First Lines Fridays | 6/24/22

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!

“They say you can spot a true shénnóng-shĩ by their hands-palms colored by the stain of the earth, fingertips scarred from thorns, a permanent crust of soil and blood darkening the crescents of their nails.”

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Can you guess what book it is?

Did you guess it? Have you read this one? I got this one from the library.

📖 ~ Yolanda

First Lines Fridays | 5/20/22

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!

“Pa was taking too long to cut the boys’ throats.”

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Can you guess what book it is?

Did you guess it? Have you read this one? I finally got this one on Kindle Unlimited and started reading it!

📖 ~ Yolanda

First Lines Fridays | 5/13/22

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!

“When books are your life – or in my case, your job- you get pretty good at guessing where a story is going.”

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Can you guess what book it is?

Did you guess it? Have you read this one? I just read this one and the review will be up on my blog tomorrow!

📖 ~ Yolanda

First Lines Fridays | 4/29/22

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!

“The Law of Greeting stole me away. The machinations of man brought me back, torn from the Wittenhame and dragged – ragged and bloody – back to the washed out world of mortals.”

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Can you guess what book it is?

Did you guess it? Have you read this one? I still need to read it. It’s a series that seems to be going on past three books and always ending in cliffhangers – so we shall see how far I commit to it.

📖 ~ Yolanda

First Lines Fridays | 4/22/22

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!

“Father told me I’m broken.”

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Can you guess what book it is?

Did you guess it? Have you read this one? I’m reading this one right now and loving it so far!

📖 ~ Yolanda

First Lines Fridays | 1/14/22

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!

“The bell hanging outside the curiosity shop knew the human was trouble from the way he moved through the door.”

Can you guess what book it is?

Did you guess it? Have you read this one?

📖 ~ Yolanda

First Lines Fridays | 12/17/21

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!

“Everything is burning, so many flames it looks as if we set the sky on fire.”

Can you guess what book it is?

Did you guess it? Have you read this one?

📖 ~ Yolanda

First Lines Fridays | 12/9/21

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!

“Once upon a time, on the coldest night of midwinter, in the darkest heart of the forest, Death and Fortune came to a crossroads.”

Can you guess what book it is?

Did you guess it? I just started this one and already I’m loving it. Have you read this one?

📖 ~ Yolanda

First Lines Fridays | 11/5/21

Yesterday was my birthday and yay, I got some funds to maybe buy a book or two lol! How is your week going?

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!

“Malibu catches fire.”

Can you guess what book it is?

Did you guess it? This one was the summer read of 2021 I think and I’m only reading it now. So far so good! Have you read this one?

📖 ~ Yolanda

First Lines Fridays | 10/29/21

How is your week going? Are you ready for Halloween? Do you dress up at all or do you not celebrate it? This year we are going trick or treating and passing out candy. I hope all of you that do celebrate it have a safe Halloween!

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!

“She was born breech, in the deep of the night. The midwife, Martha, had to seize her by the ankles and drag her from the womb. She slipped out easy, dropped limp into Martha’s arms, and lay still as stone.”

Can you guess what book it is?

Did you guess right? And I don’t know why I picked books with births in their first paragraphs for the past two weeks! LOL that is totally coincidental! 🤦🏻‍♀️ I just read this one and it’s dark and witchy! Have you read it?

📖 ~ Yolanda