Friday, January 28, 2011

Book Beginnings on Friday: January 28, 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!

This week I'm reading When We Were Strangers by Pamela Schoenewaldt (ISBN: 9780062003997). Here are the first few lines:

I come from the village of Opi in Abruzzo, perched on the spine of Italy. As long as anyone remembers, our family kept sheep. We lived and died in Opi and those who left the mountain always came to ruin.

I thought this was an intriguing beginning. Opi sounds like a small town where few people move to and few people leave. This book is an immigrant's story, and this beginning was a great way to start it off. I remember hoping that the narrator didn't come to ruin when she left the mountain.

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. The Story Factory Reading Zone
  2. Lifetime Reading Plan
  3. The Fire in Ember - DiAnn Mills
  4. Helen's Book Blog
  5. The Seven Dials by Agatha Christie
  6. Laurel-Rain @ Snow Connections & Impressions
  7. Surreal and Sublime
  8. The Case for Falling in Love (Book Obsessed)
  9. Carin (Caroline Bookbinder)
  10. West Virginia Red Reads "Shiver"
  1. Kasumi @ . . . Resumiendo. . .
  2. Aleksandra's Corner
  3. Kathy @ Ms. Martin Teaches Media
  4. Yvonne @ Fiction Books
  5. Kathy @ Inside of a Dog
  6. Bev @ My Reader's Block
  7. Redd @ the Wyld Hollow
  8. Pagesofjulia
  9. Violette @ The Mystery Bookshelf

  10. This linky list is now closed.

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