First Line Friday is brought to you by Hoarding Books. Playing along is easy: open the book nearest you and share the first line. Then check out the link to see the other first lines offered up this week.
"The first thing I ever hacked was bedtime."
I ended up skimming a bit more than I like to and still found this a valuable read. I understand a lot more clearly what he did and how he ended up stranded in Russia, of all places.
Leave a comment and let me know what you think.
Over on my blog I'm sharing the first line from A Match for Emma by Pepper Basham.ReplyDelete
Here I'll share with you the first line from chapter 5 --
"There was something about front porch swings."
I hope you have a wonderful weekend full of bookish delights!
Thanks so much Trisha, hope your week has been the same!Delete
I guess it would be interesting to find out what was going through this guy's head but what he did infuriates so I don't think I could bring myself to read it. :(ReplyDelete
At first I was pretty furious about what he did as well, but I definitely understand it much better now. I can't say that I blame him, when he uncovered all that was really going on.Delete
i couldn't move the first book because the computer would have fallen off the desk, so i grabbed the second one, a bio of John Dalton by Millington: "John Dalton was born at Eaglesfield in Cumberland on the 6th of September 1766."ReplyDelete
Yikes! Glad the computer survived and you could still play along.Delete
Happy Friday! 😀ReplyDelete
Over on my blog I'm sharing the first line from Misleading Miss Verity by Carolyn Miller: https://christianfictiongirl.blog/2019/11/07/first-line-friday-109/. I'm currently reading Once Upon a Christmas, a novella collection. I'll share a line from there:
"Stretching her arm, Li slammed her hand on her phone and tapped to snooze the alarm."
Hope you have a great weekend filled with awesome reading time. 🙂❤📖
Sounds like me. I have to set five alarms just to make sure I am up on time. I am successful 85% of the time.Delete
My first line is from The Pursuit of Home by Kristi HunterReplyDelete
Marlborough, England 1816
Sometimes, despite time, distance, and a significant amount of ignoring it, the past never quite went away.
Thanks for sharing, Paula!Delete
"They brought in Joiry's tall commander, struggling between two men-at-arms who tightly gripped the ropes which bound their captive's mailed arms. They picked their way between the mounds of dead as they crossed the great hall towards the dais where the conqueror sat, and twice slipped a little in the blood that splattered the flags."ReplyDelete
Black God's Kiss by C L Moore from Shambleau (Collection).
Happy Saturday! Today I'm sharing the first line from Forged Through Fire: A Reconstructive Surgeon's Story of Survival, Faith, and Healing by Mark D. McDonough, MD: "I woke perspiring as an intense wall of heat rolled across the room."ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing your line, Jolene!Delete
Snowden is such a curious person.ReplyDelete
My first line comes from the second book in Andre Norton's Witch World series: "In the night there had been storm with great gusts of angry wind to batter ancient walls, aim spear thrusts of rain at the window slits of the chamber."
He really is. I still have mixed feelings, but completely understand why he did what he did. The whole getting stuck in Russia thing really sucks though. It's not like Putin would have any qualms about picking him up and "requesting" his IT skills be used...Delete
It's a fascinating story, to be sure. I should read it or something like it to understand more about him. I tend to err towards let the information out but I don't know the details so I probably don't know enough to make an informed decision.ReplyDelete
I am the same way. I have mixed feelings still, but I get why he did it, and people have the right to know. Except then it leads to the caution needed when the surveillance is being done in regards to potential terrorists...it is all very complicated.Delete