First Lines Friday – May 17, 2019

First Lines Friday

This is a weekly meme hosted by Wandering Words, where you give the first few lines of a book to hook your readers before introducing the book. Here are my first lines: The beginning is simple to mark. We were in sunlight under a turkey oak, partly protected from a strong, gusty wind. I was kneeling … Continue reading First Lines Friday – May 17, 2019

First Lines Friday – May 10, 2019

First Lines Friday

This is a weekly meme hosted by Wandering Words, where you give the first few lines of a book to hook your readers before introducing the book. Here are my first lines: For the first year, or thereabouts, after his Scotch mother's death the successful lawyer Alan Carrington was conscious, among his other feelings, of … Continue reading First Lines Friday – May 10, 2019

First Lines Friday – May 3, 2019

First Lines Friday

This is a weekly meme hosted by Wandering Words, where you give the first few lines of a book to hook your readers before introducing the book. Here are my first lines: Dominick Corvaisis went to sleep under a light wool blanket and a crisp white sheet, sprawled alone in his bed, but he woke … Continue reading First Lines Friday – May 3, 2019

First Lines Friday – Apr. 26, 2019

First Lines Friday

This is a weekly meme hosted by Wandering Words, where you give the first few lines of a book to hook your readers before introducing the book. Here are my first lines: There were all kinds of stories told about the war that made it sound as if it was happening in a faraway and different … Continue reading First Lines Friday – Apr. 26, 2019

First Lines Friday – Apr. 19, 2019

First Lines Friday

This is a weekly meme hosted by Wandering Words, where you give the first few lines of a book to hook your readers before introducing the book. Here are my first lines: "My father was swerving around cars, speeding, honking. I rested my head on the strap of the seat belt, tried to ignore how … Continue reading First Lines Friday – Apr. 19, 2019

First Line Fridays – Apr. 12, 2019

First Lines Friday

This is a weekly meme hosted by Wandering Words, where you give the first few lines of a book to hook your readers before introducing the book. Here are my first lines: The way I see it, being dead is not terribly far off from being on a cruise ship. Most of your time is spent … Continue reading First Line Fridays – Apr. 12, 2019

Friday First Lines – Apr. 5, 2019

First Lines Friday

This is a weekly meme hosted by Wandering Words, where you give the first few lines of a book to hook your readers before introducing the book. Here are my first lines: "There hadn't been a suicide note. The victim remains resolutely tight-lipped, stone-cold silent; the best and the worst witness of her end. A … Continue reading Friday First Lines – Apr. 5, 2019

First Lines Friday – Mar. 29, 2019

First Lines Friday

This is a weekly meme hosted by Wandering Words, where you give the first few lines of a book to hook your readers before introducing the book. Here are my first lines: "I've always delighted in the free fall between sleep and wakefulness.  Those precious few semi-conscious seconds before you open your eyes when you catch … Continue reading First Lines Friday – Mar. 29, 2019

First Lines Friday – Mar. 22, 2019

First Lines Friday

This is a weekly meme hosted by Wandering Words, where you give the first few lines of a book to hook your readers before introducing the book. Here are my first lines: "A cold dense shadow fell over Jane Richardson as she hurried along the concrete towpath. To her left, moonlight danced over the River Bure’s … Continue reading First Lines Friday – Mar. 22, 2019

First Line Friday – Mar. 15, 2019

First Lines Friday

This is a weekly meme hosted by Wandering Words, where you give the first few lines of a book to hook your readers before introducing the book. Here are my first lines: "October 2, 2010 The voice is brittle.  Raw.  The words sound as if they are being scratched into sandpaper with a coffin nail. '...yrja … Continue reading First Line Friday – Mar. 15, 2019

First Lines Friday – Mar. 8, 2019

First Lines Friday

This is a weekly meme hosted by Wandering Words, where you give the first few lines of a book to hook your readers before introducing the book. Here are my first lines: "Dear Jane, Two years ago, I tried to kill myself.  I was thirteen.  I've never told anyone.  I've never even said the words aloud, … Continue reading First Lines Friday – Mar. 8, 2019

First Lines Friday – Mar. 1, 2019

First Lines Friday

This is a weekly meme hosted by Wandering Words, where you give the first few lines of a book to hook your readers before introducing the book. Here are my first lines: “Bruntfield, New Jersey, just another banal town in a part of the country that nobody thinks about, was about to become famous; or rather, … Continue reading First Lines Friday – Mar. 1, 2019

First Lines Friday – Feb. 22, 2019

First Lines Friday

This is a weekly meme hosted by Wandering Words, where you give the first few lines of a book to hook your readers before introducing the book. Here are my first lines: “July 1820.  There was no doubt about it.  Lord Fennimore was going to have his guts for garters.  Especially after the unfortunate shredded underwear … Continue reading First Lines Friday – Feb. 22, 2019

First Lines Friday – Feb. 15, 2019

First Lines Friday

This is a weekly meme hosted by Wandering Words, where you give the first few lines of a book to hook your readers before introducing the book. Here are my first lines: “In December of 1984, when Raina and I were sophomores, my high school held its first and last annual girls' winter basketball tournament, the … Continue reading First Lines Friday – Feb. 15, 2019