Friday, December 10, 2010

Book Beginnings on Friday: December 10, 2010


How to participate: Share the first line (or two) of the book you are currently reading on your blog or in the comments. Include the title and the author so we know what you're reading. Then, if you feel so moved, let us know what your first impressions were based on that first line, and let us know if you liked or did not like the sentence. The link-up will be here at A Few More Pages every Friday.

Thanks to Becky at Page Turners for starting this meme and to Rose City Reader for inspiring it!

This week I'm reading The Heroine's Bookshelf by Erin Blakemore (ISBN 9780061958762). Here's the first line of the introduction:

In times of struggle, there are as many reasons not to read as there are to breathe.

Of course, the next few lines explain why the author feels it is so important for her to read in times of struggle. I liked it. It set the stage well for what is to come.

And since I loved the first chapter so much, here's the first line of that:

It is a truth universally acknowledged that going back on a proposal of marriage isn't the best way to start the day.

This line is wonderfully fun, especially since the first chapter focuses on Jane Austen and her Pride and Prejudice heroine, Lizzy Bennet. I'll admit that when I finished the first chapter I happily sighed and hugged the book.

So, what is the first line of your current read, and how did you like it? Please leave the link to your specific post, not just to the front page of your blog.


  1. Brooks @ Literary Brooks
  2. Helen's Book Blog
  3. Lady Q: Across the Universe
  4. Laurel-Rain @ Snow Connections & Impressions
  5. Kathy @ Ms. Martin Teaches Media
  6. Redd @ Unbroken Wyld
  7. Carin (Caroline Bookbinder)
  8. Bev @ My Reader's Block
  1. Bonnie Jacobs @ Bonnie's Books
  2. Kasumi @ . . Resumiendo. .
  3. Christina (Babbling Book Reviews)
  4. Rose City Reader
  5. Pagesofjulia
  6. This linky list is now closed.

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