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Thursday, May 5, 2011

First Line Friday

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First Line Friday: 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 would like, 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 at A Few More Pages every Friday.

Audrey, Wait by Robin Benway
The day I broke up with my boyfriend Evan was the day he wrote the song. You know, the song. I'm sure you've heard it.

I actually think this is an excellent first phrase.  It lets the reader know a few things right off: 1) the narrator has a song written about her, and 2) the contents of the song might not be very complimentary since it was written on the day the couple broke up. Sounds like a fun premise for a book.


4 comments:

  1. Very interesting...wonder if the author gives you the song in full later or if it's all left to the imagination?

    I'm just starting one based on Sherlock Holmes: http://myreadersblock.blogspot.com/2011/05/book-beginnings-on-friday.html

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  2. It's a great beginning. I still haven't read the book, but enough about it to know what it's about. I might get around to reading it some day too :-)

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  3. Great beginning - and great cover!
    Here's mine:
    http://thebookgatherer.blogspot.com/2011/05/book-beginningson-friday.html

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  4. That is one of those books i've just never gotten around to reading. I should pick it up

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