Thursday, April 22, 2021

First Line Friday #127


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.

"A husband and wife sit at their dining room table one evening, watching a crime report on the news, sipping tea, and lamenting the violent state of the world."

I have been waiting sooooooo long for this one. I loved Slay and with her debut novel Brittney Morris became a must-read author for me. This hold finally came in from the library this week and I will probably have the book done Thursday night (when I am putting the post together.)

Leave a comment and let me know what you think, and leave a link to your FLF so I can stop by to see what you've posted this week.

Happy Reading!


  1. "When Katelyn Ogden blew up in third period pre-calc, the janitor probably figured he'd only have to scrub guts off one whiteboard this year. Makes sense. In the past, kids didn't randomly explode. Not in pre-calc, not at prom, not even in chem lab, where explosions aren't exactly unheard of. Not one kid. Not one explosion. Ah, the good old days."

    Spontaneous by Aaron Starmer

    1. It's a YA (Yes, I know!) comedy/horror/coming of age/romance novel. I saw the movie trailer a while back, really liked the look of it, recommended it to a friend who loved it and then discovered it was from a book..... Finished it a few days ago. Was very good if rather strange in places!

    2. I can't believe you snagged a YA book and liked it!! Maybe eventually I will get you to read some of my faves! Greg and I have TONS to recommend. I am going to see if my library has this one.

  2. "Zen is traditionally called the School of the Awakened Mind,or The Gate to The Source."

    the pocket Zen Reader, ed. Thomas Cleary

  3. Happy Friday! Today, I'm sharing the first line from The Audacious Miss Eliza by Laura Rollins. "His horse was tense, and it set Mr. Seth Mulgrave's teeth on edge."

  4. Happy Friday!!

    Over on my blog I am sharing the First Line from Present Danger by Elizabeth Goddard

    "Chance Carter should have known this last delivery wouldn't go down without a hitch."

    Have a lovely weekend!

  5. Happy Friday!
    I'm sharing the first line from My Dear Miss Dupre by Grace Hitchcock: I'm currently on chapter 6 so I'll share a line from there.
    "He tucked a curl behind her ear and stepped off the curb to cross the street."
    Hope you have a great weekend. Happy reading! 😀❤📚

  6. My first line is from “Hattie: A Heart that Listens and Eyes the Speak” by Jean L. Kuhnke:

    “Hattie was a mess with mud up to her elbows.”

  7. Over on my blog I shared the first line from Bookshop by the Sea by Denise Hunter. I just finished Aftermath by Terri Blackstock, so I’ll share the first line here: “ Taylor Reid’s phone flashed as she snapped the selfie with her two friends, their heads touching and their backs to the stage.”


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