Thursday, February 13, 2020

First Line Friday #94

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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"What do you mean it's not airing tomorrow?"

This book is fantastic. It is the second I have read on the Weinstein case and is by far the better of the two - I am referencing She Said by Jodi Kantor and Meghan Twohey. Farrow is much more skilled at writing, which was a surprise to me at first because he was not a print journalist when this all started coming to light; Kantor and Twohey are. This is an excellent account of scummy, powerful men finally being brought down by their terrible crimes and I am here for it 100%.

Leave a comment and let me know what you think!

Happy Reading,


  1. Over on my blog I'm sharing the first line from The Tea Chest by Heidi Chiavaroli. Here I'll share the first line from chapter Thirty-Two: "I should have never held him."

  2. i love when the bad guy gets what's coming to him
    sherry @ fundinmental

    1. Saaaaaame, Sister! The main focus is Weinstein, but Lauer is included when all those allegations came to light - Farrow worked at NBC and knew him. Scum, scum, scum.

  3. Happy Valentine's Day!
    Today I'm sharing from A Kiss is Just a Kiss by Melinda Curtis: It's a really fun, fast read. I'm also reading Children of the Stars by Mario Escobar, so I will share a line from there.
    "Every generation nurses the hope that the world will begin anew."
    Hope you have an excellent weekend! 🥰📚

  4. "It's often been said that everyone who was alive at the time could remember where they were when President Kennedy was shot, or when man first walked on the moon. Over the decades since there have been other momentous events, such as the fall of the Soviet Union, the opening up of China, and the Arab Spring."

    The Consolations of Economics by Gerard Lyons.

    1. For my generation, at least in the US of course, I think the major events that shaped us were Columbine and 9-11. I think it is so interesting to look at what major life and world-changing events occur for each generation.

    2. I think the first BIG thing I remember was the Moon landings in 1969... Then Apollo 11 really sticks in my mind.... SO much history growing up... I have (of course) books about the UK from the 60's onward that are, no doubt, going to bring a lot of nostalgia to the surface. Should be fun.

      BTW - I've seen a few interviews with Ronan Farrow. He's a VERY smart cookie!

    3. He is BRILLIANT! Like, scary smart. I have his other works on my TBR and will hopefully get to them soon.

  5. My first line is from Veiled in Smoke by Jocelyn Green.
    Chicago, Thursday, September 28, 1871
    Meg’s father was gone. Again.

  6. Happy Friday! Today I'm sharing the first line from The Dating Charade by Melissa Ferguson: "If one was going to dip one's toes into the murky, pestilential waters of online dating, an escape plan was critical."


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