First Line Friday January 26 and life update

It’s already the last Friday of January!!!!

Life update first

I want to apologize to my bloggers friends as I have been scarce liking and commenting these last days. I swear I will catch up this weekend on all your posts but work has kept me busy.

I’m also hyper busy working in the shadows of the blog (blogging backstage how cool does it seem right? 😉 ) because I’m preparing my BIG DAILY EVENT for February so basically… NEXT WEEK! It takes a lot of time but it will be so much fun!

Announcement on the blog on January 31st to introduce you to all the good stuff with several giveaways planned this month!

I’ve also been busy honing my skills with Photoshop, reading, writing reviews and as you’ve seen interviewing two authors Stuart Reardon ex-rugby player turned coach/cover model/author and Jane Harvey Berrick.

I have another interview to prepare that I will send to the author hopefully this weekend (I promised her the week before!!!!!).

Plus you know grocery shopping, teenage crisis, dog walking, yada, yada.

 

 

I have tons of ideas for the blog but too little time really!

OK enough about me and more about books!

 

First Line Friday

First Line Friday is a weekly event hosted by Hoarding Books.

It’s really easy all you have to do is open the book that you are reading or the first book you get your hands on, open it and write the first lines.

It would be fantastic of course if you could visit the other participants and comment on their posts. Comments are blogger’s currency LOL

 

Here are my lines:

“On a drowsy Sunday afternoon, a man in a long dark coat hesitated in front or a house on a tree-lined street. He hadn’t parked a car, nor had he come by taxi. No neighbor had seen him strolling along the sidewalk. He simply appeared, as if stepping between one shadow and the next.”

 

Intriguing right?

They come from a book I’ve been awaiting for a loooooong time and that landed in my mail today: The Cruel Prince by Holly Black.

Have you read it? What are your first lines?

Now excuse me I have First Lines to comment on and a feed to catch up with!

Happy Friday everyone.

Thanks for reading

Sophie

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25 Replies to “First Line Friday January 26 and life update”

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Me tooo! <3

  1. Ohhhh a big blog event coming soon? That sounds VERY exciting! 😀
    I love that first line! I have heard fantastic things about The Cruel Prince lately, hope you will love it 🙂

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Me too Marie, thank you!!!! Happy Sunday 😉

  2. yay! Thanks for joining up with us!

    My current first line is from Cathy Gohlke’s Until We Find Home: “Lightning crackled, splitting the night sky over Paris, illuminating letters painted on the bookstore window across the street: La Maison des Amis des Livres.”

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Thank you for sharing your lines with me! Happy Saturday 😉

  3. It definitely sounds intriguing! I haven’t read The Cruel Prince yet but I’m so looking forward to read it next month.

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Hi Raven I hope to begin reading it by tomorrow as I had so much to catch up with the blog right now. I hope you’ll love it!

  4. Oh my goodness! That sounds intense! Happy Saturday!

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Thank you Heather! You too 😉

  5. Ooo…sounds good!! Happy reading Sophie!

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Thank you Trisy you too! <3

  6. That’s certainly an intriguing opening!

    I have the first line from Tamara Leigh’s latest release, The Awakening, on my blog, but here I’m going to share the first line from my current read, ‘Weaver’s Needle’ by Robin Caroll:

    “Unless you get one of those miracles they’re always talking about in church, I don’t see how you’ll be able to keep the business open into spring.”

    Have a great weekend. 🙂

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Thank you you too! I wonder if the miracle will happen 😉

  7. Ohhh, I love this meme! Fantastic!

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Isn’t it Janine? I think too!

  8. Happy Friday Sophie! Here’s my first line from one book I’m reading, “ Shadowsong”, by S. Jae-Jones.

    To Franz Josef Johannes Gottlieb Vogler
    care of Master Antonius
    Paris
    My Dear Sepperl,
    They say it rained the day that Mozart died. God must see fit to cry on the days of musician’s funerals for it was pissing buckets when we laid Papa to rest in the church cemetery.

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      You are reading Shadowsong! Hoooo I still need to read the first book but I want it so much Kim!!! I love these lines and I hope the book does not disappoint you with all its hype.

  9. It is certainly catching my attention. I have seen this book feature before. I am featuring one of Margaret Coel books about the Arapahoe indians. Happy reading.

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Thank you Betty Louise! You too 😉

  10. Definitely intriguing!

    I’m sharing the first line from Aint Misbehaving by Marji Laine on my blog. I’m currently reading My Sister’s Prayer by Mindy Starns Clark and Leslie Gould. It’s the middle book in a trilogy and I really shouldn’t have read the third book first, because it did ruin some of the big-picture suspense. Here’s the first line:

    The cry for help came as I was coasting toward the bicycle rack at the far end of the story.

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Definitely intriguing! I want more 😉 Happy Friday Lola <3

  11. Happy Friday!

    My FLF comes from the book I’m reading now, Liza’s Second Chance by Molly Jebber!

    Lisa Schrock, clenched her teeth and dug her fingers in the fresh dough in her Amish bakery. The forced smiles, nods to her friends’ compliments, and suppressing the truth about her husband had been difficult, but she’d managed to keep her miserable marriage a secret.

    Have an awesome weekend and happy reading!

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Thank you Susan you too!

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