Friday, February 24, 2017

First Line Fridays | 2.24.17

I'm starting yet another new thing on my blog! :) I noticed one of the blogs I followed had this "First Line Fridays." You know me and books. If it has to do with books I like, I'm in. ;) The group has cheerfully added me and I'm excited to start joining in the fun!

So... my first day. I have to acknowledge what is probably my favorite first-line of all...

Makes me smile every time.

What is one of your favorite first lines?

Also, be sure to hop along to all of these other blogs and see what First Lines they have to share!

Rachel - Bookworm Mama
Lauraine - Lauraine's Notes
Robin - Robin's Nest
Kathleen - Kathleen Denly


Becky Smith said...

LOVE Pride & Prejudice!!! My first line is: "The cheerful yellow house didn't look all that imposing as Silas Jones stood in front of its fence for the fourth time that day."
From For the Sake of the Children by Danica Favorite

Bree Herron said...

“The world outside still clung to the previous night, the shadows not quite releasing their hold to the breaking light over the mountain ridge outside Aspen Hills, Colorado.”-Fatality by Firelight
A Cat Latimer Mystery, Book 2
by Lynn Cahoon

I love reading classic books and Pride and Prejudice make me so happy!

Bree Herron said...

“The world outside still clung to the previous night, the shadows not quite releasing their hold to the breaking light over the mountain ridge outside Aspen Hills, Colorado.”-Fatality by Firelight
A Cat Latimer Mystery, Book 2
by Lynn Cahoon

Great First line this week! Happy reading!

Caryl Kane said...

Amanda, welcome to FLF!

It was the second time in fifteen minutes that the power had gone out at the church, and it was noticeably darker this time. The Reason by William Sirls

Happy Friday and happy reading!

Sarah said...

Happy Friday!

My line is from "Women of the Twelfth Century" by Georges Duby. I cheated a little this week and included my first paragraph this time around.

"Beneath the dome of the church at Fontevraud - in the twelfth century, one of the largest and most prestigious abbeys for women in France - one sees today four recumbent statues, the remains of old funerary monuments, Three of them are carved from soft limestone: that of Henry Plantagenet, count of Anjou and Maine through his father, duke of Normandy and king of England through his mother; that of his son and successor, Richard Coeur de Lion; and that of Isabella of Angouleme, second wife of John Lackland, Richard's brother, who became king in his turn in 1199. The fourth effigy, of painted wood, represents Eleanor, heiress to the duchy of Aquitaine, wife of Henry and mother of Richard and John; she died at Fontevraud, where she had finally taken the veil, on 31 March 1204."

englishmysteriesblog said...

Welcome to the First Line Friday fun Amanda! This is one of my favorite lines from my very favorite book. :)

An Uncertain Choice
by Jody Hedlund

And the first line is...

Montfort Castle, Ashby
In the year of our Lord 1390

"My slippered feet slapped the dirt road, and my heart hammered aginst my chest like a battering ram."

Happy reading and Happy Friday!

englishmysteriesblog said...

Hey Amanda, I wanted to clarify my other post. Pride and Prejudice is my very favorite book. :)

Sydney Anderson said...

I found the box in the attic of an old farmhouse in Norway.
~East by Edith Pattou

Beth Erin said...

Ah, Pride and Prejudice! Nice choice!

A high-pitched shriek echoed down the hall of the wedding chapel.
The Vegas Proposal by Julie Jarnagin

Andie said...

Classic choice!

Hi Amanda, and welcome!

1297 BC

Naomi lifted the hem of her robe as her feet fairly flew down Bethlehem's streets toward the outskirts of town.
Redeeming Grace by Jill Eileen Smith

Amanda T. said...

Wow guys, you've swamped me! :) I'm loving this already. ;) Thank you all for the very warm welcome!

@ Becky - thanks for the quote!

@ Bree - I agree, P&P just makes me happy. I haven't read it for a few years though... I think Mr. Bennett was my favorite character. ;) His humor...

@ Caryln - sounds interesting!

@ Sarah - I enjoy biographies! That sounds like a great opening to one.

@ Heather - thanks for clarifying. ;) And I love the "hammering like a battering ram." Brings me right into the era. :)

@ Sydney - thanks for sharing!

@ Beth - thank you. :) What an opening you shared!

@ Andie - thanks for the quote. :)

Looking forward to doing more FLF with you guy!

Fiction Aficionado said...

Welcome to FLF! Such a great first line to start with :-)

My first line is from The Message in a Bottle Romance Collection:

1170 AD, Ciar's Kingdom, Ireland
The skies were as unsettled as her own future.

1715, Argyllshire, Scotland
"Are ye ready, miss?"
Meg's stomach twisted at Mother Aila's question.

June 1798, New York City
Abigail Van de Klerk opened the door to the house she shared with her father on Pearl Street.

July 6, 1864, Roswell, Georgia
Water roared over the dam behind her, an echo of the blood rushing in her ears.

Late June 1890, Coronado Island, California
Cold water slid across his body, the dip and rise of the swell bringing challenge to his course.

Rachel said...

P & P is one of my favorite first lines for sure!!!!
"Scarlet was descending toward the alley behind the Rieux Tavern when her portscreen chimed from the passenger seat, followed by an automated voice: "Comm received for Mademoiselle Scarlet Benoit from the Toulouse Law Enforcement Department of Missing Persons." - From Scarlet by Marissa Meyer - Book 2 in The Lunar Chronicles! Happy Friday!!!! And welcome to the team!!!

Carrie said...

Welcome to the gang, Amanda! Love that line - an enduring fave!

Amanda T. said...

What a neat collection ("The Message in the Bottle"). I love the concept!
Thank you all for sharing your quotes. :) Looking forward to this Friday!

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