Thursday, March 5, 2020

First Line Friday #97

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 posted this week.


"We seek an enlargement of our being. We want to be more than ourselves."

Happy Reading!


  1. My first line comes from The Blue Cloak by Shannon McNear
    June1,1797 Knox County, Tennessee
    It was unbecoming to be jealous of a dear friend’s marriage.

  2. Happy Friday! My first line is from "Take a Chance on Me by Becky Wade:

    "The hospital's electronic doors whooshed open as Penelope Quinn rushed toward the emergency room."

  3. Happy Friday! I haven't read that one by C.S. Lewis. Today, I'm sharing the first line from An Uncommon Woman by Laura Frantz: "Why could she not quit pondering that flounced petticoat?"

    1. It was one I was unfamiliar with too, but a lovely little read that I enjoyed.

  4. Happy Friday! 🙂
    Today on my blog I’m sharing the first line from Promised by Leah Garriott: It’s such a good book. I’m currently reading When He Found Me by Victoria Bylin so I’ll share a line from there.
    “Getting the apartment ready in twenty four hours took all the energy MJ could muster.”
    Hope you have a great weekend. Happy reading! ❤📖

  5. I'm sharing from A Convenient Fiction by Mimi Matthews on my blog today. This is the second line:

    "The water lapped over her head, leaves and debris floating along the surface in the midmorning sun."

    Happy Friday!

  6. "Coming back from the dead can be rough. In the Envoy Corps they teach you to let go before storage. Stick it in neutral and float. It's the first lesson and the trainers drill it into you from day one."

    Altered Carbon by Richard Morgan.

  7. I think I have read that. I think I have read everything the man wrote!
    Mine: "The Green Berets is a book of truth." From The Green Berets by Robin Moore. #5 bestseller in 1965. There was also a movie and a hit song. He cashed in on all of them. I am almost done. There are truths and they are maddening, but I have such huge negative feelings about the Vietnam War that mostly I have been deeply creeped out by reading the book.

    1. It is a lovely little collection of his quotes, reviews, and letters pertaining to the value of reading and books. Perfect for me!


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