What’s the first line of the book you’re currently reading?What’s the first line of the book you’re currently reading? Kathy #questionnaire
Half blinded by the storm, she stumbled into the open area between two buildings.
“What’s wrong?” I asked.
George and Kathy Lutz moved into 112 Ocean Avenue on December 18. Twenty-eight days later, they fled in terror
What book is this?
@Henry an old favorite of mine!
“I became what I am today at the age of twelve, on a frigid overcast day”
I love women. Young. Old. Tall or short.
I recognize this which book is it?
@Linda no it’s Audrey Carlen’s International Guy volume 1.
@Shannon it’s International Guy by Audrey Carlen
It releases July 10th.
Ok, i haven’t read it then lol
humpin’ Hannah’s seems determined to commmunicate via its name that it welcomes all manner of people, especially those without class and with questionable hygiene.
It Was Felling Night, and the usual crowd had gathered at the Waystone Inn.
Our train gnashed its way along frozen tracks towards the white-capped fangs of the Carpathian Mountains.
Ove is 59
He drives a Saab he’s the kind of man who points at people he doesn’t like the look of
In the dusky haze of evening a ruddy-cheeked newsboy strond along Fifth Avenue proclaiming the future.
The Heart’s Invisible Furies by John Boyne… absolutely phenomenal, poignant, funny, and breathtaking. (Not my current read but my favorite opening line and a favorite book)
Definitely sounds like a page turner with an intro like that
I’m going to add it to my list on goodreads ?
Yes, I didn’t know anything about the book except that opening line someone posted and I had to find out more. It’s an absolutely incredible book! It gets better and better as it goes too… Its big but I read it in a couple days.
Samantha Grey or samas those closest to her her put down her kitbag and wrinkled her nose.
Watch your step. Keep your wits about you, you will need them.
Sounds interesting. What book?
The Crimson Petal and the White by Michel Faber 🙂 A magnificent book!!
There was something you wanted to tell me, wasn’t there? What was it you were trying to say? I feel like I drifted out of this conversation a long time ago.
Eddie O’Rourke found a cheap second-story hotel room downtown El Paso and got ready to start his new job at Home Depot. He checked in with his El Paso parole officer, a fat guy named Wally with the photo of a fat wife and two fat kids, who did touchy-feely with his chubby female assistant that sent her giggling as she pulled her shirt together. When Wally insisted his parolee call him Mr. Wallace, Eddie figured right off the set-up wasn’t going to work.
What’s the title of your book?
TOUGH MONEY SPLIT.
“The hottest day of summer so far was drawing to a close and a drowsy silence lay over the large, square houses of Privet Drive”
Its taking me a while to get through this book… Only half way through! :-/
Chris Brennen was applying for s teaching job at Central Valley High School, but he was a fraud.
I’ve never been afraid of ghosts!
Standing on the edge of a crowded road, I looked down onto the rolling fields of the Tula Valley and got my first glimpse of the Shadow Fold.
“I haven’t touched another person in three years.”
“There was once, in the country of Alifbay, a sad city, the saddest of cities, a city so ruinously sad that it had forgotten its name.”
The money arrived on a Tuesday.
That Touch of Ink by Diane Vallere
Forks. Knives. Spoons.
UNTIL THAT PHONE CALL it had been an ordinary day. Laden with groceries, I was walking home through Bermondsey, a neighbourhood of London, just south of the river. It was a stifling August evening and when the phone rang I considered ignoring it, keen to hurry home and shower. Curiosity got the better of me so I slowed, sliding the phone out of my pocket, pressing it against my ear – sweat pooling on the screen. It was my dad.
Which book is this?
The Farm by Tom Rob Smith
@Kamrul thank you!
@Kamrul, I read that one.
The body. The body the body the body.
Is that from Broken Monsters?
I’m almost finished with it, really good!
@Angel, still sitting in my amazon cart but I think you’ve convinced me. Crazy opening line.
I would love to elaborate but I might spoil it. lol
The baby owl blinked its round yellow eyes at Lawrence, and the boy blinked back.
My name is Nao, and I am a time being.
A Tale For The Time Being – Ruth Ozeki.
My mother and I lived alone.
So intent was Frank upon solving the puzzle of Lemarchard’s box that he didn’t hear the great bell begin to ring.
The gale tore at him and he felt its bite deep within and he knew that if they did not make landfall in three days they would all be dead.
sounds good! what is it!
Shogun by James Clavell
oh ok! never read it! always kind of wanted to! 🙂
I read it many years ago and enjoyed it then so I thought I would give it another try.
It wasn’t until the first body was found that anyone took the film seriously.
What book is this from?
When I was little, the great mystery to me wasn’t how babies were made, but why.
what book is it?
My sister’s keeper ☺️
In the early 1850s, few pedestrians strolling past the house on H Street in Washington, near the White House, realized that the ancient widow seated by the window, knitting and arranging flowers, was the last surviving link to the glory days of the early republic.
Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow
@Sarah Good book.
I’m about a third of the way through it. I love it, but have to take it slowly
“Where did he go?” A strong gust nearly stole the question from Falmagon Sej’s lips.
The Highborn Longwalker by Joshua Robertson
The woman was a rare beauty in that she knew nothing of her perfection.
Redemption Road by John Hart
He gripped The steering wheel loosely as the car, its lights out, drifted slowly to a stop.
The shutters swinging in the storm winds were the only sign of her entry.
If the woman howling from the backseat of Agent Carson’s black SUV weren’t already dead, I would’ve strangled her.
Asha lured the dragon with a story.
what book is this?
The Last Namsara by Kristen Ciccarelli
Amos Decker would forever remember all three of their violent deaths in the most paralyzing shade of blue. Memory Man by David Baldacci
@Chi Vox by Christina Dalcher
“There is darkness,” the boy said.
The terror, which would not end for another twenty-eight years-if it ever did end-began, so far as I know or can tell, with a boat made from a sheet of newspaper floating down a gutter swollen with rain.
@Angel yes!!! My 1st and last (for a long time) thick book lol.
I know it’s a challenge!
One of my very favorite books! I’ve read it six times. <3
‘My bags were packed and my provisions loaded. I was ready for adventure.’
The thunder starts as we’re saying goodbye, leaving each other for the summer holidays ahead.
‘TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:My name is Wilfred Leland James,and this is my confession.’
The light from the workbench lamp shone down on an ingot of pure silver!
Don’t believe the stories you have heard about me.
“A secret is a strange thing.”
I was born at Brackish-Pond, in Bermuda, on a farm belonging to Mr Charles Myners.
“There could have been prophecy in the storm that blew up at the time of Julia’s birth.”
In 1980, a year after my wife leapt to her death from the Silas Perlman Bridge in Charleston South Carolina, I moved to Italy to begin life anew, taking our small daughter with me.
what book is that?
Beach Music by Pat Conroy
“I killed a whore today.”
It could have been anything making its way through the Georgia underbrush.
what book is that?
Dark Secrets of the Old Oak Tree by Dolores J. Wilson
The late twentieth century has witnessed a scientific gold rush of astonishing proportions: the headlong and furious haste to commercialize genetic engineering.
The first time I slept with Poppy, I cried.
She hanged herself from a plant hook.
Really …. !!! I love that one …. xxxx
It definitely grabs your attention @Louise 🙂
@Carmaleta and the book is …. ???
@Louise Walking After Midnight by Karen Robards 🙂
Sally Marchant ran headlong down the street,arms and legs pumping like pistons and socks bagging around her ankles.
Last night on Juhu beach I startled a prostitute, hard at work beneath a client in the cigarette-butt salted sand.
When the White Noise went off, we were in the garden, pulling weeds.
I bear a deep red stain that runs from my left shoulder down to my right hip, a trail left by the herbwitch’s poison that my mother used to try to expel me from her womb.
Angel pushed the canvas flap back just enough to look out at the mud street.
Pick me. It’s all I can do not to scream.
The Alloy of Law, by Brandon Sanderson.
A cool breeze shook the old wind chimes on the balcony outside the ambassador’s room.
On the morning he was to die, the old man woke early and set about making breakfast.
All children, except one, grow up.
Her bare feet pounded the gravel, the sharp stones cutting mercilessly into her skin.
The moment builds; it swells and builds -the moment when I realise we have lost.
@Amy, oh goodie, that’s already in my tbr bookcase.
Ahh that’s great . However though it’s interesting I haven’t been able to read at all today … Just sooo tired. Will probably finish it tomo or day after
@Amy, good read so far?
Yeah so far so good but only finished like 7 chapters
One to savor…
I often wonder what would have happened if I hadn’t seen her car that day.
The only things moving in the vastness of the Llolung Valley were two black specks, barly larger then the frost split boulders that covered the valley floor, inching along a faint track.
The Hog’s Head Inn, quieter than most nights due to the storm, still had its share of excitement.
Wow, that’s a long sentence!!
I started out typing it and gave up. I thought it would never end, hence the photo.
My sweater was new, red stinging and ugly. ( Sharp Objects)
I was carrying a bucket full of severed limbs and human organs to the incinerator.
Sometimes I wish I was forewarned, or I guess aware, to soak in the moment right before something pivotal happened.
It was a dark and stormy night. Not kidding
Is it A Wrinkle in Time?
@Stevie, loved it! And the sequels!!
@Cheryl I noticed that there were a lot them. Only on page 78 so not sure how this is going to go.
, I originally read them when I was a kid, and it was only a trilogy; since then, I’ve only re-read the first book! I found them to be quick reads every time, just because they’re so gripping… the author made it easy to get into the story and get lost there!!
Why do the guilty always run?
Izzy was suffering from a dull, rattling hangover on the morning of the formal introductions.
In my forty years I, Zarite Sedella, have had better luck than other slaves. I am going to have a long life and my old age will be a time of contentment because my star – mi details – also shines when the night is cloudy ….
Predictive text strikes again.. My star mi z’etoile …
The girl with the dark hair walks down the wooden front stairs and lowers herself into the yellowing lagoon of ankle-high grass.
It happened every year, was almost a ritual.
It has been sixty-four years since the president and the consortium identified love as a disease, and forty-three since the scientists perfected a cure.
@Katie, I’ll look into it. Any good? Who’s the author?
I’m liking it so far. It’s a series by Lauren Oliver who also wrote Before I Fall
i’ve heard of her. This sounds pretty interesting.
I just started reading it but I heard it’s a good series.
@Katie, thanks. I’m going to check it out.
He was born into cramped alleys and foul air, fish stink and garbage and the Bellman’s call – Remember the clocks, look well to your locks.
First there was nothing.
Frans Balder hade alltid betraktat sig som en usel far.
“Do you know?” Matthew Carlton Hazard used to say in happier times, “the earliest chief thing I knew in my life?”
This time she was going to die, of that she was certain.
@Cari The Letter by Kathryn Hughes.
@Sherrie, I’ll check it out. Any good?
Kaylee Capshaw needed a new life.
If you skip the prologue, the first line is, “You have to go to the ends of the Earth in order to leave the Earth.”
Otherwise the first line is, “I’m sitting at the head of my dining room table at home win Houston, finishing dinner with my family: my longtime girlfriend, Amiko; my daughters, Samantha and Charlotte; my twin brother, Mark; his wife, Gabby; his daughter, Claudia; our father, Richie; and Amiko’s son, Corbin.”
That prologue intro line isn’t nearly as exciting. haha
“A man with binoculars.”
“I’d stolen two golden apples from Zeus’ favored orchard.”
“My husband did not mean to kill Annie Doyle, but the lying tramp deserved it.”
This sounds familiar. What is it?
Lying in Wait (Liz Nugent). I just started it today. ?
hmmmm, have not read it but I think it’s actually on my wish list.
When he emerges from the bathroom she is awake, propped up against the pillows and flicking through the travel brochures thay were beside his bed.
“The orbital pod impacted, and metal wrenched and sparked.”
What book is it? I think I’d like it.
@Elizabeth It’s the first line of Ghosts of Onyx the fourth book in the Halo series.
“The town was in flames.”
The BDM-7743 is our fastest version with entirely new contrast and color gradient controls….
“It was early morning, but dark clouds had already begun to gather above the rolling, green hills of…”
Everyone in Shaker Heights was talking about that summer, when the Richardson’s house burned down.
Such a good read so far!!
Just finished this tonight !
“Gwendolyn Margaret Elizabeth Lancaster,” said Mother in a firm, cross voice, “you will cease this nonsense at once.”
“I watched from the window as the boys tumbled out of the brick schoolhouse across the field from us.”
Amal Unbound by Aish Sawed
It only took a split second, although to Secret Service agent Sean King it seemed like the longest split second ever.
Tel me, what is happiness?
8th January 1946
Friday. (Jack Reacher One Shot)
“Augie Odenkirk had a 1997 Datsun that still ran well in spite of high mileage, but gas was expensive, especially for a man with no job, and City Center was on the far side of town, so he decided to take the last bus of the night.”
Chaol Westfall, former Captain of the Royal Guard and now Hand to the newly crowned King of Adarlan, has discovered that he hated one sound above all others.
“A blond woman opened the door, her swollen left eye shining with the rich color and texture of an overripe eggplant.” Dharma Kelleher’s Chaser
“The first day of term has a flavour that is all its own; a whiff of lazy days behind and a foretaste of the busy future.”
“Prague, early May.” – Days of Blood and Starlight, Laini Taylor
Laura Ingalls Wilder’s early life was shaped by the Homestead Act of 1862 and the adage repeated by her parents: “It is better farther on.”
Sounds good! What is it?
@Vicki I think I read that…
It’s very interesting. Tells a lot about how Laura compiled her Little House books.
“I woke up in the year 1944 and the world was on fire!”
i loves those books as a kid.
In 2016 the United States was attacked by a foreign enemy power.
People’s lives-their real lives, as opposed to their simple physical existences-begin at different times.
Faster than a speeding Kitchen Aid mixer, I scraped the freshly squeezed lime juice and lime zest into the bowl and beat the batter to a creamy pale green.
When she was twelve, my sister fell into a grave.
Mine too!!! ?
@Antoinette, go figure. The first line is all I’ve read so far.
Three luscious lemon tarts glistened up at Catherine. ?✨
I hate when food looks at me that way ?
holy shit same
Heartless by Marissa Meyer
@Hayle I finished it last night !!!! ??
What??!!! I can barely pass through chapter 5! I have school, though, so that’s the reason…
@Hayle Hahahah yea you’re busy.. I’m not.. so…
But you’ll love it !! :’)
“So you saw it last night? Lucky you was – there aren’t many get a look at it, and I’ve been laughed at often enough for saying I’ve seen it.”
@Ainne, I agree. Dying to know what they saw.
Three luscious lemon tarts glistened up at Catherine.
I walk to the bus station by myself
Theodore is in the ground.
Nothing as i have just finished 1 & haven’t started another yet
Just after 4am, under a starless sky, a man in a well-worn tweed coat & black knit cap crossed broadway onto front street, humming a tune as he strolled south to Sydney G. Walton square
“On the pleasant banks of the Garonne, in the province of Gascony, stood, in the year 1584, the chateau of Monsieur St. Aubert.” – “The Mysteries of Udolpho” by Ann Radcliffe
The Fortune Teller.
It’s just a little dinner party
What the hell! He didn’t have time to think, only react.
“That spring, rain fell in great sweeping gusts that rattled the rooftops.”
Light glanced off of the empty throne and streaked across the wide room, peeking around corners and climbing the walls.
He had never killed before but it hadn’t been as difficult as he had imagined.
Ooh! What’s this one? The author wasn’t kidding around, he just grabbed your attention right away!!
Yes, do tell!
It is a Terri Blackstock series, The Sun Coast Chronicles. That came from Ulterior motives. Next one starts, the Buick has been tailing Beth Wright for miles. I have enjoyed all of her books so far
I’ll have to look for it!! Thanks!!
Out here, darkness meant death.
Camden ,with its ring of mountains rising behind the white clapboard houses facing Penobscot Bay, made the most of its view.