanks for coming by. Happy Reading!

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  5. This looks interesting!

    I'm sharing about "Just Let Go" by Courtney Walsh on my blog today, but I have "The Hawaiian Discovery" by Wanda Brunstetter and Jean Brunstetter waiting for me to read next.

    Middlebury, Indiana

    Ellen Lambright finished sweeping the kitchen floor and paused from her work to brew a cup of tea.

    Have a great weekend!

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    1. I am excited to start it, thanks for coming by. Happy Reading!

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  6. Happy Friday!!!

    Today on my blog, I'm sharing the first line from As The Tide Comes In by Cindy and Erin Woodsmall. Here I will share the first line from a short story I'm currently reading. It's called "A Lady of Scandal" by Heather B. Moore. It's very good.

    "Hugh couldn't help but think of his biggest question about Anthony and Lady Bridget. Why had Anthony offered to marry her?"

    Hope you have an excellent weekend filled with good reading time!

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    1. Happy Saturday to you Nicole, and I wish all the same bookish goodness for you. Happy Reading!

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  7. This looks like a very interesting book. I took a non-fiction writing class in graduate school, and I absolutely loved it! Thanks for reminding me that I need to read more non-fiction. :) Happy Friday and happy reading!

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    1. I am always glad to be that reminder for people :) And I always have plenty of recommendations if you tell me what you're interested in...Happy Reading!

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  8. It was going to be a fine day. Behold, Here's Poison by Georgette Heyer

    Happy Friday and Happy Reading!

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    1. Happy Saturday Caryl, thanks for coming by. Happy Reading!

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  9. I rarely read non-fiction but I'm glad you enjoy it :) I hope you can stop by:

    http://collettaskitchensink.blogspot.com/2018/06/first-lines-friday-62218.html

    Colletta

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    1. Thank you for coming by Colletta! I love non-fiction, and am always happy to make plenty of recommendations. Happy Reading!

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  10. hmm interesting!
    The book I'm sharing this week is Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte but I'll share here the book I'm currently reading which is Blind Spot by Dani Pettrey: "Luke crouched behind an orange shipping container, dreading to think what it held. Have a great weekend and happy reading!

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  11. My first line(s):

    "As the streets that lead from the Strand to the Embankment are very narrow, it is better not to walk down them arm-in-arm. If you persist, lawyer's clerks will have to make flying leaps into the mud; young lady typists will have to fidget behind you."

    The Voyage Out by Virginia Woolf.

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  12. Happy Friday! My first line is from Light My Fire by Susan May Warren:

    "His knee had turned into a melon, achy and soft, and Tucker Newman's entire body throbbed, right down to the marrow."

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  13. I just finished reading The Love Letter by Rachel Hauck today...

    You see, love stories never worked for her. She never got the guy.

    Happy reading!

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    1. Thanks for sharing your line Beth, I've seen this author quite often on the FLF rounds!

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