First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words. What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines?
- Pick a book off your shelf (it could be your current read or on your TBR) and open to the first page
- Copy the first few lines, but don’t give anything else about the book away just yet – you need to hook the reader first
- Finally… reveal the book!
Here we are at the LAST Friday of July. My son starts school in less than two weeks, in-laws are going to be visiting so I’m trying to stay on top of scheduling posts for the month of August, since I’ll be way to busy to be reading as much I usually do.
I’ll be participating in my first Blog Tour which is exciting and can I just say I have been so happy with 90% of all the books I’ve been reading! There is so much good books out there and that makes me happy. Nothing is more sad than a book slump, but so far there has been no book slump on my end – just lots of catching up to do. 😩
Anyway want to see what I picked up next to read? Here’s a hint:
“The gallows had been erected in the shadow of the clock tower, partly so that the spectators could witness the executions without the nuisance of the sun in their eyes, and partly so that the Tribunal could keep its killings on precise schedule.”
Have you read this book? Is it any good? Let me know in the comments below, I’d love to hear from you! What are you reading this weekend?