Thursday, October 31, 2019

First Line Friday #79

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.

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"Dear Girl,

Keep that arm raised!
You have smart things to say!"

Eleanor and I read this book a few months ago and absolutely loved it. In fact, we kept it from the library waaaaay longer than we were supposed to. Oops. The other night I saw a post from A Mighty Girl on Facebook about this very book and someone commented that they are having their daughter's teachers each year write a note to her in the book, and are going to give it to her as a gift.


So, even though it is not original, I am super excited to do the same thing for my mighty girl. I just have to somehow hide the book from her or the next few years 🤔🤔🤔

Leave a comment and let me know what you think.

Happy Reading,


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    1. Right?? I love the idea and hopefully I can hide the book from her for the nextfew years, while also not forgetting where I myself put it, lol

  2. Your daughter is a lucky girl with such a mother!
    "Those months, the months before she disappeared, were the best months." From Then She Was Gone by Lisa Jewell, a book I am somewhat unwillingly reading for a reading group.

    1. Aw, thank you. I usually feel like a failure most of the time! We really love the book, it is such a powerful read for little girls.

  3. "The day after Hosni Mubarak resigned as president of Egypt tens of thousands of people packed Tahrir Square in central Cairo and celebrated their elevation from subjects to citizens by cleaning it up."

    The Arab Uprising - The People Want the Fall of the Regime by Jeremy Bowen.

    1. I remember this on-going series of events so clearly. So many accounts I followed on Twitter related to the uprising, suddenly would go silent. It still worries me to think what might have happened to those who never posted again about what was happening before he resigned.

  4. Sounds like a sweet book!

    Happy Friday!

    Today on my blog I am sharing the first line from The Bright Unknown by Elizabeth Byler Younts. Oh my word is this book amazing!!! Currently, I am reading Once Upon a Christmas: Contemporary Retellings of Timeless Tales. It's a really fun Christmas collection of novellas. I'll share a line from that book here.

    "Being escorted out of the firm by building security wasn't on his to-do list, but he could write it in later ... and cross it off."

    LOL! This book is filled with sweet and sassy stories. I am loving it so far.

    Hope you have a great weekend. Happy reading!

  5. My first line is from Silent Night Suspect by Sharee Stover
    Asia Stratton’s gaze remained transfixed on the lifeless eyes staring back at her

  6. Today I'm sharing the first lines from The Words Between Us by Erin Bartels: "Mostly people only die once. But my father is not most people. He is a monster." Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

    1. Yeesh, that's depressing and awful! Are we talking literal monster? I should probably just go take a gander at your post, shouldn't I? Happy Reading!


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