So, what’s it about?
First Line Fridays is a weekly — obviously — feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words where we dare to ask: What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author, or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines? It is a meme that allows us to explore the world of fiction.
I myself judge books by their author, cover, and notoriety. So, seeing people do this challenge for months has had me pick up some pretty amazing books
How it works?
• Pick a book off your shelf (it could be a current read or on your TBR) and open to the first page.
• Copy the first few lines, but don’t provide any other details about the book just yet — let’s see if it hooks the reader in!
• Finally…reveal the book!
“first the colours,
then the humans.
That’s how I normally see things.
Or at least, how I try.
HERE IS A SMALL FACT,
you are going to die.”
MY THOUGHTS: oh my god this has made me love this book all over again! I read this once years ago and loved it then & this has made me love it again. It’s a pretty well known first line so I won’t be surprised when people already figure it out, but this is the perfect way to start a book in my opinion
THE BOOK IS
THE BOOK THEIF – MARKUS ZUSAK
It’s just a small story really, about among other things: a girl, some words, an accordionist, some fanatical Germans, a Jewish fist-fighter, and quite a lot of thievery …
Set during World War II in Germany, Markus Zusak’s groundbreaking new novel is the story of Liesel Meminger, a foster girl living outside of Munich. Liesel scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can’t resist – books. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement before he is marched to Dachau. This is an unforgettable story about the ability of books to feed the soul.
So what did you think of this first line?
until next time,