Friday, January 14, 2011

Book Beginnings on Friday: January 14, 2011


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!

I'm reading a fantastic book right now that's been sitting on my TBR for months, and I wish I had started sooner! It's The Heretic's Daughter by Kathleen Kent. (ISBN 9780316024495) Here's the first line:

The distance by wagon from Billerica to neighboring Andover is but nine miles.

As first lines go, this one isn't that thrilling. But it does set the scene and the location of most of the book. I might not be super excited by a first line like this, but it didn't take long for this story to crawl under my skin and keep me up late.

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. Tea(My Beloved Book Shelves)
  2. Helen's Book Blog
  3. Kathy @ Ms. Martin Teaches Media
  4. Kathy @ Inside of a Dog
  5. Book Obsessed {Coming Undone}
  6. Laurel-Rain @ Snow Connections & Impressions
  7. Kristie @ live through books
  8. Bev @ My Reader's Block
  1. Yvonne @ fiction books. 'Hearts Of Gold'
  2. Pages of Julia
  3. Carin (Caroline Bookbinder)
  4. Kasumi @ . . . Resumiendo. . .
  5. Kiki Jacobs @ Bonnie's Books

  6. This linky list is now closed.

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